On Creative Writing

On Creative Writing

by Linda A Lavid
     
 

There are several aspects to writing fiction. Rendering what John Gardner in The Art of Fiction describes as a 'vivid and continuous dream' is a complicated affair. Story is created from the imagination of a writer, who in turn must translate it onto a page of symbols so that another person can read, absorb, and experience the story in a similar fashion. It's a…  See more details below

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There are several aspects to writing fiction. Rendering what John Gardner in The Art of Fiction describes as a 'vivid and continuous dream' is a complicated affair. Story is created from the imagination of a writer, who in turn must translate it onto a page of symbols so that another person can read, absorb, and experience the story in a similar fashion. It's a remarkable process when you think about it. In On Creative Writing the process of writing fiction is demystified and cut in palatable bites to help any writer who has the passion and mad desire to tell a story. Fiction demands a working knowledge of many points of craft that can be taught and learned. And while mastering craft can be daunting, each one of us has the skills to meet the challenge. In fact, the quality most needed is neither talent nor knowledge, but the mad, unrelenting desire to tell a story. And with this passion, walk to the end of the diving board, loosed your shoulders, and take the plunge.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781499391091
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
05/09/2014
Pages:
84
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.17(d)

Meet the Author

Linda A. Lavid is a writer and painter from western New York. Her work has appeared in the following publications: The Southern Cross Review,Wilmington Blues, Plots with Guns, Unlikely Stories, Ascent Aspirations,A Cruel World,Zimmerzine, Cenotaph, Over Coffee, Tangents, and published by the Haworth Press. A short story, "The Accident", was a finalist in Otto Penzler's Great Mystery Stories of 2003. "DMV", another short story, received an award from Ascent Magazine. Her book, 101 Ways to Meditate: Discover Your True Self, was a finalist in the 2011 Global E-Book Awards.

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