This is a practical workbook that guides writers, step-by-step, toward completing a work of fiction. Free of generalizing platitudes, it instead focuses on the specifics of craft: from getting started, discovering characters, writing dialogue and description, to evaluating the design of a draft, and of course revision. Exercises found in this book are actual techniques working writers rely on. They include speed writing, sorting and grouping, rewriting an incident in various styles, experimenting with tone, voice, syntax, and more. Designed to cover every stage of the processafrom brainstorming an idea to the final draftathese practical suggestions help writers to liberate their creativity and to refine existing work. Excerpts from published authors are also included and help to illustrate the techniques taught.A workbook that offers down-to-earth ideas and suggestions for anyone interested in getting started or honing their creative writing skills.
|Title||:||The Writing Book|
|Publisher||:||Allen & Unwin - 1999|