Novel Voicesby Levasseur, Kevin Rabalais (Editor)
In Novel Voices, you'll discover a wealth of practical and motivating insight from today's most talented authors. Interviews with Ernest J. Gaines, Ha Jin, Melanie Rae Thon, Charles Baxter, William H. Gass, and more provide the instruction and inspiration you need to create winning fiction that will garner critical and creative success. Learn how to spark ideas for your writing and bring a story to life. Explore various elements of craft, from deciding on the best form for a piece of fiction to creating effective and realistic dialogue. Read advice on how to deepen a story by adjusting pace, tone, or point of view. Each author also discusses various aspects of the editing process, whether it's determining when to stop writing and start revising, or how to take and work with criticism. Throughout, you'll find first-hand tips on the craft of writing and breaking into publishing, all to develop and strengthen your own novel voice.
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This is a terrific book. On one level, it provides invaluable information and insights for everyone who has ever purposefully put pen to paper. Editors/interviewers Levasseur and Rabalais prompt their subjects--a selection of some of America¿s premier novelists--to reveal problems and the processes they employ in their own writing. The result is a volume that is more like a road map than a how-to book, offering writers several proven paths to reach their goals rather than a set of useless rules. At the same time, Novel Voices is perfect for anyone who considers themselves to be serious readers. Levasseur and Rabalais ask the questions many readers wish they had the opportunity--and the literary background--to ask. Reading Novel Voices will make readers more perceptive, more thoughtful, and more appreciative of their favorite books. Get Novel Voices now. It belongs on the bookshelf of anyone with a bookshelf.