Your Creative Writing Masterclass: Let Austin, Dickens, Chekhov, Hemingway, Nebokov, Vonnegut and More Than 100 Modern and Classic Authors Teach You the Craft of Writing Successful Novels, Screenplays, and Short Stories

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In this book of highly practical advice and informative exercises, using quotes from diaries, interviews and autobiographies, the masters of contemporary and classic fiction are gathered together to impart lessons from their own careers: Charles Dickens drops in to help you create exciting characters; Ernest Hemingway helps you figure out how to write concisely and powerfully; and Jane Austen shows you show to make the reader warm to an unsympathetic character. Using a combination of tried-and-tested advice and ...

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Your Creative Writing Masterclass: Featuring Austen, Chekhov, Dickens, Hemingway, Nabokov, Vonnegut, and more than 100 contemporary and classic authors - Advice from the best on writing successful novels, screenplays and short stories

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Overview

In this book of highly practical advice and informative exercises, using quotes from diaries, interviews and autobiographies, the masters of contemporary and classic fiction are gathered together to impart lessons from their own careers: Charles Dickens drops in to help you create exciting characters; Ernest Hemingway helps you figure out how to write concisely and powerfully; and Jane Austen shows you show to make the reader warm to an unsympathetic character. Using a combination of tried-and-tested advice and ingenious applications, Your Creative Writing Masterclass helps the budding writer to finesse her talent, flesh out characters, write to her market, and—most importantly—overcome psychological obstructions and put pen to paper. More than just a ‘how-to’ book, Your Creative Writing Masterclass is a friendly companion and coach which will provide the advice needed to become a full-time writer.

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"A wonderful resource for both individual writers, and for writing groups. It helps writers feel that even when sitting along at their desks, they are not alone. Opening this book, they access the wisdom of great writers, and the practical help and advice from Jurgen Wolff, a generous and constructive writing companion."- Julie Everton, award-winning playwright, teacher of creative writing and screenwriting at the University of Brighton

"Your Creative Writing Masterclass distills some of the most incisive wisdom of the literary greats, helping to guide modern-day authors who wish to write fiction well, and to better understand the career and lifestyle of a professional author."- Michael J. Ross, writer

"It's a great book. The tone strikes a good balance between chatty and knowledgeable. It's definitely a book I could use with my students."- Robin Gott, creative writing teacher

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781857885781
  • Publisher: Nicholas Brealey Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/16/2012
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 1,391,847
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Jurgen Wolff is a writer, teacher and author of ten books, including Successful Scriptwriting (60,000 copies sold), Top Secrets: Screenwriting, Creativity Now! and Successful Sitcom Writing, as well as a dozen plays. His film and television credits include Midnight Man starring Rob Lowe, The Real Howard Spitz starring Kelsey Grammer and Amanda Donohoe, the animated series Norman Normal and many more. Wolff is a graduate of Stanford University and has taught at the University of Southern California and at private workshops around the world.
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