How To Write A Novel: A Practical Guide to the Art of Fiction

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"This little book is one which so well explains itself that no introductory word is needed; and I only venture to intrude a sentence or two here with a view to explain the style in which I have conveyed my ideas. I desired to be plain and practical, and therefore chose the direct and epistolary form as being most suitable for the purpose in hand."

*A Model Lesson in Novel-Writing *The Teachable and the Unteachable *Where do Novelists get their Stories from?

*Is there a Deeper Question?

*What about the Newspapers?

*Formation of the Plot

*The Agonies and Joys of "Plot-Construction"

*Care in the Use of Actual Events

*The Natural History of a Plot

*Sir Walter Besant on the Evolution of a Plot

*Plot-Formation in Earnest

*Characters first: Plot afterwards

*The Natural Background

*The Chief Character

*How to Portray Character

*Methods of Characterization *The Trick of "Idiosyncrasies"

*Narrative Art *Movement

*Aids to Description: The Point of View

*Selecting the Main Features

*Description by Suggestion

*Facts to Remember

*Color: Local and Otherwise

*What about Dialect?

*On Dialogue

*Points in Conversation

*"Atmosphere"

*Topography and Geography

*Scientific Facts

*Grammar

*Communicable Elements

*Incommunicable Elements

*Quick and Slow

*How many Words a Day?

*Charles Reade and Anthony Trollope

*The Mission of Fancy

*Fancies of another Type

*Some of our Younger Writers: Mr Zangwill, Mr *Coulson Kernahan, Mr Robert Barr, Mr H. G. Wells

*Curious Methods

*Practice the Short Story

*Short Story Writers on their Art

*The Truth about Success (Minor Conditions of Success

*Plus more including "The Philosophy of Composition" by Edgar Allan Poe

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