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Writing a book that makes a difference

Author: Philip Gerard
Publisher: Cincinnati : Writer's Digest, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this guide, Philip Gerard analyzes books that have made a difference--fiction and nonfiction, classic and contemporary--distilling their elusive ingredients to show why they are able to touch a reader's mind, heart, and life. He then explains how to apply the lessons of these masterworks to your own book, presenting dozens of practical storytelling strategies to help you engage readers and move them--to tears or  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Gerard
ISBN: 1884910440 9781884910449
OCLC Number: 1014304591
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 230 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Subject and Theme --
What's the Big Idea? --
Choosing a Worthy Subject --
Subject and Point of View --
Research --
Discovering Themes as You Write --
Building the Book --
Developing Theme --
Connecting With the Reader --
The Cathedral of the Novel --
The Creative Nonfiction Book --
Issues of Ethics and Art.
Responsibility: by 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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