Fiction Writers Hdbk

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Harper Collins, Jan 27, 1993 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 224 pages
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This book offers practical advice on every aspect of writing novels and short stories: plotting and narrative development, characterization and dialogue, sources of material, planning an opening, roughing out chapters, using suspense and emotional color, rewriting and highlighting and much more. Examples drawn from the works of outstanding writers, past and present, illustrate each point, making this the perfect handbook for professional writers and students.

 

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Contents

Why Write?
3
Plotting and Narrative Development
33
Character and Dialogue
47
The Manner of the Telling
59
The Usable Past
69
Reading
78
Notebooks and Diaries
85
Some Introductory Material
95
The Subject of Your Story
114
Point of View
120
The Ending
128
Clues Logic Relationships
149
Rewriting and Highlighting
160
A Salute to Whit Burnett by J D Salinge
187
114
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About the author (1993)

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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