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Writing from Start to Finish: A Six-step Guide

Writing from Start to Finish: A Six-step Guide

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By (author) Kate Grenville

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  • Publisher: Allen & Unwin
  • Format: Paperback | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 176mm x 224mm x 16mm | 422g
  • Publication date: 1 April 2002
  • Publication City/Country: Sydney
  • ISBN 10: 1865085146
  • ISBN 13: 9781865085142
  • Edition: 2
  • Sales rank: 131,962

Product description

Do you find yourself staring at a blank piece of paper, waiting for the words to pour out? If you find writing difficult, this book is for you. Award-winning novelist Kate Grenville shares her method - the "Six Steps" approach to writing. Whether you're writing a short story, essay, review or report, you can follow the same six steps every time. The steps include: how to get ideas; how to plan your writing; and how to revise. Along the way, Kate provides plenty of examples and hands-on, step-by-step guidance to help get you going - and keep you going. She also includes a quick guide to grammar and an exam kit for last-minute revision. Written in consultation with educational experts, and with a very user-friendly approach, this is an ideal guide for high school students - but it's also full of practical tips to inspire writers of all ages. Many how-to-write books make writing sound hard - this one aims to give you the confidence to know you can do it.

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Kate Grenville is a prize-winning fiction writer whose novels include Lilian's Story, Joan Makes History and The idea of Perfection. She has an M.A. degree in Creative Writing and has run writing workshops at universities in the U.S.A. and Australia since 1981. She is also the author of the bestselling The Writing Book: A workbook for fiction writers.

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"Can help you knock out writers block." --"Boston Herald"