By Cunning and Craft Sound Advice and Practical Wisdom for Fiction Writers

ISBN-10: 1582974918

ISBN-13: 9781582974910

Edition: 2007

Authors: Peter Selgin
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Description: *Covers every aspect of novel writing: inspiration; character development; point of view; structure and plot; theme and premise; dialogue; description; scenes, summary, and flashback; voice and style; and revision. *Features practical, smart, applicable combined with examples from bestsellers that will appeal to fiction writers of all skill levels and genres Based on the belief that writing successful fiction is a balance between making the right conscious choices and trusting one's own instincts, By Cunning & Craft shows readers how to combine the instinctive process of creation with sound technical ingenuity. Whether readers are facing the blank pages of their first drafts or struggling to revise completed drafts, this book provides them with the guidance they need to finish their novels and pursue publication. Author and writing instructor Peter Selgin combines informative lessons on mastering the 10 core elements of fiction writing with examples from a diverse array of published fiction to show readers how to learn from the masters while simultaneously encouraging them to trust in their own instincts. Destined to become an essential novelist's handbook, By Cunning & Craft is at once rigorous and wise, written with the tough-love accessibility fiction writers of all levels need to produce quality work.

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Book details

List price: $19.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: F&W Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 2/14/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 272
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.704
Language: English

Peter Selgin's short story collection, Drowning Lessons, won the Flannery O'Connor Short Fiction Award. He's also published booklength non-fiction and an award winning children's book. He's also the fiction editor of Alimentum: the Literature of Food. He teaches writing at Gotham Writers Workshop, Manhattan, Montclair State University, and Western Connecticut State University, and holds annual writing workshop in Vitorchiano, Italy.

Introduction: The Case for Cunning & Craft
People
Point of View
Structure and Plot
Dialogue
Description
Scene, Summary, and Flashback
Voice and Style
Theme
Revision
Inspiration, Perspiration, Publication
Selected Bibliography: Books on Craft
Index
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