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Stein On Writing: A Master Editor of Some of the Most Successful Writers of Our Century Shares His Craft Techniques and Strategies
Stein On Writing: A Master Editor of Some of the Most Successful Writers of Our Century Shares His Craft Techniques and Strategies by Sol Stein 0312136080 9780312136086
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Stein On Writing: A Master Editor of Some of the Most Successful Writers of Our Century Shares His Craft Techniques and Strategies by Sol Stein

Your future as a writer is in your hands. Whether you are a newcomer or an accomplished professional, a novelist, story writer, or a writer of nonfiction, you will find this book a wealth of immediately useful guidance not available anywhere else. As Sol Stein, renowned editor, author, and instructor, explains, This is not a book of theory. It is a book of useable solutions-- how to fix writing that is flawed, how to improve writing that is good, how to create interesting writing in the first place. <BR>You will find one of the great unspoken secrets of craftsmanship in Chapter 5, called Markers: The Key to Swift Characterization. In Chapter 7, Stein reveals for he first time in print the wonderful system for creating instant conflict developed in the Playwrights Group of the Actors Studio, of which he was a founder. In Secrets of Good Dialogue, the premier teacher of dialogue gives you the instantly useable techniques that not only make verbal exchanges exciting but that move the story forward immediately. You wont need to struggle with flashbacks or background material after youve read Chapter 14, which shows you how to bring background into the foreground. <BR>Writers of both fiction and nonfiction will relish the amphetamines for speeding up pace, and the many ways to liposuction flab, as well as how to tap originality and recognize what successful titles have in common. Youll discover literary values that enhance writing, providing depth and reso

Author: Sol Stein

Language: English

Edition: 1st Edition Dec. 1995/ 1st Printing

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 308

Publisher: St. Martins Press

Publication Date: 1995-11-15

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ISBN: 0312136080


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