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The Writing Book: A Practical Guide for Fiction Writers

The Writing Book: A Practical Guide for Fiction Writers

The Writing Book doesn't just talk about how to write fiction; it takes you, step-by-step, through the process of doing it. Each chapter concentrates on one aspect of writing: getting started, bringing characters to life, writing convincing dialogue, revising and writer's block, ... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781742373881
Barcode 9781742373881
Published 1 September 2010 by Allen & Unwin
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Grenville, Kate
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ISBN-13 9781742373881
ISBN-10 1742373887
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Allen & Unwin
Imprint Allen & Unwin
Publication Date 1 September 2010
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Grenville, Kate
Category Creative Writing & Creative Writing Guides
Language Teaching & Learning Material & Coursework
Press & Journalism
Australian
Number of Pages 240
Dimensions Width: 128mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 18mm
Weight 230g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Authorship, Fiction - Technique, Creative writing, Narration (Rhetoric)
NBS Text Usage & Writing Guides
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 808.02
Catalogue Code 108452

Description of this Book

The Writing Book doesn't just talk about how to write fiction; it takes you, step-by-step, through the process of doing it. Each chapter concentrates on one aspect of writing: getting started, bringing characters to life, writing convincing dialogue, revising and writer's block, etc. Exercises in each chapter are carefully structured so that each one builds on the one before. Examples from contemporary Australian writing demonstrate how different writers tackle the technical aspects of their art. By working your way through this book, you'll gradually craft a piece of fiction, and develop confidence in your own fictional voice. If you'd like to write, but you're not sure how to start, The Writing Book will show you how. If you're already writing, The Writing Book will give you practical ideas for new energy and direction.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Can help you knock out writers block. -- Boston Herald on Writing from Start to Finish

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Author's Bio

Kate Grenville is the author of The Secret River, The Idea of Perfection, The Lieutenant and Lilian's Story.

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