So You Want to Write: How to Master the Craft of Writing Fiction and Memoir [NOOK Book]

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The new expanded edition of the bestseller Booklist calls, "A must-have for would-be writers!" The one book a fiction or memoir writer needs, focusing on beginnings, character, dialogue, research, work habits, plot, memory, dealing with deeply personal material, and publishing.
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So You Want to Write: How to Master the Craft of Writing Fiction and Memoir

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Overview


The new expanded edition of the bestseller Booklist calls, "A must-have for would-be writers!" The one book a fiction or memoir writer needs, focusing on beginnings, character, dialogue, research, work habits, plot, memory, dealing with deeply personal material, and publishing.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780979641527
  • Publisher: Leapfrog Press
  • Publication date: 8/1/2005
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 474,990
  • File size: 998 KB

Meet the Author


Marge Piercy is the author of 16 novels, including the bestsellers Gone to Soldiers and The Longings of Women and the classic Woman On the Edge of Time, as well as the critically acclaimed memoir, Sleeping With Cats. The author of 16 books of poetry, she is the most anthologized poet of her generation. Her work has been translated into 18 languages. Ira Wood is a publisher as well as the author of two novels The Kitchen Man and Going Public and the co-author (with Marge Piercy) of the erotic thriller Storm Tide. His workshops, given nationwide, emphasize the importance of the writer's craft and overcoming the inner and outer barriers to creativity.
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Table of Contents

Sharpening your innate skills 17
Beginnings 27
Characterization 47
How to avoid writing like a victim 75
The uses of dialog 79
Plot in the novel 95
Personal narrative strategies 117
Choosing and manipulating viewpoint 129
Descriptions 141
When you have research to do 153
A few genres : historical fiction, mystery, science fiction 161
Writing short stories 177
Titles 191
Writing humor : learning survival techniques 197
A scandal in the family 217
Work and other habits 225
Fame, fortune, and other tawdry illusions 237
The 10 most destructive things writers can do 249
Practical information 257
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