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The Making of a Story: A Norton Guide to Creative Writing
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher W W Norton & Co Inc
Publication date January 11, 2010
Pages 677
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780393337082
ISBN-10 0393337081
Dimensions 2 by 6 by 9 in.
Weight 1.70 lbs.
Original list price $21.95
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A Los Angeles Times bestseller: wonderfully lucid and illuminating, Alice LaPlante’s guide to writing fiction “recalls Francine Prose’s bestseller, Reading Like a Writer” (Library Journal).

The Making of a Story is a fresh and inspiring guide to the basics of creative writing―both fiction and creative nonfiction. Its hands-on, completely accessible approach walks writers through each stage of the creative process, from the initial triggering idea to the revision of the final manuscript. It is unique in combing the three main aspects of creative writing instruction: process (finding inspiration, getting ideas on the page), craft (specific techniques like characterization), and anthology (learning by reading masters of the form). Succinct, clear definitions of basic terms of fiction are accompanied by examples, including excerpts from masterpieces of short fiction and essays as well as contemporary novels. A special highlight is Alice LaPlante's systematic debunking of many of the so-called rules of creative writing. This book is perfect for writers working alone as well as for creative writing classes, both introductory and advanced.

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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780393061642
 
1 edition from W W Norton & Co Inc (August 30, 2007)
9780393061642 | details & prices | 677 pages | 6.50 × 9.75 × 1.50 in. | 2.20 lbs | List price $29.95
About: An introduction to the fundamentals of creative writing, both fiction and nonfiction, takes aspiring writers through each stage of the creative process, from initial idea to final manuscript, accompanied by examples of short fiction and essays.
Paperback
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Reprint edition from W W Norton & Co Inc (January 11, 2010)
9780393337082 | details & prices | 677 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 2.00 in. | 1.70 lbs | List price $21.95
About: A Los Angeles Times bestseller: wonderfully lucid and illuminating, Alice LaPlante’s guide to writing fiction “recalls Francine Prose’s bestseller, Reading Like a Writer” (Library Journal).

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