Learning to Write Fiction from the Masters

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Plume, 1996 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 265 pages
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Jane Austen, Leo Tolstoy, Ernest Hemingway, Willa Cather, Jack London, Dorothy Parker, John O'Hara, Elmore Leonard, and a host of other greats past and present have much to show you about how to begin and end a story, structure a plot, create memorable characters, write dialogue, depict settings and action, heighten romance, choose winning titles, and meet all the other challenges of the art of fiction.
Barnaby Conrad, a bestselling author as well as one of America's premier creative writing teachers, has selected key examples from the best of the best to reveal the essential tools of storytelling and demonstrate their use. His book offers fresh inspiration and guidance for all writers of fiction. It is also a joy to read.

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Contents

Settings
35
Characterization
53
Individualizing
85
Copyright

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About the author (1996)

BARNABY CONRAD III is the author of the popular books "The Martini, Cigar," and "Absinthe," His articles have appeared in more than thirty publications, including "Smithsonian, The San Francisco Chronicle, Art in America," and "Travel & Leisure," He lives in San Francisco, California.

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