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Writing A Novel

By Rosemary Aitken

ISBN: 9781861266088
BINDING: Paperback
SIZE: 235x165 mm

Writing A Novel is both a practical guide for budding writers and a source of fresh new approaches for the more experienced novelist. Rosemary Aitken introduces the concept of the reader contract Ð what the writer must undertake to do in order to satisfy the reader.

Topics covered: Getting started Ð knowing your strengths, understanding your imaginative style and creating a setting for your novel. Creating believable and consistent characters, both major and minor. Using dialogue to give information and show personality. Creating and sustaining plots and sub-plots, and planning the chapters. Controlling the style and pace of the narrative. Dealings with publishers and agents.

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