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An award-winning novelist offers a guide to learning the craft of writing through a series of musings and contemplations on his own career, humor in writing and whether or not it is possible to teach someone to write. (Atlas Pub.)
Presents a guide to writing fiction and memoir that urges authors to embrace spontaneity and playfulness, while addressing how to deal with common challenges writers face. (Baker & Taylor)
A collection of essays featuring advice to beginner writers draws on the award-winning author's distinguished career as a teacher and writer, outlining strategies to tapping creative inspiration while working through the challenges of writer's block, criticism and the evolving nature of one's written work. (Atlas Pub.)
There is no precise formula for writing a bestseller, but there are secrets, skills and techniques that will dramatically improve your odds of publishing a bestselling novel. (Grand Central Pub.)
A creative writing professor at Ohio University describes how writing and creativity are born, explains how to use mindful writing to cultivate good writing habits and offers inspiration and support to aspiring writers. (Atlas Pub.)
Every writer knows that as rewarding as the creative process is, it can often be a bumpy road. Have hope and keep at it! Designed to kick-start creativity, this handsome handbook from the executive director of National Novel Writing Month gathers a wide range of insights and advice for writers at any stage of their career. From tips about how to finally start that story to helpful ideas about what to do when the words just aren't quite coming out right, Pep Talks for Writers provides motivation, encouragement, and helpful exercises for writers of all stripes. (Grand Central Pub.)
Identifies common stumbling blocks novelists and memoirsts encounter when embarking on a writing project, including lack of inspiration, weak characterization, and too many words, and offers solutions to bring a manuscript to life. (Baker & Taylor)
Offers a guide to writing fiction that takes into account the types of stories that human brains are wired to find compelling, while avoiding traditional techniques of winging it or focusing on an external plot.
Why do some stories work and others don’t? The answer is structure. In this IPPY and NIEA-Award winning guide from the author of the bestselling Outlining Your Novel, you will learn the universal underpinnings that guarantee powerful plot and character arcs. An understanding of proper story and scene structure will show you how to perfectly time your story’s major events and will provide you with an unerring standard against which to evaluate your novel’s pacing and progression.
The National Book Award-winning author of Middle Passage presents an inspiring guide to the craft and art of writing that examines the creative impulse while sharing lessons and exercises that reinforce the mechanical process of storytelling.
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