Have you ever wanted to write a novel or short story but didn't know where to start? If so, this is the book for you. It's the book for anyone, in fact, who wants to write to their full potential. Practical and jargon-free, rejecting prescriptive templates and formulae, it's a storehouse of ideas and advice on a range of relevant subjects, from boosting self-motivation and confidence to approaching agents and publishers. Drawing on the authors' extensive experience as successful writers and inspiring teachers, it will guide you through such essentials as the interplay of memory and imagination; plotting your story; the creation of convincing characters; the uses of description; the pleasures and pitfalls of research; and the editing process. The book's primary aim is simple: to help its readers to become better writers.
Louis de Bernières
Tara Ison - novelist; Professor of Fiction, Arizona State University
Tiffany Atkinson - poet; Professor of Poetry, University of East Anglia
Philip Gross - poet, winner of the T. S. Eliot Prize; Emeritus Professor of Creative Writing, University of South Wales
Jewell Parker Rhodes - New York Times bestselling author, Founding Artistic Director of the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing, Arizona State University
Francesca Rhydderch - novelist; Associate Professor in Creative Writing, Swansea University
A. J. West
Priscilla Morris - author of Black Butterflies
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