Writing Fiction

Writing Fiction

Writing Fiction

  • Format: Paperback | 216 pages
  • Dimensions: 129 x 198 x 12.19mm | 249g
  • Publication date: 10 Feb 2009
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Imprint: Routledge
  • Publication City/Country: London, United Kingdom
  • Language: English
  • Edition Statement: UK ed.
  • ISBN10: 0415461553
  • ISBN13: 9780415461559
  • Bestsellers rank: 274,108

Writing Fiction offers the novice writer engaging and creative activities, making use of insightful, relevant readings from well-known authors to illustrate the techniques presented. This volume makes use of new versions of key chapters from the recent Routledge/Open University textbook Creative Writing: A Workbook with Readings for writers who are specializing in fiction.

Using their experience and expertise as teachers as well as authors, Linda Anderson and Derek Neale guide aspiring writers through such key aspects of writing as:

how to stimulate creativity
keeping a writer's notebook
character creation
setting
point of view
structure
showing and telling.

The volume is further updated to include never-before published interviews with successful fiction writers Andrew Cowan, Stevie Davies, Maggie Gee, Andrew Greig, and Hanif Kureishi. Concise and practical, Writing Fiction offers an inspirational guide to the methods and techniques of authorship and is a must-read for aspiring writers.

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