The Making of A Story

The Making of A Story

A Norton Guide to Creative Writing

Book - 2007
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Baker & Taylor
An introduction to the fundamentals of creative writing, both fiction and nonfiction, furnishes a hands-on, accessible approach that takes aspiring writers through each stage of the creative process, from initial idea to final manuscript, accompanied by excerpts of outstanding examples of short fiction and essays, as well as helpful exercises.

Norton Pub
The Making of a Story is a fresh and inspiring guide to the basics of creative writing—both fiction and creative nonfiction. Its hands-on, completely accessible approach walks writers through each stage of the creative process, from the initial triggering idea to the revision of the final manuscript. It is unique in combing the three main aspects of creative writing instruction: process (finding inspiration, getting ideas on the page), craft (specific techniques like characterization), and anthology (learning by reading masters of the form). Succinct, clear definitions of basic terms of fiction are accompanied by examples, including excerpts from masterpieces of short fiction and essays as well as contemporary novels. A special highlight is Alice LaPlante's systematic debunking of many of the so-called rules of creative writing. This book is perfect for writers working alone as well as for creative writing classes, both introductory and advanced.
A beloved writing teacher compiles fifteen years of her expertise, exercises, and examples in a new primer for creative writers.

Baker
& Taylor

An introduction to the fundamentals of creative writing, both fiction and nonfiction, takes aspiring writers through each stage of the creative process, from initial idea to final manuscript, accompanied by examples of short fiction and essays.

Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, c2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780393061642
0393061647
Characteristics: 677 p. ; 25 cm

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