The Writing Book: A Workbook for Fiction Writers
From the acclaimedaauthor of "The Secret River," aacompletely practical workbook that offers down-to-earth ideas and suggestions for writers or ... Show synopsis From the acclaimedaauthor of "The Secret River," aacompletely practical workbook that offers down-to-earth ideas and suggestions for writers or aspiring writers to get started and keep goingaFull ofaideas and examples to get pen to paper or fingers on the keyboard, this guide"a"doesn't just talk about how to write fiction; it takesathe reader, astep-by-step, through the process of doing it. Each chapter concentrates on one aspect of writing: getting started, bringing characters to life, writing convincing dialogue, revising and writer's block, and more. Exercises in each chapter are carefully structured so that each one builds on the previous. Examples from contemporary writing demonstrate how different writers tackle the technical aspects of their art. By workingathrough this book, aa readerawillagradually craft a piece of fiction, and develop confidence inatheiraown fictional voice. Those who wouldalike to write butaare not sure how to start will find that this book gets them started, while those who areaalready writing will findaplenty of practical ideas for new energy and direction."