Fiction Writers Handbook

Paperback | January 27, 1993

byHallie Burnett

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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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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 outstan...

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.
Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.5 inPublished:January 27, 1993Publisher:HarperCollins

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0062731696

ISBN - 13:9780062731692

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"Fiction Writer's Handbook is wise and comprehensive, and surprisingly full of touches of lore." (from the preface by Norman Mailer)