Write Great Fiction - Characters, Emotion & Viewpoint

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Author: Nancy Kress

Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1582976813

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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Create Complex Characters How do you create a main character readers won't forget? How do you write a book in multiple-third-person point of view without confusing your readers (or yourself)? How do you plant essential information about a character's past into a story? Write Great Fiction: Characters, Emotion & Viewpoint by award-winning author Nancy Kress answers all of these questions and more! This accessible book is filled with interactive exercises and valuable advice that teaches you how to: Choose and execute the best point of view for your story Create three-dimensional and believable characters Develop your characters' emotions Create realistic love, fight, and death scenes Use frustration to motivate your characters and drive your story With dozens of excerpts from some of today's most popular writers, Write Great Fiction: Characters, Emotion & Viewpoint provides you with the techniques you need to create characters and stories sure to linger in the hearts and minds of agents, editors, and readers long after they've finished your book.

The Writing & Critique Group Survival Guide

How to Make Revisions, Self-Edit, and Give and Receive Feedback

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Author: Becky Levine

Publisher: F+W Media, Inc.

ISBN: 1599631679

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

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Trying to Finish Your Book? There's Strength in Numbers Whether you're trying to revise your novel or polish up an article to pitch to magazines, it pays to have a few sets of eyes look over your work. But, how can you be sure you're getting an unbiased and objective opinion? A writing critique group may be the answer you're looking for, and this book arms you with everything you need to find a group that suits your specific writing needs. Whether you're looking to join an existing group or start one of your own, you'll learn how to: Find compatible critique partners Develop your "editor's eye" and analyze writing like a professional Construct organized and well thought-out critiques Give and receive constructive feedback Run efficient critique meetings and maintain a good group dynamic Apply the feedback you receive to your own writing and make revisions Complete with worksheets, sample critiques and examples, The Writing & Critique Group Survival Guide gives you tools to hone your editing skills and deepen your understanding of how to revise your own work as well as someone else's. With the help of this guide your writing critique group can be a helpful resource for you and your writing partners for years to come.

Writing Sci-fi and Fantasy

A 60-Minute Masterclass

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Author: Liesel Schwarz

Publisher: Guardian Books

ISBN: 1783560460

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 50

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Science fiction and fantasy – or speculative fiction – is the literary success story of the 21st century. The genre has never been so popular and the worlds of film and TV are dominated by adaptations of SF masterworks, from the epic fantasy ‘Game Of Thrones’ through to the dramatic dystopia of ‘The Hunger Games’. ‘Writing Sci-fi and Fantasy’ by award-winning steampunk novelist Liesel Schwarz, is a masterclass on the vital components of writing great speculative fiction. From building credible worlds and engaging characters to devising compelling plots, it will give you the confidence to unleash your stories. With additional, practical advice on how to pitch and present to agents, publishers and readers, it will lead you into the limitless world of SFF. All in an hour. ‘Writing Sci-fi and Fantasy’ covers: + Research: The devil lies in the details + World building + The ingredients of SFF: plot, character and narrative + Manuscript wrangling for beginners + Publication pitfalls + The writer’s life 60-Minute Masterclasses are expert ebooks that help you do more with your creative writing, journalism and entrepreneurship. Locking on to the stuff that you actually need to know, each title is a precise, practical pointer on the matters that matter most.

Elements of the Writing Craft

Robert Olmstead

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Author: Robert Olmstead

Publisher: Story Press Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 232

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Focuses on such practical writing tasks as how to begin, how to end, and how to switch from narrative to dialogue when writing fiction and nonfiction