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    DescriptionIs your creative writing in need of inspiration? Do you need confidence to create watertight plots and believable characters? The Writer's Source Book provides dozens of practical exercises to help you create storylines, craft people and generate ideas, with support and creative insight for every stage. It will give you support in identifying your genre and crafting your work around it, and help you to understand the complexities of plot and character before beginning to create your own. Inspired and inspiring exercises will help you master the structure of your book, story or play, while focused and innovative advise will help those who have run into trouble. This is a technical manual ideal for any writer who needs to build, fix, polish or perfect their storyline.

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    The Writer's Source Book: Teach Yourself
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Chris Sykes
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 208
    Width: 131 mm
    Height: 197 mm
    Thickness: 14 mm
    Weight: 180 g
    ISBN 13: 9781444135916
    ISBN 10: 1444135910

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25610
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LAN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T2.1
    B&T Merchandise Category: REF
    B&T General Subject: 680
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    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 06
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    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 40
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    Libri: I-LA
    Abridged Dewey: 808
    DC22: 808.02
    BISAC V2.8: LAN014000, REF026000
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    LC classification: PN189 .S95 2011
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    Hodder & Stoughton General Division
    Imprint name
    Teach Yourself Books
    Publication date
    01 February 2012
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    Author Information
    Chris Sykes is a writer, poet and scriptwriter. He teaches creative writing at Oxford University, the City Literary Institute, and the University of Sussex. He has written and extensively published poetry, is a former BBC scriptwriter, and has written and directed plays in the West End and elsewhere. He is a former Deputy Chair of the Writers Guild of Great Britain.
    Table of contents
    1. What comes first: character or plot? 2. Finding characters 3. Building characters 4. Troubleshooting characters 5. Finding genre 6. Breaking down the elements of story and plot 7. What do stories want? 8. Beginnings 9. Middles 10. Endings 11. What goes wrong with a story and how to fix it? 12. Alternative story structures 13. Dialogue in stories 14. Reading as a writer