How to Write a Damn Good Novel, II

How to Write a Damn Good Novel, II

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qDamn goodq fiction is dramatic fiction, Frey insists, whether it is by Hemingway or Grisham, Le Carre or Ludlum, Austen or Dickens. Despite their differences, these authors' works share common elements: strong narrative lines, fascinating characters, steadily building conflicts, and satisfying conclusions. Frey's How to Write a Damn Good Novel is one of the most widely used guides ever published for aspiring authors. Here, in How to Write a Damn Good Novel, II, Frey offers powerful advanced techniques to build suspense, create fresher, more interesting characters, and achieve greater reader sympathy, empathy, and identification. How to Write a Damn Good Novel, II also warns against the pseudo-rules often inflicted upon writers, rules such as qThe author must always be invisibleq and qYou must stick to a single viewpoint in a scene, q which cramp the imagination and deaden the narrative. Frey focuses instead on promises that the author makes to the reader--promises about character, narrative voice, story type, and so on, which must be kept if the reader is to be satisfied. This book is rich, instructive, honest, and often tellingly funny about the way writers sometimes fail their readers and themselves.It is possible, though, for the reader to identify with the prisonera#39;s goal if he has a desire to reform and make amends for ... Give your character a goal that is noble, and the reader will take his side, no matter how much of a degenerate slime heanbsp;...

Title:How to Write a Damn Good Novel, II
Author:James N. Frey
Publisher:Macmillan - 2011-04-01


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