How to Write a Damn Good Novel

Author: James N. Frey
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9781429997850
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Written in a clear, crisp, accessible style, this book is perfect for beginners as well as professional writers who need a crash course in the down-to-earth basics of storytelling. Talent and inspiration can't be taught, but Frey does provide scores of helpful suggestions and sensible rules and principles. An international bestseller, How to Write a Damn Good Novel will enable all writers to face that intimidating first page, keep them on track when they falter, and help them recognize, analyze, and correct the problems in their own work.

How to Write a Damn Good Novel

Author: James N. Frey
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9780312010447
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Written in a clear, crisp, accessible style, this book is perfect for beginners as well as professional writers who need a crash course in the down-to-earth basics of storytelling. Talent and inspiration can't be taught, but Frey does provide scores of helpful suggestions and sensible rules and principles. An international bestseller, How to Write a Damn Good Novel will enable all writers to face that intimidating first page, keep them on track when they falter, and help them recognize, analyze, and correct the problems in their own work.

How to Write a Damn Good Mystery

Author: James N. Frey
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9781429974134
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Edgar award nominee James N. Frey, author of the internationally best-selling books on the craft of writing, How to Write a Damn Good Novel, How to Write a Damn Good Novel II: Advanced Techniques, and The Key: How to Write Damn Good Fiction Using the Power of Myth, has now written what is certain to become the standard "how to" book for mystery writing, How to Write a Damn Good Mystery. Frey urges writers to aim high-not to try to write a good-enough-to-get-published mystery, but a damn good mystery. A damn good mystery is first a dramatic novel, Frey insists-a dramatic novel with living, breathing characters-and he shows his readers how to create a living, breathing, believable character who will be clever and resourceful, willful and resolute, and will be what Frey calls "the author of the plot behind the plot." Frey then shows, in his well-known, entertaining, and accessible (and often humorous) style , how the characters-the entire ensemble, including the murderer, the detective, the authorities, the victims, the suspects, the witnesses and the bystanders-create a complete and coherent world. Exploring both the on-stage action and the behind-the-scenes intrigue, Frey shows prospective writers how to build a fleshed-out, believable, and logical world. He shows them exactly which parts of that world show up in the pages of a damn good mystery-and which parts are held back just long enough to keep the reader guessing. This is an indispensable step-by-step guide for anyone who's ever dreamed of writing a damn good mystery.

Kreatives Schreiben

Author: Oliver Ruf
Publisher: UTB
ISBN: 3825236641
Format: PDF, Docs
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Was heißt Kreatives Schreiben? Wo ist es entstanden? Was umfassen dessen Theorien und wie gestaltet sich seine Praxis? Für welche Felder ist Kreatives Schreiben relevant und in welcher Form? Der Band liefert eine medien-, kultur- und literaturwissenschaftlich orientierte Einführung, die nicht nur handwerkliche Aspekte behandelt, sondern auch die systematische Geschichte seines Gegenstands skizziert - von den Anfängen des Creative Writing in den Vereinigten Staaten Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts bis hin zu seiner akademischen (Neu-)Entdeckung in Fachwissenschaft, Fachdidaktik und gestalterischer Anwendung. Dazu wird in die Systematik wie in die Methodik und das grundlegend interdisziplinäre Potential des Kreativen Schreibens vor dem Hintergrund der theoretischen Beschäftigung eingeführt, um Fragen der Ästhetik ebenso zu berücksichtigen wie Modelle und Prozesse der Schreibvermittlung, der Pädagogik bzw. der ästhetischen Bildung.

The Complete Idiot s Guide to Writing For Young Adults

Author: Deborah Perlberg
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440696837
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This comprehensive guide introduces aspiring storytellers to the ins and outs of writing fiction and nonfiction for young adults. Information includes an overview of writing, from dialogue and point of view to plot, setting, and character construction; choosing an agent and publisher; marketing the finished work, and more. Written by an experienced author who has written, edited, and published books for young adults. Features writing exercises, anecdotes, and insider information. According to a 1998 survey report of the National Center for Education Statistics, young adults between the ages of 12 and 18 represent 25% of all public library patrons. YA is a popular and lucrative genre for aspiring and seasoned authors alike, both in fiction and nonfiction.

Das Leben und das Schreiben

Author: Stephen King
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641054001
Format: PDF, Mobi
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„Ich schreibe so lange, wie der Leser davon überzeugt ist, in den Händen eines erstklassigen Wahnsinnigen zu sein.“ Stephen King Während der Genesung nach einem schweren Unfall schreibt Stephen King seine Memoiren – Leben und Schreiben sind eins. Ein unverzichtbarer Ratgeber für alle angehenden Schriftsteller und eine Fundgrube für alle, die mehr über den König des Horror-Genres erfahren wollen. Ein kluges und gleichzeitig packendes Buch über gelebte Literatur. »Eine Konfession.« Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung

The Key

Author: James N. Frey
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1429932287
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In his widely read guides How to Write a Damn Good Novel and How to Write a Damn Good Novel II: Advanced Techniques, popular novelist and fiction-writing coach James N. Frey showed tens of thousands of writers how--starting with rounded, living, breathing, dynamic characters--to structure a novel that sustains its tension and development and ends in a satisfying, dramatic climax. Now, in The Key, Frey takes his no-nonsense, "Damn Good" approach and applies it to Joseph Campbell's insights into the universal structure of myths. Myths, says Frey, are the basis of all storytelling, and their structures and motifs are just as powerful for contemporary writers as they were for Homer. Frey begins with the qualities found in mythic heros--ancient and modern--such as the hero's special talent, his or her wound, status as an "outlaw," and so on. He then demonstrates how the hero is initiated--sent on a mission, forced to learn the new rules, tested, and suffers a symbolic death and rebirth--before he or she can return home. Using dozens of classical and contemporary novels and films as models, Frey shows how these motifs and forms work their powerful magic on the reader's imagination. The Key is designed as a practical step-by-step guide for fiction writers and screen writers who want to shape their own ideas into a mythic story.