a[Dufresneas] generous, wise, cajoling, stern, and compassionate voice will get you working right away.aaBrad Watson aWriting a novel, a says John Dufresne, ais not as easy as you may have thought before you tried. But itas also not as difficult as you imagined.a Dufresneas smart, practical, hard-nosed guide is for the person who has always wanted to write a novel but has been daunted by the sometimes chaotic, always challenging writing process. A patient teacher and experienced writer, Dufresne focuses his expertise and good humor on helping aspiring novelists take their first tentative steps. His six-month program variously calls attention to the key elements of good fiction writing and offers exercises that are designed to sharpen writersa command of novel-length storytelling. After six months of guided writing, the users of this book will finish what might have once seemed impossibleaa rich and compelling first draft of a novel. Is Life Like This? may well be the most important addition to the aspiring writeras library.Richarda#39;s writing a letter to Ed McMahon with the directions to his house. Ita#39;s not so easy to find ... This just in case he does win the Publishers Clearing House Sweepstakes. He probably ... Hea#39;s not going to work at all, you realize. Hea#39;s going toanbsp;...
|Title||:||Is Life Like This?: A Guide to Writing Your First Novel in Six Months|
|Publisher||:||W. W. Norton & Company - 2010-02-01|