What if?: Writing Exercises for Fiction Writers / Edition 1by Anne Bernays, Pamela Painter
Pub. Date: 01/07/1997
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
An essential to any writer's library, What If? is comprised entirely of specific exercises intended to help the reader master the art of writing fiction.The exercises isolate the various elements of fiction - dialogue, plot, characterization, point- of-view, etc. - and present specific problems to solve through writing.Directed toward both beginners and professional writers, this book addresses topics such as discovering where to start and end a story; learning when to use dialogue and when to use indirect discourse; transforming real events into fiction; and finding language that both sings and communicates precisely.For those interested in writing fiction.
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- Revised Edition
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- 6.12(w) x 9.28(h) x 0.97(d)
Table of Contents
II. NOTEBOOKS, JOURNALS, AND MEMORY.
IV. PERSPECTIVE, DISTANCE, AND POINT OF VIEW.
VII. THE ELEMENTS OF STYLE.
VIII. A WRITER'S TOOLS.
IX. INVENTION AND TRANSFORMATION.
X. STORY ELEMENTS AND FORMS AS A GIVEN.
XI. REVISION: REWRITING IS WRITING.
XIII. LEARNING FROM THE GREATS.
XIV. A COLLECTION OF SHORT FICTION.
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