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Vivid & continuous : essays and exercises for writing fiction

Author: John McNally
Publisher: Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Taking off from The Creative Writer's Survival Guide, John McNally'srelentlessly blunt, bracingly cheerful, and immensely helpful map to being a writer, Vivid and Continuousis an equally blunt, cheerful, and helpful map to learning to be a writer. While acknowledging that many fine books cover such essentials of fiction writing as point of view, characterization, and setting, McNally sets out in this new  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Literature
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John McNally
ISBN: 9781609381561 1609381564
OCLC Number: 799253969
Description: xvii, 167 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments; Introduction; Writing; The Ideal Reader; Subject Matter; Beginnings; Titles; The Narrator's Likeability; Minor Characters; Immediacy; Pop Culture; Humor; Neighborhoods; The Imitative Fallacy; Subtext; Gestation; Humility; Further Reading; Index.
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Taking off from The Creative Writer's Survival Guide, John McNally'srelentlessly blunt, bracingly cheerful, and immensely helpful map to being a writer, Vivid and Continuousis an equally blunt, cheerful, and helpful map to learning to be a writer. While acknowledging that many fine books cover such essentials of fiction writing as point of view, characterization, and setting, McNally sets out in this new book-intended as a supplement to beginning fiction-writing classes or as the sole text for upper-level or graduate courses-to solve the tricky second-tier.

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