Elements of Fiction Writing Beginnings Middles Ends

Nancy Kress shows you effective solutions for potential problems at each stage of your story—essential lessons for strong start-to-finish storytelling. Hook readers, agents, and editors in the first three paragraphs.

Elements of Fiction Writing   Beginnings  Middles   Ends

Get Your Readers' Attention—And Keep It—From the First World to the Final Page Translating that initial flash of inspiration into a complete story requires careful crafting. So how do you keep your story from beginning slowly, floundering midway, and trailing off at the end? Nancy Kress shows you effective solutions for potential problems at each stage of your story—essential lessons for strong start-to-finish storytelling. Hook readers, agents, and editors in the first three paragraphs. Make and keep your story's implicit promise to the reader. Build drama and credibility by controlling your prose. Consider the price a writer pays for flashbacks. Reveal character effectively throughout your story. Get the tools you need to get your story off to an engaging start, keep the middle tight and compelling, and make your conclusion high impact. You'll also find dozens of exercises to help strengthen your short story or novel. Let this resource be your guide to successful stories—from the first word to the last.

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Elements of Fiction Writing - Beginnings, Middles & Ends
Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: Nancy Kress
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-03-21 - Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

Get Your Readers' Attention—And Keep It—From the First World to the Final Page Translating that initial flash of inspiration into a complete story requires careful crafting. So how do you keep your story from beginning slowly, floundering midway, and trailing off at the end? Nancy Kress shows you effective solutions
Elements of Fiction Writing - Beginnings, Middles & Ends
Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: Nancy Kress
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-02-25 - Publisher: Penguin

Get your stories off to a roaring start. Keep them tight and crisp throughout. Conclude them with a wallop. Is the story or novel you've been carrying around in your head the same one you see on the page? Or does the dialogue suddenly sound flat and predictable? Do the
Your Personal Fiction Writing Coach
Language: en
Pages: 400
Authors: Stephanie Bond
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-12-09 - Publisher: NeedtoRead Books

So you’ve always wanted to write a novel, but don’t know where to start. Or you’ve started your novel, but it stalled so you shoved it back under your bed/into a forgotten computer file. Or maybe you’re a veteran novelist, but the thrill is gone, and you can’t seem to
Losing The Plot
Language: en
Pages: 213
Authors: Dean Baker
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-07-29 - Publisher: Dean Baker

They say everyone has a book inside them; well Rick Bateman has a whole library bursting to get out. Told in amusing style, through letters, emails and diary entries, Rick quits his lucrative sales job to devote his daylight hours to writing The Great Novel. But as the weeks go
Compass Points - Edit is a Four-Letter Word
Language: en
Pages: 115
Authors: Glynis Scrivens
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-09-25 - Publisher: John Hunt Publishing

A one-stop refresher course in editing fiction, suitable for both new writers and more experienced ones. When to edit, how to edit, why to edit – and when not to edit. The different stages of editing. Checklists, examples, and advice from other writers, editors, competition judges and a literary agent.