The How to Write Damn Good Fiction

The How to Write Damn Good Fiction : Advanced Techniques for Dramatic Storytelling

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From the author of "How to Write a Damn Good Novel", this book offers powerful advanced techniques in fiction writing - how to build suspense, create fresher, more interesting characters, and achieve greater reader sympathy, empathy and identification. Quoting a range of writers from Stephen King and Kafka to Peter Benchley and Stephen Crane, this is a practical, readable, down to earth and concise book which analyses what makes good (and commercial) fiction work and shows how to apply this understanding in an author's own writing. It is a must for any serious writer.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 164 pages
  • 148 x 198 x 14mm | 222.26g
  • Pan MacMillan
  • Pan Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0333907590
  • 9780333907597
  • 292,222

About James N. Frey

James N Frey is one of the most admired lecturers and writers on the art of writing novels. The author of nine novels himself, he conducts writing workshops at the University of California, Berkeley and lectures regularly across the US. He lives in California.show more

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