A field guide to writing fiction
HarperCollins Publishers, Apr 1, 1991 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 99 pages
In this brief, pithy, and extremely accessible guide, A.B. Guthrie shares the secrets and techniques that have made him famous. The Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist presents 36 short, practical chapters, illustrated with examples of dos and don'ts on such subjects as: Viewpoint, Characters, Dialogue, Overwriting, and much more.
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A. B. Guthrie adjectives and adverbs agent antihero asked avoid Backcasting beaver beginning writer Bernard DeVoto Big Sky bits of advice Breathe deep called chapter character's critics Custer dialogue ears Elements of Style Ernest Hemingway example experience Fair Land feel felt FIELD GUIDE figures of speech Ford Madox Ford forget give GUIDE TO WRITING hand Hardy head Hemingway's Henry James hunter imagination inert Internal monologue language manuscript mind musket names never noun novel novelist once Oregon Trail overdo Overwriting paragraph passive voice past perfect person plain plot present tense protagonist published reader back rifle ROBERT FROST rooting interest Show speak story style suggest talk tell ters Tess Tetons theme Theodore Morrison thing thought tions trail trap trooper trying turns typewriter verbs of saying viewpoint waited wants to know William Saroyan words on paper WRITING FICTION written wrote