Novel Writing

A Writers' and Artists' Companion
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ISBN-13:
9781780937106
Einband:
Taschenbuch
Erscheinungsdatum:
29.01.2015
Seiten:
223
Autor:
Romesh Gunesekera
Gewicht:
238 g
Format:
200x134x22 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

Romesh Gunesekera's first novel Reef was shortlisted for the 1994 Booker Prize. He is the author of six novels including The Sandglass, (winner of the inaugural BBC Asia Award) and Heaven's Edge, which was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. A L Kennedy is a prize winning novelist and author of short stories and non-fiction and Associate Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Warwick, UK. Her novels include Everything You Need (1999), The Blue Book (2011) and Day (2007) which won the Costa and Saltire Book of the Year.
Packed with advice from bestselling, prize-winning authors, this book gives you all the practical guidance you need to write that novel and get it published.
Foreword by Ali Smith Preface by Carole Angier and Sally Cline Part 1: On novel writing Reflections What is a novel? A. L. Kennedy and Romesh Gunesekera The novel - what I wish I'd known before I started A. L. Kennedy Creative worrying Message from Delphi A solitary vocation The joy of not writing Writing my first novel Romesh Gunesekera Reading first The advice Starting to write The plan Autobiography My lessons Elements Beginnings and preparation A. L. Kennedy Who are you? Who is your reader? Environment Health Routine It's different for girls Character and plot Deep idea Support networks Setting, place and atmosphere Romesh Gunesekera Characters A. L. Kennedy Moral and personal issues The chicken and the egg Generation of elements Point of view and perspective Romesh Gunesekera Voice, language and dialogue A. L. Kennedy Voice Language and dialogue Endings Romesh Gunesekera Life lessons A. L. Kennedy Senses Media Within any given month The poisoned chalice A. L. Kennedy The public Stalking Interviews Other exposure and activities Other writers Saying no A. L. Kennedy Part 2: Tips and tales - guest contributions Tips from Novelists Hanan Al-Shaykh Bernardo Atxaga Tash Aw Joan Brady Amit Chaudhuri Davies Anita Desai Louise Doughty Anne Enright Jonathan Franzen Lynn Freed Alan Hollinghurst Doris Lessing Andrea Levy Tim Lott Glenn Patterson Tim Pears Philip Pullman Mich le Roberts Elif Shafak Evelyn Toynton Jeanette Winterson Granta's Best of Young British Novelists 2013 Naomi Alderman Tahmima Anam Ned Beauman Jenni Fagan Adam Foulds Xiaolu Guo Joanna Kavenna Benjamin Markovits Kamila Shamsie Evie Wyld Part 3: Write on Distance by Romesh Gunesekera Silence by Romesh Gunesekera Early issues by Romesh Gunesekera Planning The 'W' decisions Research 149 Tools Routine, time and zone Finding your voice Writing tips by A. L. Kennedy Starting Keeping on Reaching the end Rewriting and editing Nuts and bolts by A. L. Kennedy Grammar Punctuation Tenses Point of view (POV) Layout Writing with others by Romesh Gunesekera Courses and workshops Workshopping Writing exercises Collaboration Mentors An agent's view by Antony Harwood A brave new world: Digital media by Romesh Gunesekera An alphabetical list of questions for the digital age: Chris Meade interviewed by Romesh Gunesekera The seven ages of the novelist by Romesh Gunesekera Resources by Romesh Gunesekera Books UK courses US courses On-line Workshop exercises by Romesh Gunesekera Procrastination Travel toolkit by A. L. Kennedy References Basic kit 100 milestones of the modern novel End piece by Romesh Gunesekera Conclusion by A. L. Kennedy Bibliography Index
Packed with tips from bestselling and prize-winning authors, this book gives writers all the practical guidance needed to write that novel and get it published.

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