Writing Subtext: How to craft subtext that develops characters, boosts suspense, and reinforces theme

Writing Subtext: How to craft subtext that develops characters, boosts suspense, and reinforces theme

by Elizabeth Lyon

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Overview

Subtext is one of the most elusive and powerful elements of craft. Literally meaning what lies beneath the text, it is an undercurrent, a hidden agenda, a vibe, a reinforcement of theme�and it exists in what is implied but not explicitly spelled out. It has impact because what you don�t say is often more powerful than what you do say.

Elizabeth Lyon, editor and author, demystifies the techniques involved in writing subtext, and offers examples and excerpts from multiple genres. Lyon uses the same incisive and clear instruction that she is so well known for in Manuscript Makeover. For many writers, adding subtext is the missing link to writing powerful prose.

She lives in Springfield, Oregon. To sign-up for announcements of future booklets, visit www.elizabethlyon.com/announcements.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940016583846
Publisher: Elizabeth Lyon
Publication date: 05/04/2013
Series: Elizabeth Lyon on writing craft , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 650,706
File size: 425 KB

About the Author

Elizabeth Lyon is the author of six books for writers. Manuscript Makeover: Revision Techniques No Fiction Writer Can Afford to Ignore was featured in �The Writer� magazine as one of the �8 Great Writing Books of 2008,� and described as �perhaps the most comprehensive book on revising fiction.� She is also the author of The Sell Your Novel Tool Kit and A Writer�s Guide to Fiction.

Lyon works as a freelance book editor and writing instructor. She began her career in 1988, teaching dozens of writing and publishing classes and workshops through Continuing Education at Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon. She led three critique groups of writers on a weekly basis in her home for 13 years. By consulting with writers, editing their whole or partial books, queries, synopses, and proposals, Elizabeth has participated in the publishing success of scores of nonfiction books, novels, �indies� (self-published books), and contest winners.

She lives in Springfield, Oregon. www.elizabethlyon.com

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