This is a practical workbook that guides writers, step-by-step, toward completing a work of fiction. Free of generalizing platitudes, it instead focuses on the specifics of craft: from getting started, discovering characters, writing dialogue and description, to evaluating the design of a draft, and of course revision. Exercises found in this book are actual techniques working writers rely on. They include speed writing, sorting and grouping, rewriting an incident in various styles, experimenting with tone, voice, syntax, and more. Designed to cover every stage of the processfrom brainstorming an idea to the final draftthese practical suggestions help writers to liberate their creativity and to refine existing work. Excerpts from published authors are also included and help to illustrate the techniques taught.
|Publisher:||Allen & Unwin Pty., Limited|
|Edition description:||Second Edition, Second edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.42(d)|
About the Author
Kate Grenville is a prizewinning fiction writer whose books include Lilian’s Story and Dark Places. She has an M.A. degree in Creative Writing and has run writing workshops at universities in the United States and abroad.