Get your stories off to a roaring start. Keep them tight and crisp throughout. Conclude them with a wallop. Is the story or novel you've been carrying around in your head the same one you see on the page? Or does the dialogue suddenly sound flat and predictable? Do the events seem to ramble? Translating a flash of inspiration into a compelling story requires careful crafting. The words you choose, how you describe characters, and the way you orchestrate conflict all make the difference-the difference between a story that is ...

Beginnings, Middles and Ends 1999, Writer's Digest Books, Ohio

ISBN-13: 9780898799057

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Beginnings, Middles and Ends 1993, Writer's Digest Books, Cincinnati, OH

ISBN-13: 9780898795509