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Writing fiction: the story and the reader

Neale, Derek (2006). Writing fiction: the story and the reader. In: Anderson, Linda ed. Creative writing: a workbook with readings. Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 154–166.

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About the book: Creative Writing: A Workbook with Readings is a complete writing course that will jump-start your writing and guide you through your first steps towards publication. Suitable for use by students, tutors, writers’ groups or writers working alone, this book offers: a practical and inspiring section on the creative process, showing you how to stimulate your creativity and use your memory and experience in inventive ways; in-depth coverage of the most popular forms of writing, in extended sections on fiction, poetry and life writing, including biography and autobiography, giving you practice in all three forms so that you might discover and develop your particular strengths; a sensible, up-to-date guide to going public, to help you to edit your work to a professional standard and to identify and approach suitable publishers; a distinctive collection of exciting exercises, spread throughout the workbook to spark your imagination and increase your technical flexibility and control; a substantial array of illuminating readings, bringing together extracts from contemporary and classic writings in order to demonstrate a range of techniques that you can use or adapt in your own work.

Item Type: Book Section
ISBN: 0-415-37243-7, 978-0-415-37243-5
Extra Information: Table of contents from
Keywords: creative writing; creative process; fiction; showing and telling; structure; the reader; short story
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Cultures > English & Creative Writing
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Cultures
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Research Group: Contemporary Cultures of Writing
Item ID: 9502
Depositing User: Derek Neale
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2007
Last Modified: 02 May 2018 12:48
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