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Writing : a user manual : a practical guide to the craft of planning, starting and finishing a novel

Author: David Hewson
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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When your project starts to take off you will find yourself managing a writhing tangle of ideas, possibilities and potential potholes. How do you turn your inspiration into a finished novel? Writing a User's Manual offers practical insight into the processes that go into writing a novel, from planning to story development, research to revision and, finally, delivery in a form which will catch the eye of an agent or  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Literature
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Hewson
ISBN: 9781408157428 140815742X
OCLC Number: 780416372
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xii, 248 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
Contents: 1. Plan --
Charlie and the Mermaid --
A Writing frame of Mind --
In Order to write Books You have to Read Books --
What Kind of writer are You? --
The Charlie Variations --
Point of View --
A Question of Tense --
Decisions --
Keeping A Book Journal --
Outlining --
Locations --
Characters --
Research --
Quotations --
And now it's time to start --
2. Write --
Writing Tools --
Structure --
The First Act: In the Beginning --
Creating A World --
Voice and Style --
Book Division --
Sex, Violence and Swearing --
A short typing Lesson --
Sophistication Ahead : Proceed with Care --
Writing A Series --
Pre-Flight Checklist --
The Second Act: Forks in the Road --
The Third Act --
That's All Folks --
3. Deliver --
First Revise --
Second Revise --
Final Revise --
Titles, Titles, Titles --
Making it Easier for Readers --
What Happens Next --
Appendix --
Word Processing --
Specialist Writing Applications --
Information Management.
Other Titles: Practical guide to the craft of planning, starting and finishing a novel
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David Hewson's books have been read by millions...So his views on writing a successful novel are well worth listening to...There's a surfeit of ideas and advice, ranging from how to get started Read more...

 
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