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Storycrafting

Author: Paul Darcy Boles
Publisher: Cincinnati, Ohio : Writer's Digest Books, ©1984.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"A master storyteller teaches the art and craft of writing fine short stories"--Jacket subtitle.
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Genre/Form: Short stories
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Darcy Boles
ISBN: 0898791472 9780898791471 0898792983 9780898792980
OCLC Number: 10948332
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 243 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Where storycrafting begins --
The economies of writing: why forethought is better than hindsight --
How to open your readers' eyes by opening your own --
Sentences: polished like tools, aimed like weapons --
Whose view, whose voice? --
Conflict: wrestling and revelation --
Shaping the beginnings of plots --
Shaping the endings of plots --
Talking about talk --
Whose mouth, whose words? --
The sound of character --
Wet stories and dry --
A sense of place --
Flashbacks, formulas, writing for children, and occupational hazards --
"Three writers": first draft --
Easing into the second draft --
Some inside secrets: paragraphing, and, pet words, tone changes --
The diplomacy of punctuation: commas, dashes, parentheses, dots, exclamation points --
Semi-colons, colons, marginal mouse-tracks, question marks, apostrophes --
Hyphens, spelling, alliteration, style --
Declarative sentences, quotation marks, word music (rhyme, assonance, consonance), transitional spaces, asterisks --
Concerning titles....other last words.
Responsibility: Paul Darcy Boles.

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"A master storyteller teaches the art and craft of writing fine short stories"--Jacket subtitle.

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