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Telling the Tale

(2000)
The African-american Fiction Writer's Guide
A non fiction book by

 
 
Finally, a writing guide for the African-American writer that's as inspiring as it is instructive.

In this one-of-a-kind guide, Angela Benson offers step-by-step guidance for black writers--from getting started to revising complete drafts--for anyone who has a tale to tell. Featuring tools, techniques, and illustrative examples from the best black writers of our day, this book will help writers learn to:

find their own style
create characters readers will care about
capture voices from their community
write natural-sounding dialogue
mine personal experience for detail
weave a compelling story
Includes exercises, worksheets, examples, and step-by-step instructions, as well as inspiring advice
and more...

Telling the Tale also includes helpful exercises, worksheets, and tips to show African-American writers how to perfect their craft.

    

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Paperback Editions

May 2000 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Telling the Tale: The African-American Fiction Writer's Guide
Author(s): Angela Benson
ISBN: 0-425-17054-3 / 978-0-425-17054-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley Trade
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA