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102 Ways to Write a Novel: Indispensable Tips for the Writer of Fictionby Alex Quick
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'For God's sake, keep your eyes open. Notice what's going on around you.'
William S. Burroughs
This step-by-step guide to the art — and the craft — of writing fiction is a refreshing blend of the practical (how to find an agent), with the more cerebral (how to handle point of view; the importance of rhythm).
Throughout, Quick uses the hard-won experiences of his fellow novelists to give color and depth to his own advice. Did you know, for instance, that Road Dahl wrote in a shed? That Nabokov composed his masterpieces on index cards? Or — alas — that most writers get their best work done in the mornings?
Full of wit and lightly-worn erudition, 102 Ways to Write a Novel is an elegant, useful and even inspiring vade mecum. It will become a classic of its kind the book no writer of fiction should be without.
This delightful vade mecum for the aspiring author is a witty, sympathetic, down-to-earth blend of the worldly with the cerebral.
This straight-talking, sympathetic, but never patronizing guide to the art—and the craft—of writing fiction is a refreshing blend of the mundane (how to find an agent), with the more cerebral (the importance of rhythm; how to handle point of view). A delightful vade mecum for the aspiring author.
About the Author
Alex Quick writes and lives in Norfolk, UK, and tries not always successfully to follow the advice in this book. He is the author, under a different name, of several critically acclaimed novels, as well as (under the pseudonym Alex Quick) 102 Free Things to Do and (coming this autumn) 102 English Things to Do.
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