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The Craft of Fiction: How to Become a Novelist

The Craft of Fiction: How to Become a Novelist

Paperback Aber Creative Writing Guides

By (author) Jonathan Falla, Edited by Dr. Graham Lawler

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  • Publisher: Aber Publishing
  • Format: Paperback | 160 pages
  • Dimensions: 134mm x 214mm x 16mm | 340g
  • Publication date: 1 February 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Abergale
  • ISBN 10: 1842851047
  • ISBN 13: 9781842851043
  • Sales rank: 279,935

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Writers 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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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