Telling the Tale: The African-American Fiction Writer's Guide

Telling the Tale: The African-American Fiction Writer's Guide

by Angela Benson
     
 

Finally, a writing guide for the African-American writer that's as inspiring as it is instructive.

In this one-of-a-kind guide, Angela Benson offers step-by-step guidance for black writers--from getting started to revising complete drafts--for anyone who has a tale to tell. Featuring tools, techniques, and illustrative examples from the best black writers of…  See more details below

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Finally, a writing guide for the African-American writer that's as inspiring as it is instructive.

In this one-of-a-kind guide, Angela Benson offers step-by-step guidance for black writers--from getting started to revising complete drafts--for anyone who has a tale to tell. Featuring tools, techniques, and illustrative examples from the best black writers of our day, this book will help writers learn to:

find their own style
create characters readers will care about
capture voices from their community
write natural-sounding dialogue
mine personal experience for detail
weave a compelling story
Includes exercises, worksheets, examples, and step-by-step instructions, as well as inspiring advice
and more...

Telling the Tale also includes helpful exercises, worksheets, and tips to show African-American writers how to perfect their craft.

Angela Benson has written seven books and a novella, and has given numerous workshops and presentations on writing.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425170540
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/01/2000
Edition description:
BERKLEY TR
Pages:
1
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.96(h) x 0.62(d)

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