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The Writing Book

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This book doesn't just talk about how to write fiction: it takes you, step-by-step through the process of doing it. How does it work? . there are detailed exercises in each chapter, each exercise building on the one before . by the time you've worked your way through the book, you will have a piece of 'crafted' fiction of your own . each chapter focuses on a specific aspect of writing: how to get started, how to bring characters to life, how to write dialogue, how to revise etc . each chapter contains examples from contemporary Australian writing, showing the range from traditional to innovative styles This book is an essential source of down-to-earth ideas and suggestions for . anyone who would like to write but isn't sure how to get started . those who have done some writing but need to refine and revise . anyone teaching or taking classes in creative writing . advanced students of E.S.L.
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Table of Contents

Introduction Who can use this book How to use this book 1 Getting started The whispering voices of advice Examples Exercises 2 Sorting through Making piles The advantages of piles Ways of making piles Examples Exercises 3 Character What are characters? Characterisation Examples Exercises Building your story 4 Point of view What is 'point of view' The choices Consistent point of view Examples Exercises 5 Voice 'Good style' Voice and point of view Your own voice and borrowed voices 'Keep it simple, keep it clear' Cliche What is voice? Examples Exercises Building your story 6 Dialogue The purpose of dialogue Dialogue that sounds right Attributions Punctuation Examples Exercises Building your st

About the Author

Kate Grenville is a prize-winning fiction writer whose books include Lilian's Story and Joan Makes History. She has an M.A. degree in Creative Writing and has run writing workshops at universities in the U.S.A. and Australia since 1981.

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