A Creative Writing Handbook: Developing Dramatic Technique, Individual Style and Voice
An inspiring range of approaches to enrich your writing skills. Packed with stimulating writing exercises, numerous quotes and over 30 extracts from literature across a wide variety of genres, the book can be followed as a complete course or dipped into throughout.
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Playing with genre
Conflict and contrast
Vision and revision
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