Writing a novel can be a slow, painful and lonely process. Many writers never manage to achieve their goal. This inspirational book will help you to rediscover the joy of your craft and rekindle your creative fire.
Leading contemporary authors offer you support, guidance and encouragement as well as a fascinating insight into the craft of writing:
Jill Dawson - getting started; Andrew Miller - creating characters; Meg Rosoff - finding your voice; DBC Pierre - convincing dialogue; Adam Foulds - description with meaning; Kate Mosse - the importance of plot; Mark Billingham - creating suspense; ML Hyland - revising and rewriting.
Learn the do's and don'ts of great writing, from:
Diana Athill, Margaret Atwood, Roddy Doyle, Geoff Dyer, Anne Enright, Richard Ford, Esther Freud, Neil Gaiman, David Hare, PD James, AL Kennedy, Hilary Mantel, Michael Moorcock, Andrew Motion, Joyce Carol Oates, Annie Proulx, Ian Rankin, Will Self, Helen Simpson, Colm Tóibín, Rose Tremain and Jeanette Winterson
There are unique insights into the making of modern classics, by the authors themselves:
Martin Amis on Time's Arrow; Sue Townsend on The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole; Susan Hill on The Woman In Black; AS Byatt on Possession; Edna O'Brien on The Country Girls; Hanif Kureishi on The Buddha of Suburbia; Iain Banks on The Wasp Factory; Charles Frazier on Cold Mountain; Andrea Levy on Small Island; Terry Pratchett on Unseen Academicals; Margaret Drabble on The Millstone; Mohsin Hamid on The Reluctant Fundamentalist; Douglas Coupland on Generation X; Jim Crace on Quarantine; Zoë Heller on Notes On A Scandal; Irvine Welsh on Trainspotting; Russell Hoban on Ridley Walker.
And a few final tips - not all entirely serious - from Blake Morrison, Charlie Brooker and Hilary Mantel.
Advice, inspiration and celebration for all new writers, by the world's greatest contemporary authors
Le informazioni nella sezione "Su questo libro" possono far riferimento a edizioni diverse di questo titolo.
Descrizione libro Guardian Books, 2013. Condizione libro: Very Good. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Codice libro della libreria GRP77153599
Descrizione libro Guardian Books, 2013. Condizione libro: Good. N/A. Ships from the UK. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP75260454
Descrizione libro Guardian Books, 2012. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Ex Library Book with usual stamps and stickers. Good condition is defined as: a copy that has been read but remains in clean condition. All of the pages are intact and the cover is intact and the spine may show signs of wear. The book may have minor markings which are not specifically mentioned. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Codice libro della libreria mon0006143994
Descrizione libro Guardian Books 27/09/2012, 2012. Condizione libro: Good. Will be shipped promptly from UK warehouse. Book is in good condition with no missing pages, no damage or soiling and tight spine. There may be some dog-eared pages showing previous use but overall a great book. Codice libro della libreria 9053-9780852653289
Descrizione libro Guardian Books, 2012. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Write This book is in good or better condition. It has no tears to the pages and no pages will be missing from the book. The spine of the book is still in great condition and the front cover is generally unmarked. It has signs of previous use but overall is in really nice, tight condition. Shipping is normally same day from our UK warehouse. We offer a money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. Codice libro della libreria 9053-9780852653289
Descrizione libro Guardian Books 27/09/2012, 2012. Condizione libro: Very Good. This book is in very good condition and will be shipped within 24 hours of ordering. The cover may have some limited signs of wear but the pages are clean, intact and the spine remains undamaged. This book has clearly been well maintained and looked after thus far. Money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. See all our books here, order more than 1 book and get discounted shipping. . Codice libro della libreria 7719-9780852653289
Descrizione libro Guardian Books 27/09/2012, 2012. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Shipped within 24 hours from our UK warehouse. Clean, undamaged book with no damage to pages and minimal wear to the cover. Spine still tight, in very good condition. Remember if you are not happy, you are covered by our 100% money back guarantee. Codice libro della libreria 6545-9780852653289
Descrizione libro . Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Codice libro della libreria GOR005240401
Descrizione libro Guardian Books, 2012. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used; Good. **SHIPPED FROM UK** We believe you will be completely satisfied with our quick and reliable service. All orders are dispatched as swiftly as possible! Buy with confidence!. Codice libro della libreria 1752087