Instruction and Insights
from Teachers of the Associated Writing Programs - Visit the workshops
of twenty-three of the best fiction-writing teachers in the country. Learn
how to revise from Pulitzer Prize-winner Jane Smiley. Find new ways to
evoke time and place from Richard Russo, author of Nobody's Fool. And so
to Write Science Fiction
Genre Writing Series)
Create a new universe with the
help of this book... One reader writes "This book is full of very clear
and helpful techniques and strategies specific to science fiction that
can help any writer improve
Fiction in Five Minutes
Gather your writing utensils,
set the timer to five minutes, and write a short short story. Do not think.
Do not judge. Just write. You'll be amazed with what you come up with.
The rest, says Roberta Allen, is merely a matter of rewriting and refining.
Jump start your creative adventures with this book.
by Orson Scott Card
This guide provides practical,
in-depth instruction on how fiction writers can make the best choices in
creating characters and handling viewpoint. Writers will learn how to put
original, yet realistic people in their stories, while choosing the viewpoint
that best suits the characters and the storyline.
to Create and
a Sharp Sense of
and Place in Your Fiction
(The Elements of Fiction
by Jack M. Bickham
Even if you have great characters,
outstanding dialogue and a gripping plot, your story isn't complete without
the appropriate setting. Setting is the unifying element in most fiction,
working in concert with plot, characterization and point of view.
of Fiction Writing)
by Johnny Payne
An excellent tool for helping
fiction writers develop their own individual creative voice by taking the
larger term known as "Style" and breaking it down into identifiable and
practicable elements. Payne also shows how to use the dramatic voice in
dialogue to make the story more interesting by adding emotion.
(The Elements of
by Ansen Dibell
This book is about identifying
the choices available when creating, fixing, steering, and discovering
plots and then learning what narrative problems they are apt to create
and how to choose an effective strategy for solving them.
Action, and Suspense
by William Noble
Noble walks writers through
“setting the stage” of a great narrative with techniques that enhance intrigue
and create suspense. Building on this foundation, writers will learn to
keep their stories spellbinding by using devices such as plot twists, description
and pacing—all the way to a gripping and satisfying close.
of Fiction Writing)
by Monica Wood
Description is most powerful
when it's visible, aural, tactile. Make your descriptions fresh and they'll
move your story forward, imbue your work with atmosphere, create that tang
of feeling that editors cry for and readers crave.
Coming Soon - Breakdown
by Genres - Science Fiction, Mystery, Romance, Fantasy, etc.
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