The Lie That Tells A Truth

The Lie That Tells A Truth

A Guide to Writing Fiction

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Baker & Taylor
A creative and funny guide to writing fiction shows readers where to go to find inspiration, stories, and characters, in a guide that demystifies the writing process while maintaining the author's comic voice.

Norton Pub
Finally, a truly creativeand hilariousguide to creative writing, full of encouragement and sound advice. Provocative and reassuring, nurturing and wise, The Lie That Tells a Truth is essential to writers in general, fiction writers in particular, beginning writers, serious writers, and anyone facing a blank page. John Dufresne, an acclaimed novelist and teacher, demystifies the writing process. Drawing upon the wisdom of literature's great craftsmen, Dufresne's lucid essays and diverse exercises initiate the reader into the tools, processes, and techniques of writing: inventing compelling characters, developing a voice, creating a sense of place, editing your own words. Where do great ideas come from? How do we recognize them? How can language capture them? In his signature comic voice, Dufresne answers these questions and more in chapters such as "Writing Around the Block," "Plottery," and "The Art of Abbreviation." The ideal writer's companion, The Lie That Tells a Truth shows that while the idea of writing may be overwhelming, the act of writing is simplicity itself.

Blackwell North Amer
The Lie That Tells a Truth is essential to writers in general, fiction writers in particular, beginning writers, serious writers, and anyone facing a blank page. John Dufresne, revered novelist and teacher, demystifies the writing process, showing that while the idea of writing may be overwhelming, the act of writing is simplicity itself.
Writing is a craft. Dufresne shows you the tools and how to use them. Under his guidance, you'll learn to overcome your resistance to writing and start to write for the fun and wonder of it, finding your passion and your voice. Drawing on the wisdom of literature's great craftsmen, Dufresne initiates you into the tools, processes, and techniques of writing: inventing compelling characters, developing a voice, creating a sense of place, editing your own words. Where do great ideas come from? How do we recognize them? How can language capture them? In his signature comic voice, Dufresne answers these questions and more in chapters such as "Writing Around the Block," "Plottery," and "The Art of Abbreviation."

Baker
& Taylor

A guide to writing fiction shows readers where to go to find inspiration, stories, and characters, demystifying the writing process while maintaining the author's comic voice.

Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, [2003]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2003
ISBN: 9780393057515
0393057518
Branch Call Number: 808.3 Dufresne 2003
Characteristics: xvi, 298 pages ; 25 cm

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Nov 30, 2010

Easily the best book of this genre I have ever opened. The author gives you all the tools you need to start writing, continue writing, overcome writers block and getting in touch with the writer in you. Highly recommend.

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