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Title:
Fiction writing demystified : techniques that will make you a more successful writer
Author:
Sawyer, Thomas B.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Malibu, Calif. : Ashleywilde, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
xx, 204 pages ; 23 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780962747618
Format :
Book

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Central Library PN3355 .S29 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

Summary

Full of expert, effective advice from a producer and professional writer for 15 network television series, this book offers pragmatic techniques for constructing a compelling story and developing rich characters and extraordinary dialogue. In clear and concise language, this lively guide explains that the same methods used in the high-pressure world of writing for television can be applied to fiction storytelling in all its forms, from poetry, short stories, and novels to memoirs, stage plays, and movie scripts. Included is advice on such writing elements as building a story, constructing action sequences, creating memorable characters, developing scene structure, and avoiding clich#65533; dialogue. Also covered are problem-solving strategies for polishing the final product.


Author Notes

Thomas B. Sawyer is a teacher of creative writing and screenwriting and was an Emmy-nominated head writer and producer of Murder, She Wrote . He is the author of The Sixteenth Man and Plots Unlimited . He lives in Malibu, California.


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