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Showing & Telling: Learn How to Show
and When to Tell for Powerful & Balance
by Laurie Alberts
Writers are often told to write scenes, dramatize, cut exposition, cut summary —but it’s misguided advice. The truth is good writing almost always requires both showing and telling. The trick is finding the right balance of scene and summary—the two basic components of creative prose. This book shows you how to employ each of these essential techniques in the appropriate places within a narrative.
How to Be a Writer: Building Your
Creative Skills Through Practice and Play
by Barbara Baig
Athletes practice. Musicians practice. As a writer you need to do the same. Whether you have dreams of writing a novel or a memoir or a collection of poems, or you simply want to improve your everyday writing, this innovative book will show you how to build your skills by way of practice.
Write Like the Masters: Emulating the Best
of Hemingway, Faulkner·, Salinger, and
by William Cane
Comprised of practical, inspirational, easy-to-apply advice, this helpful guide analyzes the writing styles of twentyone great novelists, explaining how you can imitate these authors and, in the process, learn advanced writing secrets to fire up your own work.