Write Away: One Writer's Approach to the Novel

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Harper Collins, Oct 13, 2009 - 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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Contents

Story Is Character
4
Setting Is Story
18
Nothing Without Landscape
30
Plotting It Is the Cause My Soul
40
Yes Theres More About Plot But First
48
Onward from Idea
54
The Start Decisions Decisions
66
As There Is Viewpoint So Is There Voice
77
Loose Ends
168
Baby Steps First
178
The Value of Bum Glue
191
Tidbits from Q A
199
Gimme a Map Please
208
All About Character
217
Turning Places into Settings
231
Final Words
254

Voice You Gotta Have Tude
98
Dialogue Speak the Speech If You Will
107
Tricks of the Dialogue Trade
120
The Scene Okay So It Is Rocket Science
130
Knowledge Is Power Technique Is Glory
158
The Process in a Nutshell
256
Notes
259
Index
262
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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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