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Writing a book that makes a difference

Author: Philip Gerard
Publisher: Cincinnati : Story Press, 2000.
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From the Back Cover: Philip Gerard presents step-by-step strategies for writing a book that makes a difference-in the minds and hearts of your readers. By analyzing techniques used by classic and contemporary writers such as Leo Tolstoy, John Steinbeck, and Frank McCourt, he demonstrates how to make a powerful connection with readers, even change their lives. From characterization to point of view to voice and  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gerard, Philip.
Writing a book that makes a difference.
Cincinnati : Story Press, 2000
(OCoLC)606279386
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Gerard
ISBN: 1884910440 9781884910449
OCLC Number: 43185900
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 230 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Part 1: Subject And Theme: --
1: What's the big idea? --
2: Choosing a worthy subject --
3: Subject and point of view --
4: Research --
5: Discovering themes as you write --
Part 2: Building The Book: --
6: Developing theme --
7: Connecting with the reader --
8: Cathedral of the novel --
9: Creative nonfiction book --
10: Issues of ethics and art --
Index.
Responsibility: Philip Gerard.

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Gerard provides direction to writers by analyzing a variety of books that have made a difference and distilling the ingredients that make them memorable--such as choosing powerful themes and using  Read more...

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