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Book Title: Elements of Fiction Writing Beginnings, Middles and Ends|
The author of the book: Nancy Kress
Edition: Writer's Digest Books
Date of issue: March 21st 2011
ISBN 13: 9781599632193
Format files: PDF
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Get Your Readers' Attention--And Keep It--From the First World to the Final Page
Translating that initial flash of inspiration into a complete story requires careful crafting. So how do you keep your story from beginning slowly, floundering midway, and trailing off at the end? Nancy Kress shows you effective solutions for potential problems at each stage of your story--essential lessons for strong start-to-finish storytelling.Hook readers, agents, and editors in the first three paragraphs.Make and keep your story's implicit promise to the reader.Build drama and credibility by controlling your prose.Consider the price a writer pays for flashbacks.Reveal character effectively throughout your story. Get the tools you need to get your story off to an engaging start, keep the middle tight and compelling, and make your conclusion high impact. You'll also find dozens of exercises to help strengthen your short story or novel. Let this resource be your guide to successful stories--from the first word to the last.
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Read information about the authorNancy Kress is an American science fiction writer. She began writing in 1976 but has achieved her greatest notice since the publication of her Hugo and Nebula-winning 1991 novella Beggars in Spain which was later expanded into a novel with the same title. In addition to her novels, Kress has written numerous short stories and is a regular columnist for Writer's Digest. She is a regular at Clarion writing workshops and at The Writers Center in Bethesda, Maryland. During the Winter of 2008/09, Nancy Kress is the Picador Guest Professor for Literature at the University of Leipzig's Institute for American Studies in Leipzig, Germany.
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