The Lie that Tells a Truth: A Guide to Writing Fiction

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W. W. Norton & Company, 2003 - 298 Seiten
"Writing is a craft. Dufresne shows you the tools and how to use them. Under his guidance, you'll learn to overcome your resistance to writing and start to write for the fun and wonder of it, finding your passion and your voice. Drawing on the wisdom of literature's great craftsmen, Dufresne initiates you into the tools, processes, and techniques of writing: inventing compelling characters, developing a voice, creating a sense of place, editing your own words. Where do great ideas come from? How do we recognize them? How can language capture them? In his signature comic voice, Dufresne answers these questions and more in chapters such as "Writing Around the Block," "Plottery," and "The Art of Abbreviation.""--BOOK JACKET.

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Nutzerbericht  - wordygirl39 - LibraryThing

This is my favorite text on writing, hands down. Dufresne gives reasons for the building blocks of fiction and he makes the process so fun to read. He's also very good at guilting one into writing more. Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Nutzerbericht  - rosencrantz79 - LibraryThing

Toward the end of the year, most of my reading time was devoted to class reading, including this semester's craft text, The Lie That Tells a Truth. As fiction writing guides go, I'd say that this was ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Inhalt

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3
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11
III
21
IV
31
V
47
VI
57
VII
69
VIII
81
XIII
159
XIV
169
XV
183
XVI
197
XVII
221
XVIII
243
XIX
257
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267

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X
109
XI
119
XII
133
XXI
273
XXII
289
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Über den Autor (2003)

His novels Louisiana Power & Light & Love Warps the Mind a Little were New York Time Notable books of the Year. He lives in Dania, Florida.

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