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Yours to Tell: Dialogues on the Art & Practice of Writing

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In this engaging journal of dialogues, professional writers Steve and Melanie Tem have recorded versions of their presentations at writers’ workshops of the basics and fine points that are key to this expressive form. Beginning with the query of why one writes, the pair continue to bat the question back and forth, looking at alternative views until the reader is roused to engage in the discussion. The following fourteen sections cover plot, theme, revision, publication, character, marketing, and much more of interest to the neophyte. Writers not only must practice writing in the various genres, but they also should continually read all styles of communication. References to the classics, the authors’ own publications, and current writers are used to illustrate instructional points. Look at how stories begin, how the first sentence grabs attention and the content flows from this entry. Learn how ideas and themes are generated, how characters are fleshed out, and how to approach short stories, whose structures differ from novels’. Try a story and transmute the basic tale into different genres such as romance, science fiction, horror, travel, history, and more. The recorded discourse between the two authors serves as a rich resource for writers and is further embellished with suggested reading lists and reference works.

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Author:
Steve Rasnic Tem, Melanie Tem
Star Count:
5/5
Format:
Trade
Page Count:
227 pages
Publisher:
Apex Publications
Publish Date:
2017-Apr-18
ISBN:
9781937009472
Issue:
May 2017
Category:
Crafts & Hobbies
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Issue

May 2017

Publication Date

2017-Apr-18

Publisher

Apex Publications

Format

Trade

Page Count

227 pages

Book Author

Steve Rasnic Tem, Melanie Tem

ISBN

9781937009472

Star Count

5

“Yours to Tell: Dialogues on the Art & Practice of Writing”

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