This book offers practical advice on every aspect of writing novels and short stories: plotting and narrative development, characterization and dialogue, sources of material, planning an opening, roughing out chapters, using suspense and emotional color, rewriting and highlighting and much more. Examples drawn from the works of outstanding writers, past and present, illustrate each point, making this the perfect handbook for professional writers and students.
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As co-editors of Story magazine, Whit and Hallie Burnett published the first work of many noted writers--Norman Mailer, J.D. Salinger, William Saroyan, Tennessee Williams, Truman Capote, Carson McCullers and many others. The Burnetts also taught writing and wrote and edited numerous books.Review:
""Fiction Writer's Handbook is wise and comprehensive, and surprisingly full of touches of lore." -- from the preface by Norman Mailer "It will be surprising if "Fiction Writer's Handbook" fails to launch a thousand novels and a multitude of short stories . . . it is that kind of book for writers already published and writers waiting to be published--inspiring, instructive and invaluable." -- Erskine Caldwell
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