How to Grow a Novel The Most Common Mistakes Writers Make and How to Oversome Them

ISBN-10: 0312267495

ISBN-13: 9780312267490

Edition: 2002 (Revised)

Authors: Sol Stein

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This is a workshop in book form. With examples, anecdotes, and a rolled-up sleeves approach, Sol Stein reveals the secrets of technique and craft every novelist must master.
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List price: $18.99
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 3/20/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Preface: For the Reader Who Is Also a Writer
The Responsibilities of the Writer
The Reader Is Looking for an Experience
Is Conflict a Necessity?
Capturing the Reader
Success Lies in Seeing the Details
Characters Who Are Characters
Backstage: Where Writers Get Their Plots
Our Native Language Is Not Dialogue
Getting Intimate with the Reader: Advanced Point of View
Do You Promise to Tell the Truth, So Help You?
Where Writers Go Wrong
How to Pilot Words Precisely
You Have All the Time You Need
Revision as Opportunity--and Danger
Some Fundamentals for Emigrants from Nonfiction
A Few Guidelines for Living Forever
The Responsibilities of the Publisher
The Prospect Before Us
Putting Out to the World
Midlist, and Other Fictions of Publishing
Welcome to the 21st Century
Practical Matters
Appendix One: The Little Things That Damage the Writer's Authority
Appendix Two: Where Writers Get Help
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