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A Writer's Guide to Fiction

Elizabeth Lyon - Author

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ISBN 9780399528583 | 272 pages | 01 Jun 2004 | Perigee | 5.31 x 8.03in | 18 - AND UP
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The second book in the Writer's Compass series from professional writing instructor Elizabeth Lyon offers both aspiring and established authors the fundamentals of writing and selling a great novel or short story. In addition to the basics of characterization, plot, pacing, and theme, A Writer's Guide to Fiction also features a plan for revising fiction, a guide to marketing, samples of cover and query letters, and methods of honing the writing craft.

A Writer's Guide to Fiction NORTH: Getting Your Bearings
1. The Lay of the Land
2. Finding the Characters for Your Story
3. Finding a Map for Your Story
4. Heroes and Heroines
5. First Steps
6. Deepening Your Characters
7. Casting Characters for Story and Plot
8. Mapping from A to B to Z
9. Narration and Visuals: Settings, Description, and Imagery
10. Finding Your Gait
11. Ending Steps

SOUTH: Troubleshooting and Problem-Solving
12. Problems of Characterization, Structure, Technique, and Style

EAST: Your Rising Star
13. Learning to Market

WEST: Refining Your Vision
14. New Horizons

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