Yours to Tell: Dialogues on the Art & Practice of Writing

Yours to Tell: Dialogues on the Art & Practice of Writing

by Steve Rasnic Tem, Melanie Tem

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Overview

Steve Rasnic Tem and Melanie Tem are no strangers to the writing business. Between the two of them, they have published more than 600 short stories, 20 novels, and 10 short story collections. Not to mention numerous articles, essays, poems, and plays. They’ve won the World Fantasy Award, British Fantasy Award, and Bram Stoker Award.

In this book they go over everything from the mechanics of writing, to how to find the time to write, to dealing with all the paper writers tend to collect. They discuss plot, point of view, setting, characterization, and more, all in an informal tone that invites you to become part of their conversation. Learn how to find your stories because they are Yours to Tell.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781937009472
Publisher: Apex Publications
Publication date: 04/11/2017
Pages: 242
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.55(d)

About the Author

Steve Rasnic Tem and Melanie Tem have been writers, both solo and in collaboration, for over thirty-five years. Between them they have published over 600 short stories, 20 novels, 10 short story collections,
and numerous articles, essays, poems, and plays. They are past winners of the World Fantasy Award, British Fantasy Award, and the Bram
Stoker Award.

Table of Contents

Introduction - 1
Why Write? - 4
Idea & Theme - 15
Plot - 38
Point of View - 58
Character - 81
Structure - 104
Beginnings, Middles, & Endings - 108
Setting - 129
Subtext - 136
Engaging the Reader - 144
Revision - 164
Marketing & PR - 178
Questions of Genre - 189
Buried in Paper - 195
The Writing Life - 205
Some Recommended Reference Works - 218
A Rough Reading List - 220
Referenced Works by Steve & Melanie Tem - 226
Index - 228

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