Fiction Writer's Handbook

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Barnes & Noble, 1979 - Fiction - 200 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, how to plan an opening, how to rough out chapters of a novel, how to use suspense and emotional color, how to rewrite and highlight, and much more. - Back cover.

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User Review  - Fredrick Danysh - Goodreads

The author draws upon her long experience as co-editor of Story Magazine to give advice and tips on writing fiction. She discusses the elements and addresses both short stories and full length novels. Read full review

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User Review  - Charles - Goodreads

I marked a lot of passages in this book. There's a lot of insight into the art/craft of writing fiction, but also an air of literary superiority and egoism that tainted the book for me. Glad to be done with it. Read full review


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About the author (1979)

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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