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
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.