Clearly and compactly explains the fundamentals of good fiction-writing, with examples from a wide variety of known writers.
The art of writing fiction successfully requires not only talent but craft. This book is a guide to that craft - for writers who want to understand and master the basics of what makes a novel or story work well.
The principles and sound practical advice offered arise from Garry Disher's own deep experience as a professional writer, as well as a teacher of writing, an editor of collections, and a judge for fiction awards. Disher illustrates his points with examples from many other Australian and international fiction writers, presenting a candid picture of the pleasures and pitfalls across a diversity of fiction-writing experiences.
Ranging across from the most significant elements of fiction, such as plot characterisation and voice, to fine details like the use of tense, Disher's hands-on advice can only help fiction writers write better fiction.
Garry Disher grew up in rural South Australia and now lives near the Victorian Coast. In 1978 he was awarded a creative writing fellowship to Stanford University, California, where he wrote his first short-story collection. A full-time writer for many years, he is the author of novels, short story collections, writers' handbooks, anthologies, and books for children.
His novel The Sunken Road (A+U 1996), was shortlisted for several major awards and nominated for the Booker Prize by his English publisher.
Writing & Language
Table Of Contents:
1. Becoming a Writer
2. What is Fiction?
3. Ideas for Stories and Novels
6. Point of View
11. Writing a Short Story
12. Writing a Novel
13. The Words on the Page
Allen & Unwin
Allen & Unwin
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