The Writing Book: A Workbook for Fiction Writers

The Writing Book: A Workbook for Fiction Writers


By (author) Kate Grenville

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  • Publisher: Allen & Unwin
  • Format: Paperback | 208 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 194mm x 14mm | 181g
  • Publication date: 1 August 1999
  • Publication City/Country: Sydney
  • ISBN 10: 186448943X
  • ISBN 13: 9781864489439
  • Edition: 2, Revised
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 98,443

Product description

A workbook that offers down-to-earth ideas and suggestions for anyone interested in getting started or honing their creative writing skills. "The Writing Book" doesn't just talk about how to write fiction; it takes you, step by step, through the process of doing it. Each chapter concentrates on one aspect of writing: getting started, bringing characters to life, writing convincing dialogue, revising and writer's block, and exercises in each chapter are carefully structured so that each one builds on the one before. Examples from contemporary Australian writing demonstrate how different writers tackle the technical aspects of their art. By working your way through this book, you should gradually craft a piece of fiction, and develop confidence in your own fictional voice. If you'd like to write, but you're not sure how to start, the book will show you how. If you're already writing, it will give you practical ideas for new energy and direction. Kate Grenville is a prizewinning fiction writer whose books include "Lilian's Story" and "Dark Places".

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Author information

Kate Grenville is a prizewinning fiction writer whose books include "Lilian s Story" and "Dark Places." She has an M.A. degree in Creative Writing and has run writing workshops at universities in the United States and abroad."

Table of contents

IntroductionGetting startedSorting throughCharacterPoint of viewVoiceDialogueDescriptionDesignRevisionSubmitting a manuscriptBibliography