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The Writing Book

(1993)
A Workbook for Fiction Writers
A non fiction book by

 
 
This is a practical workbook that guides writers, step-by-step, toward completing a work of fiction. Free of generalizing platitudes, it instead focuses on the specifics of craft: from getting started, discovering characters, writing dialogue and description, to evaluating the design of a draft, and of course revision. Exercises found in this book are actual techniques working writers rely on. They include speed writing, sorting and grouping, rewriting an incident in various styles, experimenting with tone, voice, syntax, and more. Designed to cover every stage of the process - from brainstorming an idea to the final draft - these practical suggestions help writers to liberate their creativity and to refine existing work. Excerpts from published authors are also included and help to illustrate the techniques taught.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

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May 2011 : Australia Paperback
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Title: The Writing Book: A practical guide for fiction writers
Author(s): Kate Grenville
ISBN: 1-74237-702-5 / 978-1-74237-702-5 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
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September 2010 : Australia Paperback
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Title: The Writing Book: A practical guide for fiction writers
Author(s): Kate Grenville
ISBN: 1-74237-388-7 / 978-1-74237-388-1 (Australia edition)
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October 1998 : Australia Paperback
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Title: The Writing Book: A Workbook for Fiction Writers
Author(s): Kate Grenville
ISBN: 1-86448-943-X / 978-1-86448-943-9 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
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February 1990 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Writing Book: A Workbook for Fiction Writers
Author(s): Kate Grenville
ISBN: 0-04-442124-9 / 978-0-04-442124-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
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May 2011 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Writing Book: A Practical Guide for Fiction Writers
Author(s): Kate Grenville
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
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September 2010 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Writing Book: A practical guide for fiction writers
Author(s): Kate Grenville
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU