The Art of Creative Writing

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Citadel Press, 1965 - Reference - 224 pages
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'Every type of creative writing depends upon the credibility of a character.' This fundamental observation serves as the basis of Lajos Egri's book. In it he offers a step by step guide for the development of fiction, plays, & TV & radio scripts. He shows how to probe the secrets of human motivation to define flesh-&-blood characters who create suspense & conflcit & who grow emotionally under stress & strain Engri is the author of THE ART OF DRAMATIC WRITING, YOUR KEY TO SUCCESSFUL WRITING, the first of which has been translated into 17 languages.

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User Review  - Ste100 - LibraryThing

Too character-based to give it the title "The Art of Creative Writing", but considering the stuff I write is heavily character based, this is an invaluable book for making said characters real. Read full review

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User Review  - Serge Pierro - Goodreads

As advertised, Egri presents a guide to writing stories with real (believable) characters. His experience from plays comes through in his teaching. Read full review


The Art of Enduring Writing
Source of Reader Identification
The Importance of Being Important
The Shaping of a Character
Character Contradiction
Forging the Unbreakable Bond
Where Do Writers Get Their Ideas?
Introduction to Motivation

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Lajos Egri (1888-1967) was born in Hungary and founded the Egri School of Writing in New York City in the 1930s. In addition to writing books, he spent his life writing and directing plays in both the United States and Europe, as well as writing screenplays for the film industry.

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