Fiction Writer's Handbook

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Barnes & Noble, 1979 - Fiction - 200 pages
3 Reviews
This book offers practical advice on every aspect of writing novels and short stories: plotting and narrative development, characterization and dialogue, sources of material, how to plan an opening, how to rough out chapters of a novel, how to use suspense and emotional color, how to rewrite and highlight, and much more. - Back cover.

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User Review  - Fredrick Danysh - Goodreads

The author draws upon her long experience as co-editor of Story Magazine to give advice and tips on writing fiction. She discusses the elements and addresses both short stories and full length novels. Read full review

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User Review  - Charles - Goodreads

I marked a lot of passages in this book. There's a lot of insight into the art/craft of writing fiction, but also an air of literary superiority and egoism that tainted the book for me. Glad to be done with it. Read full review

Contents

Why Write?
3
ELEMENTS OF FICTION
9
A WRITERS MATERIAL
67
Copyright

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About the author (1979)

As co-editors of Story magazine, Whit and Hallie Burnett published the first work of many noted writers--Norman Mailer, J.D. Salinger, William Saroyan, Tennessee Williams, Truman Capote, Carson McCullers and many others. The Burnetts also taught writing and wrote and edited numerous books.

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