Write Away One Novelist's Approach to Fiction and the Writing Life

ISBN-10: 0060560444

ISBN-13: 9780060560447

Edition: 2004

Authors: Elisabeth George

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Book details

List price: $14.99
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 3/15/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

Elizabeth George was born on February 26, 1949, in Warren, Ohio. She received a bachelor's degree in education from the University of California in Riverside and a master's degree in counseling/psychology from California State University at Fullerton. She taught English in high school for about thirteen years before leaving to become a full-time writer. Her first mystery novel, A Great Deliverance, was also the first book in the Inspector Lynley series. It won the Anthony Award, the Agatha Award, and France's Le Grand Prix de Literature Policiere in 1989. She received Germany's MIMI for her novel Well-Schooled in Murder. Most of her novels have been filmed for television by the BBC.

Preface
An Overview of the Craft
Story Is Character
Setting Is Story
Nothing Without Landscape
Plotting: "It Is the Cause, My Soul"
The Basics
Yes, There's More About Plot. But First...
Onward from Idea
The Start: Decisions, Decisions
As There Is Viewpoint, So Is There Voice
Voice: You Gotta Have 'Tude
Dialogue: Speak the Speech, If You Will
Tricks of the Dialogue Trade
The Scene: Okay, So It Is Rocket Science
Technique
Knowledge Is Power, Technique Is Glory
Loose Ends
Process
Baby Steps First
The Value of Bum Glue
Tidbits from Q & A
Examples and Guides
Gimme a Map, Please
All About Character
Turning Places into Settings
Final Words
The Process in a Nutshell
Notes
Index
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