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What If?: Writing Exercises for Fiction Writers
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Harpercollins
Publication date November 1, 1991
Binding Paperback
Edition Reissue
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780062720061
ISBN-10 0062720066
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 0.45 lbs.
Original list price $13.99
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Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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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Paperback
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With Pamela Painter | 2 sub edition from Longman Pub Group (December 1, 2003)
9780321107176 | details & prices | 528 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 0.75 in. | 1.40 lbs | List price $56.80
About: Organized by the elements of fiction and comprised primarily of writing exercises, this text helps students hone and refine their craft with a practical, hands-on approach to writing fiction.
With Andy Aledort | 2nd edition from Addison-Wesley (May 1, 2000)
9780321026859 | details & prices | List price $22.01
This edition also contains In Deep With Stevie Ray Vaughan: The Ultimate Guide!
About: Organized by the elements of fiction and comprised primarily of writing exercises, this text helps students hone and refine their craft with a practical, hands-on approach to writing fiction.
With Pamela Painter | Rev sub edition from Harpercollins College Div (January 1, 1997)
9780673990020 | details & prices | 6.50 × 9.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.45 lbs | List price $36.00
About: The fundamentals of fiction in a series of revealing exercises.
With Pamela Painter | Rev exp edition from Watson-Guptill Pubns (January 1, 1995)
9780823050055 | details & prices | 6.25 × 9.25 × 1.00 in. | 1.45 lbs | List price $16.95
About: Organized by the elements of fiction and comprised primarily of writing exercises, this text helps students hone and refine their craft with a practical, hands-on approach to writing fiction.
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With Pamela Painter | Reissue edition from Harpercollins (November 1, 1991)
9780062720061 | details & prices | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.45 lbs | List price $13.99
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