By Cunning & Craft: Sound Advice and Practical Wisdom for Fiction Writers
by Peter Selgin
Whether readers are facing the blank pages of their first drafts or struggling to revise completed drafts, this book provides them with the guidance ... Show synopsis Whether readers are facing the blank pages of their first drafts or struggling to revise completed drafts, this book provides them with the guidance they need to finish their novels and pursue publication. Author and writing instructor Peter Selgin combines informative lessons on mastering the 10 core elements of fiction writing with examples from a diverse array of published fictional bestsellers to show readers how to learn from the masters while simultaneously encouraging them to trust in their own instincts. Selgin covers every aspect of novel writing including inspiration, character development, point of view, structure and plot, theme and premise, dialogue, description, scenes, summary, flashback, voice and style, and revision. Destined to become an essential novelists handbook, By Cunning & Craft shows fiction writers of all skill levels and genres how to combine the instinctive process of creation with sound technical ingenuity.