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The plot thickens : 8 ways to bring fiction to life

Author: Noah Lukeman
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st ed
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From the literary agent and author of the bestselling "The First Five Pages" comes a groundbreaking new book on plot development. As a literary agent, Noah Lukeman hears thousands of book pitches a year. Often the stories sound great in concept, but never live up to their potential on the page. The Plot Thickens analyzes the classic elements of storytelling, showing beginning and advanced writers alike how to  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Noah Lukeman
ISBN: 0312284675 9780312284671 9780312309282 0312309287
OCLC Number: 48620314
Description: xvii, 221 pages ; 19 cm
Contents: 1. Characterization: The Outer Life --
2. Characterization: The Inner Life --
3. Applied Characterization --
4. The Journey --
5. Suspense --
6. Conflict --
7. Context --
8. Transcendency.
Responsibility: Noah Lukeman.
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From the literary agent and author of the bestselling "The First Five Pages" comes a groundbreaking new book on plot development. As a literary agent, Noah Lukeman hears thousands of book pitches a year. Often the stories sound great in concept, but never live up to their potential on the page. The Plot Thickens analyzes the classic elements of storytelling, showing beginning and advanced writers alike how to implement the fundamentals of successful plot development, such as character building and heightened suspense and conflict. With a warm and conversational tone, Noah Lukeman offers writers innovative principles, techniques, and numerous thought-provoking exercises. His frequent references to book, film, and TV classics make for a lively and accessible read. Writers will find it impossible to walk away from this invaluable guide-a veritable fiction-writing workshop-without boundless new ideas.

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