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The Lie That Tells a Truth

The Lie That Tells a Truth

(2003)
A Guide to Writing Fiction
A non fiction book by

 
Finally, a truly creative - and hilarious - guide to creative writing, full of encouragement and sound advice. Provocative and reassuring, nurturing and wise, The Lie That Tells a Truth is essential to writers in general, fiction writers in particular, beginning writers, serious writers, and anyone facing a blank page.

John Dufresne, teacher and the acclaimed author of Love Warps the Mind a Little and Deep in the Shade of Paradise, demystifies the writing process. Drawing upon the wisdom of literature's great craftsmen, Dufresne's lucid essays and diverse exercises initiate the reader into the tools, processes, and techniques of writing: inventing compelling characters, developing a voice, creating a sense of place, editing your own words. Where do great ideas come from? How do we recognize them? How can language capture them? In his signature comic voice, Dufresne answers these questions and more in chapters such as "Writing Around the Block," "Plottery," and "The Art of Abbreviation." Dufresne demystifies the writing process, showing that while the idea of writing may be overwhelming, the act of writing is simplicity itself.

 
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Hardback Editions

July 2003 : USA Hardback
Title: The Lie That Tells a Truth: A Guide to Writing Fiction
Author(s): John Dufresne
ISBN: 0-393-05751-8 / 978-0-393-05751-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

August 2004 : USA Paperback
Title: The Lie That Tells a Truth: A Guide to Writing Fiction
Author(s): John Dufresne
ISBN: 0-393-32581-4 / 978-0-393-32581-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

August 2004 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Lie That Tells a Truth: A Guide to Writing Fiction
Author(s): John Dufresne
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   



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