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- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95
This book is a study of the short story, one of the widest taught genres in English literature, from an innovative methodological perspective. Both liminality and the short story are well-researched phenomena, but the combination of both is not frequent. This book discusses the relevance of the concept of liminality for the short story genre and... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 6.79
The world's best contemporary writers?from Michael Chabon and Claire Messud to Jonathan Lethem and Amy Tan?engage in a wide-ranging, insightful, and oft- surprising roundtable discussion on the art of writing fiction Drawing back the curtain on the mysterious process of writing novels, The Secret Miracle brings together the foremost practitioners... more...
- Allison & Busby 2011; US$ 8.99
Every week, agents and publishers in this country receive hundreds of manuscripts from would-be authors. Of these, fewer than one per cent will make it into print. David Armstrong was one of the one per-centers, his first crime novel plucked from the slush pile at a major publisher and published to acclaim So far, so good. But it rapidly became clear... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 95.00
This book puts the short story at the heart of contemporary postcolonial studies and questions what postcolonial literary criticism may be. Focusing on short fiction between 1975 and today ? the period in which critical theory came to determine postcolonial studies ? it argues for a sophisticated critique exemplified by the ambiguity of the form. more...
- F+W Media 2009; US$ 14.99 US$ 13.49
Create Convincing Characters That Readersand EditorsCan't Resist! It's the question that eternally plagues all good writers: How can you describe the thoughts and feelings of characters who have backgrounds or psychological aberrations with which you have no personal experience? How can you describe the feelings of a drug addict if you've never... more...
- The Floating Press 1900; US$ 6.99 US$ 6.08
This book is an attempt to put into definite form the principles observed by the masters of the short story in the practice of their art. It is the result of a careful study of their work, of some indifferent attempts to imitate them, and of the critical examination of several thousands of short stories written by amateurs. It is designed to be of... more...
- F+W Media 2004; US$ 16.99 US$ 15.29
Craft an Engaging Plot How does plot influence story structure? What's the difference between plotting for commercial and literary fiction? How do you revise a plot or structure that's gone off course? With Write Great Fiction: Plot & Structure , you'll discover the answers to these questions and more. Award-winning author James Scott Bell offers... more...
- F+W Media 2009; US$ 14.99 US$ 13.49
Strategies and Tactics for the Master Novelist Successfully starting and finishing a publishable novel is often like fighting a series of battles. You not only have to work hard to shape memorable characters, develop gripping plots, and craft dazzling dialogue, but you also have to fight against self-doubts and fears. And then there's the challenge... more...
- F+W Media 2008; US$ 16.99 US$ 15.29
Don't let the revision process intimidate you any longer. Discover how to successfully transform your first draft into a polished final draft readers won't be able to forget. In Write Great Fiction: Revision & Self-Editing , James Scott Bell draws on his experience as a novelist and instructor to provide specific revision tips geared toward the... more...
- How To Books 2005; US$ 17.00
Helps you with your desire to write and shows how to fulfil this desire. This book includes: visualisation techniques, flow charts, and word webs. Each of these is designed to help you to explore both your conscious and your subconscious mind and to harness your creativity with a view to developing your characters, settings, plot and dialogue. more...