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The Craft of Novel Writing by Dianne…

The Craft of Novel Writing

by Dianne Doubtfire

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Talent cannot be taught, but craftsmanship certainly can. Now available in a revised third edition, after numerous reprints, this book is written mainly with the beginner in mind. It is designed to help anyone with talent and dedication to master the techniques of writing a novel that should satisfy not only the author but also the reader and publisher. It is clearly written, covering all aspects of the craft and answers many questions which confront the novice. It also contains a wealth of quotations from contemporary writers.… (more)



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A short but clearly written volume giving some essential suggestions and guidelines for writers who want to embark on a novel. Nothing stood out as new to me, but there were plenty of useful reminders. The whole is written in a friendly tone, and while the advice about typewriters is obviously out-of-date in the 21st century, the majority of the advice still holds, thirty-five years after publication.

Recommended to anyone considering novel-writing, as a great introduction that covers just about everything necessary to know. ( )
  SueinCyprus | Jan 26, 2016 |
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