Write Away: One Novelist's Approach to Fiction and the Writing Life

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Harper Collins, Mar 15, 2005 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 288 pages
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Bestselling author Elizabeth George has spent years teaching writing, and in Write Away she shares her knowledge of the creative process. George combines clear, intelligent, and functional advice on fiction writing with anecdotes from her own life, the story of her journey to publication, and inside information on how she meticulously researches and writes her novels. George's solid understanding of craft is conveyed in the enticing manner of a true storyteller, making Write Away not only a marvelous, interesting, and informative book but also a glimpse inside the world of a beloved writer.

 

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User Review  - DWWilkin - LibraryThing

For the beginning writer, or one young in the craft this is quite a good resource. One I can recommend to those who are just joining the ranks of we who write. It is not an easy craft, and as George ... Read full review

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User Review  - LisaMaria_C - LibraryThing

This is less well-known than Stephen King's memoir and book on craft, but only slightly less loved among the writing books on my bookshelves. An editor once told me that if you're going to take advice ... Read full review

Contents

Story Is Character
3
Yes Theres More About Plot But First
47
Onward from Idea
53
Decisions Decisions
65
As There Is Viewpoint So Is There Voice
76
You Gotta Have Tude
97
TECHNIQUE
104
Loose Ends
167
IS Baby Steps First
177
The Value of Bum Glue
190
Gimme a Map Please
207
All About Character
216
Notes
258
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Elizabeth George is the New York Times bestselling author of sixteen novels of psychological suspense, one book of nonfiction, and two short story collections. Her work has been honored with the Anthony and Agatha awards, the Grand Prix de LittÉrature PoliciÈre, and the MIMI, Germany's prestigious prize for suspense fiction. She lives in Washington State.

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