Secret Miracle The Novelist's Handbook

ISBN-10: 0805087141
ISBN-13: 9780805087147
Edition: 2010 (Handbook (Instructor's))
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Book details

List price: $26.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company
Publication date: 4/13/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

The world's best contemporary writersfrom Michael Chabon and Claire Messud to Jonathan Lethem and Amy Tanengage in a wide-ranging, insightful, and oft- surprising roundtable discussion on the art of writing fictionDrawing back the curtain on the mysterious process of writing novels,The Secret Miraclebrings together the foremost practitioners of the craft to discuss how they write. Paul Auster, Roddy Doyle, Allegra Goodman, Aleksandar Hemon, Mario Vargas Llosa, Susan Minot, Rick Moody, Haruki Murakami, George Pelecanos, Gary Shteyngart, and others take us step by step through the alchemy of writing fiction, answering everything from nuts-and-bolts queries"Do you outline?"to perennial questions posed by writers and readers alike: "What makes a character compelling?"From Stephen King's deadpan distinction between novels and short stories ("Novels are longer and have more s**t in them") to Colm Toibin's anti-romanticized take on his characters ("They are just words") to Jose Manuel Prieto's mature perspective on the anxieties of influence ("Influences are felt or weigh you down more when young"), every page contains insights found nowhere else.With honesty, humor, and elegance,The Secret Miraclegives both aspiring writers and lovers of literature a master class in the art of writing.

Introduction
The Writers
Reading and Influences
Getting Started
Structure and Plot
Character and Scene
Writing
Revision
The End
Appendix
Mario Bellatin's Answer
Aura Estrada's Diagram of The Loser
Index of Writers, Artists, Musicians, and Directors Mentioned
Acknowledgments
About the Editor
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