Monkeys with Typewriters

Monkeys with Typewriters : How to Write Fiction and Unlock the Secret Power of Stories

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Stories are everywhere...Exploring the great plots from Plato to The Matrix and from Tolstoy to Toy Story, this is a book for anyone who wants to unlock any narrative and learn to create their own. With startling and original insights into how we construct stories, this is a creative writing book like no other. It will show you how to read and write more

Product details

  • Paperback | 496 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 30mm | 328g
  • Canongate Books Ltd
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Main
  • 1786890291
  • 9781786890290
  • 36,014

About Scarlett Thomas

Scarlett Thomas is Reader in Creative Writing at Kent University, where she has taught since 2004. She is the bestselling author of The End of Mr. Y, PopCo and seven other more

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Thomas has the mesmerising power of a great storyteller. * * Financial Times * * Ingenious and original . . . A cracking good yarn, fizzing with intelligence. * * Philip Pullman on THE END OF MR Y * * This book might just change your life. * * Independent on Sunday, on PopCo * * A sprawling ode to curiosity and the life of the mind. * * Daily Telegraph, on The End of Mr Y * * Whether you want to write or not, Monkeys with Typewriters is the kind of book that renews your enthusiasm for reading in general, a book that believes - and encourages its readers to believe - that great fiction matters * * Follow the Thread * * Thomas. . . eschews the self-flagellating ethic of some courses by preaching tolerance for fancy prose style, and exhorts her readers to be ambitious and "ask important questions" with their fiction, an admirable stand -- Leo Benedictus * * Observer * *show more

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