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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?
*Points in Conversation
*Topography and Geography
*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
*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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Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013. Paperback. Condition: Brand New. 146 pages. 9.00x6.00x0.33 inches. This item is printed on demand. Seller Inventory # zk1482094509
Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1482094509