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ISBN13: 9780312254216
ISBN10: 0312254210
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Stein on Writing provides immediately useful advice for all writers of fiction and nonfiction, whether they are newcomers or old hands, students or instructors, amateurs or professionals. As the always clear and direct Stein explains here, "This is not a book of theory. It is a book of usable solutions--how to fix writing that is flawed, how to improve writing that is good, how to create interesting writing in the first place." With examples from bestsellers as well as from students' drafts, Stein offers detailed sections on characterization, dialogue, pacing, flashbacks, trimming away flabby wording, the so-called "triage" method of revision, using the techniques of fiction to enliven nonfiction, and more.

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"My publisher Sol Stein was my producer, and my editor Sol Stein was my director. Sol saw what I didn't think possible." Elia Kazan

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"[Sol Stein] went over my manuscript with an infallible eye for the soft spots in my prose, giving me one of the best editorial readings I've ever had." Lionel Trilling

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Professional secrets from a renowned editor, prize-winning author, and award-winning instructor make this book the #1 practical choice for fiction and nonfiction writers of all levels of experience.

Synopsis:

Stein on Writing provides immediately useful advice for all writers of fiction and nonfiction, whether they are newcomers or old hands, students or instructors, amateurs or professionals. As the always clear and direct Stein explains here, "This is not a book of theory. It is a book of usable solutions--how to fix writing that is flawed, how to improve writing that is good, how to create interesting writing in the first place." With examples from bestsellers as well as from students' drafts, Stein offers detailed sections on characterization, dialogue, pacing, flashbacks, trimming away flabby wording, the so-called "triage" method of revision, using the techniques of fiction to enliven nonfiction, and more.

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Includes bibliographical references.

About the Author

Sol Stein is the author of several novels, including the million-copy bestseller The Magician. As an editor, his authors included James Baldwin, Jack Higgins, and many others. Stein has lectured widely on creative writing, and was given the Distinguished Instructor Award by the University of California at Irvine in 1993. His columns appear regularly on America Online and elsewhere.

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Kirstin Fulton, August 5, 2012 (view all comments by Kirstin Fulton)
Absolutely tops my list of great books for creative writing. Sol Stein spins great writing tips with personal anecdote, editor perspective and examples from literature's most acclaimed figures. I read this book like a novel, though it works as a go-to reference text. He bounces the focus between fiction and non-fiction, pointing out techniques that are useful in both. If you are curious about character development, setting a scene, the beast of revision or publishing your work, it's a perfect resource.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780312254216
Author:
Stein, Sol
Publisher:
St. Martin's Griffin
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Subject:
Writing Skills
Subject:
Authorship
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing - Fiction
Subject:
Reference/Writing
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
106-203
Publication Date:
20000131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.22 x 0.91 in

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Product details 320 pages St. Martin's Press - English 9780312254216 Reviews:
"Review" by , "My publisher Sol Stein was my producer, and my editor Sol Stein was my director. Sol saw what I didn't think possible."
"Review" by , "[Sol Stein] went over my manuscript with an infallible eye for the soft spots in my prose, giving me one of the best editorial readings I've ever had."
"Synopsis" by , Professional secrets from a renowned editor, prize-winning author, and award-winning instructor make this book the #1 practical choice for fiction and nonfiction writers of all levels of experience.
"Synopsis" by , Stein on Writing provides immediately useful advice for all writers of fiction and nonfiction, whether they are newcomers or old hands, students or instructors, amateurs or professionals. As the always clear and direct Stein explains here, "This is not a book of theory. It is a book of usable solutions--how to fix writing that is flawed, how to improve writing that is good, how to create interesting writing in the first place." With examples from bestsellers as well as from students' drafts, Stein offers detailed sections on characterization, dialogue, pacing, flashbacks, trimming away flabby wording, the so-called "triage" method of revision, using the techniques of fiction to enliven nonfiction, and more.
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