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    The Craft of Fiction: How to Become a Novelist (Aber Creative Writing Guides) (Paperback) By (author) Jonathan Falla, Edited by Dr. Graham Lawler

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    DescriptionWriters Guides- An Aber-Publishing Series Who else wants to write a best seller? What lies at the beating heart of this book is the belief that good writing can be taught and this is what this book sets out to do. This book provides detailed advice on writing fiction. This book: * teaches skills of storytelling: * explains finding stories, narrative structures, plots, building tension, characterisation, descriptions of place and time, dialogue, editing. * provides examples from classic and modern fiction (and including films), with points for consideration and exercise. The author is a prize-winning literary novelist and dramatist with wide experience of teaching CW students, and mentoring aspiring writers. Market * All students of creative writing in colleges and universities * College and university central and department libraries * Teachers, tutors and lecturers * Public and reference libraries * General readers


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    Title
    The Craft of Fiction
    Subtitle
    How to Become a Novelist
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jonathan Falla, Edited by Dr. Graham Lawler
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 160
    Width: 134 mm
    Height: 214 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781842851043
    ISBN 10: 1842851047
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: LAN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T2.1
    Ingram Subject Code: LA
    DC22: 808.3
    BIC subject category V2: CBV
    BISAC V2.8: LAN002000, LAN005000
    Thema V1.0: CBV
    Publisher
    Glmp Ltd
    Imprint name
    Aber Publishing
    Publication date
    01 February 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Abergale
    Author Information
    Jonathan Falla is a prolific author and playwright. He has written scripts for a theatre group & schools. A feature film, The Hummingbird Tree, was produced by the BBC, winning several awards. He has had many stories & two novels published: Blue Poppies and Poor Mercy. Jonathan has held a Fullbright Senior Fellowship in screenwriting, and has also taught creative writing for the Arvon Foundation.
    Table of contents
    1 introduction 2 finding stories 3. AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL FICTION - THE ART OF LYING 4. STORYBOOKS 5: CHARACTER, CONFLICT, STORY 6. WHO TELLS THE STORY? - VOICE, POINTS OF VIEW AND TENSE 7. NARRATIVE STRUCTURE 8. RESEARCH: DIGGING FOR TRUFFLES 9. LANDSCAPE, TOWNSCAPE, WEATHER 10. PEOPLE PORTRAYED 11. FERTILE PLOTS 12. DIALOGUE 13. INTERIOR DESIGNS 14. FICTION AND FILM 15. SHORT STORIES 16. EDITING