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What If?

(1990)
Writing Exercises for Fiction Writers
A non fiction book by

 
 
What If? is the first handbook for writers based on the idea that specific exercises are one of the most useful and provocative methods for mastering the art of writing fiction. With more than twenty-five years of experience teaching creative writing between them, Anne Bernays and Pamela Painter offer more than seventy-five exercises for both beginners and more experienced writers. These exercises are designed to develop and refine two basic skills: writing like a writer and, just as important, thinking like a writer. They deal with such topics as discovering where to start and end a story; learning when to use dialogue and when to use indirect discourse; transforming real events into fiction; and finding language that both sings and communicates precisely. What If? will be an essential addition to every writer's library, a welcome and much-used companion, a book that gracefully borrows a whisper from the muse.

    

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November 1990 : USA Hardback
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Title: What if?: Writing exercises for fiction writers
Author(s): Anne Bernays, Pamela Painter
ISBN: 0-06-270038-3 / 978-0-06-270038-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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January 1990 : USA Hardback
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Title: What If?: Writing Exercises for Fiction Writers
Author(s): Anne And Pamela Painter Bernays
ISBN: 0-06-016443-3 / 978-0-06-016443-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Paperback Editions

August 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: What If? Writing Exercises for Fiction Writers
Author(s): Anne Bernays, Pamela Painter
ISBN: 0-205-61688-7 / 978-0-205-61688-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pearson
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November 1991 : USA Paperback
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Title: What If? Writing Exercises for Fiction Writers
Author(s): Anne Bernays, Pamela Painter
ISBN: 0-06-272006-6 / 978-0-06-272006-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
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November 2003 : USA Paperback
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Title: What If?: Writing Exercises for Fiction Writers (2nd Edition)
Author(s): Anne Bernays, Pamela Painter
ISBN: 0-321-10717-9 / 978-0-321-10717-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Longman
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May 2000 : USA Paperback

Title: What If?: Writing Exercises for Fiction Writers
Author(s): Anne Bernays
ISBN: 0-321-02685-3 / 978-0-321-02685-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Addison-Wesley
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August 1999 : USA Paperback

Title: What If?: Writing Exercises for Fiction Writers
Author(s): Pamela Painter
ISBN: 0-321-02686-1 / 978-0-321-02686-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Addison Wesley Longman Ltd. (United Kingdom)
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January 1997 : USA Paperback
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Title: What If? Writing Exercises for Fiction Writers, Second Edition
Author(s): Anne Bernays, Pamela Painter
ISBN: 0-673-99002-8 / 978-0-673-99002-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harpercollins College Div
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January 1995 : USA Paperback
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Title: What If?: Writing Exercises for Fiction Writers
Author(s): Anne Bernays, Pamela Painter
ISBN: 0-8230-5005-X / 978-0-8230-5005-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Watson-Guptill Pubns
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