The Writing Book: A Workbook for Fiction Writers (Paperback)
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Short Description for The Writing Book This guide takes the reader step-by-step through the writing process. Each chapter focuses on a specific aspect of writing: how to get started, how to bring characters to life, how to write dialogue, and how to revise. Detailed exercises and examples are also included.
- Published: 01 August 1999
- Format: Paperback 208 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781864489439 ISBN 10: 186448943X
- Sales rank: 59,859
Full description for The Writing Book
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".