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The truth about fiction

Author: Steven Schoen
Publisher: Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Prentice Hall, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Designed for undergraduate courses in introductory creative writing, This text treats creative writing as a practical skill-building course with actual applications. It presents coverage of the  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Schoen
ISBN: 0130257710 9780130257710
OCLC Number: 42652631
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xviii, 121 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Lying 101. Basic truths ; The structured lie ; True believers --
Details. Sweating the small stuff ; Show-and-tell ; Action ; Setting --
Character. Character-driven plot ; Defining the cast ; How to build a person ; Presentation --
Plot. Nothing new under the son ; Cause-and-effect plotting ; Plot outlines --
Story structure. Opening the doors ; Middles ; Endings --
Dialogue. Mechanics ; Dialogue/style ; Dialogue/content --
Point of view. Processing ; The points of view --
Style. Mode ; Dealing with the past ; Diction ; Symbolism --
Appendixes. Research ; Publication and market research exercise ; Manuscript style.
Responsibility: Steven Schoen.

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