Fiction Writer's Companion: A Concise Collection of Notes on Technique

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Anaphase II Publishing, 2003 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 120 pages
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Fiction Writer's Companion is the most concise helpmate ever conceived!Don't Strangle Your Muse!...And don't spend hours of your valuable writing time sifting through volumes of writing books for just the right tip on....The elements of plot design-where the action is!.Creating believable, intense, and interesting characters.Injecting drama and suspense with flair.Creating tone and mood.Giving your dialogue pizzaz and color.Creating intrigue and suspense with foreshadowing.Writing smooth and unobtrusive scene transitions.Mastering the pace of your story.Keeping the author's unique voice while maintaining your protagonist's own voice.When to distance readers; when to pull them inside your characters.Developing your own styleFiction Writer's Companion is the most information-intensive gem-of-a-book on writing you'll ever use!
 

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Contents

Introduction
5
STORY LENGTH
7
STORY STRUCTURE
8
Outlines
9
Fretags Triangle
11
Plot Outlined as a Radial Diagram
12
VIEWPOINT
13
FRAMING DEVICES
15
DRAMA
42
SUSPENSE
44
STYLE
46
TONE
47
FORESHADOWING
49
FLASHBACKS
50
OPENINGS
52
ENDINGS
53

PLOT
16
GOALS
19
CONFLICT
21
CHARACTERIZATION
23
DIALOGUE
29
PAUSES
34
BACKFILL
37
PACE
39
TRANSITIONS
41
WRITING ESSENTIALS REMEDIAL COURSE
55
Euphemism
62
Misused Words
70
The Ins and Outs of Copyrights
82
CREATIVE REWRITING
93
INSPIRATION
101
FORMATS
107
PROOFREADING
114
Copyright

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