Written for aspiring authors - writers learning the craft - this guide contains advice in relation to the recurring weaknesses in manuscripts Alana Woods has noticed during her years of critiquing and editing them.
Alana begins by discussing the writer's voice, that elusive quality that often perplexes writers at the outset. The tips then take you from how to start by hooking your reader, through other essentials such as characterisation, story development and writing believable dialogue. They finish with how to end a good story.
Alana's debut novel, suspense legal thriller 'Automaton', is an award-winning best-seller. Alana is a professional editor and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Professional Writing and a Graduate Diploma in Communication.
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What's the secret to a compelling hook?
How do you write characters that live and breathe?
When do you show and when do you tell?
Where does story development take you?
Why do your descriptions fall flat?
Who is telling the story? First, second or third person point of view.
All that and more in 25 essential writing tips.
If you're reading this you're probably a writer wondering how you can improve your storytelling skills and present to the world a beautifully written book in every aspect. You're wondering what makes a book un-put-downable.
Well, let me put you on the right path.
My guide isn't hundreds of pages long with so much information you forget what you've read and become confused. 25 essential writing tips: guide to writing good fiction is succinct and to the point. In other words it tells you what you need to know. That's it!
I'm not going to hold out the promise that you'll become a best-selling author. But I will say that if you follow the tips you will be a better one, and your book should be a good read.
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Book Description WoodsfortheTrees, 2012. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 1st edition. 58 pages. 9.00x6.00x0.14 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0957976771