Writing A Novel
|PUBLISHED (THIS EDITION):||2003|
Writing A Novel is both a practical guide for budding writers and a source of fresh new approaches for the more experienced novelist. Rosemary Aitken introduces the concept of the reader contract ÃƒÂ what the writer must undertake to do in order to satisfy the reader.
Topics covered: Getting started ÃƒÂ knowing your strengths, understanding your imaginative style and creating a setting for your novel. Creating believable and consistent characters, both major and minor. Using dialogue to give information and show personality. Creating and sustaining plots and sub-plots, and planning the chapters. Controlling the style and pace of the narrative. Dealings with publishers and agents.
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