The Making of a Story : A Norton Guide to Creative Writing

The Making of a Story : A Norton Guide to Creative Writing

Details

Author(s)
Alice LaPlante
Format
Paperback | 677 pages
Dimensions
155 x 233 x 45mm | 757g
Publication date
11 Jan 2010
Publisher
WW Norton & Co
Publication City/Country
New York, United States
Language
English
Edition Statement
Reprint
ISBN10
0393337081
ISBN13
9780393337082
Bestsellers rank
69,501

Description

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.


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