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Writing fiction : the practical guide from New York's acclaimed creative writing school

Author: Alexander Steele; Gotham Writers' Workshop.
Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury : Distributed to the trade by Holtzbrinck Publishers, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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Gotham Writers' Workshop has mastered the art of teaching the craft of writing in a way that is practical, accessible, and entertaining. Now the techniques of this renowned school are available in this book. Here you'll find: a) The fundamental elements of fiction craft-character, plot, point of view, etc.-explained clearly and completely; b) Key concepts illustrated with passages from great works of fiction; c) The  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander Steele; Gotham Writers' Workshop.
ISBN: 1582343306 9781582343303
OCLC Number: 52547718
Notes: "Gotham Writers' Workshop."
Includes index.
Description: viii, 291 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Fiction: the what, how, and why of it / Alexander Steele --
Character: casting shadows / Brandi Reissenweber --
Plot: a question of focus / David Harris Ebenbach --
Point of view: the complete menu / Valerie Vogrin --
Description: to picture in words / Chris Lombardi --
Dialogue: talking it up / Allison Amend --
Setting and pacing: I'm here therefore I am / Caren Gussoff --
Voice: the sound of a story / Hardy Griffin --
Theme: so what's your story really about? / Terry Bain --
Revision: real writers revise / Peter Selgin --
The business of writing: driving yourself nuts for fun and profit / Corene Lemaitre.
Other Titles: Gotham Writers' Workshop : writing fiction
Responsibility: written by Gotham Writers' Workshop faculty ; edited by Alexander Steele.
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Gotham Writers' Workshop has mastered the art of teaching the craft of writing in a way that is practical, accessible, and entertaining. Now the techniques of this renowned school are available in this book. Here you'll find: a) The fundamental elements of fiction craft-character, plot, point of view, etc.-explained clearly and completely; b) Key concepts illustrated with passages from great works of fiction; c) The complete text of "Cathedral" by Raymond Carver-a masterpiece of contemporary short fiction that is analyzed throughout the book; d) Exercises that let you immediately apply what you learn to your own writing. Written by Gotham Writers' Workshop expert instructors and edited by Dean of Faculty Alexander Steele, Writing Fiction offers the same methods and exercises that have earned the school international acclaim. -- Back cover.

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