Milieu: a step by step approach to writing [NOOK Book]

Overview

Milieu is a step by step tutorial, which describes and illustrates a fascinating and exciting method for writing stories and novels. Simplified, the method involves defining one character, placing him in a milieu (setting) and letting the story develop on its own. Characters are added as they are required. It is helpful to know the main character’s back-story, some idea as to the conflicts that will be acted out (the driving force or forces), and typically – in general, at least – how the story will end. The ...
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Milieu: a step by step approach to writing

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Overview

Milieu is a step by step tutorial, which describes and illustrates a fascinating and exciting method for writing stories and novels. Simplified, the method involves defining one character, placing him in a milieu (setting) and letting the story develop on its own. Characters are added as they are required. It is helpful to know the main character’s back-story, some idea as to the conflicts that will be acted out (the driving force or forces), and typically – in general, at least – how the story will end. The writing proceeds without an outline, allowing the characters to drive the story. In this book, the author writes a short novel to illustrate the approach and goes into great detail about how each aspect arrived and why and how the word choices, sentence styles, and related aspects came to be.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940148382201
  • Publisher: Tom Gnagey
  • Publication date: 7/14/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 225 KB

Meet the Author

Writing under several pen names, by genre, the author has written nearly 80 books and novels and many hundreds of shorter stories. With an academic background and decades of hands-on experience in education and clinical psychology, he brings a sensitivity and understanding about the human condition, which supports believable characters and helps develop important story lines with which readers can easily identify. He chooses to write about teen life and struggles, fostering mutually productive relationships between youngsters and older adults, mysteries, action/adventure, mainstream adult fiction, and short stories with a twist (it’s the Imp in him!). He speaks widely on topics related to his books and stories, the process of writing and living mutually facilitating lives.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2013

    I have written all my life but was afraid my work wasn't good e

    I have written all my life but was afraid my work wasn't good enough - that I didn't have the right words down on paper. Milieu has shown me that's the wrong approach. Just lay in it and that's when the fun begins - re-write, re-write, re-write! It makes intuitive sense and the books 'billion' examples and author notes on why he does what he does are invaluable. I'm finally off and running. Bob Carter

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