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What If? - by  Anne Bernays (Paperback) - image 1 of 1
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  • What If?
  • Author(s): Anne Bernays
  • 256 Pages
  • Reference, General

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What If? is the first handbook for writers based on the idea that specific exercises are one of the most useful and provocative methods for mastering the art of writing fiction.

With more than twenty-five years of experience teaching creative writing between them, Anne Bernays and Pamela Painter offer more than seventy-five exercises for both beginners and more experienced writers. These exercises are designed to develop and refine two basic skills: writing like a writer and, just as important, thinking like a writer. They deal with such topics as discovering where to start and end a story; learning when to use dialogue and when to use indirect discourse; transforming real events into fiction; and finding language that both sings and communicates precisely.What If? will be an essential addition to every writer's library, a welcome and much-used companion, a book that gracefully borrows a whisper from the muse.



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What If? is the first handbook for writers based on the idea that specific exercises are one of the most useful and provocative methods for mastering the art of writing fiction. With more than twenty-five years of experience teaching creative writing between them, Anne Bernays and Pamela Painter offer more than seventy-five exercises for both beginners and more experienced writers. These exercises are designed to develop and refine two basic skills: writing like a writer and, just as important, thinking like a writer. They deal with such topics as discovering where to start and end a story; learning when to use dialogue and when to use indirect discourse; transforming real events into fiction; and finding language that both sings and communicates precisely. What If? will be an essential addition to every writer's library, a welcome and much-used companion, a book that gracefully borrows a whisper from the muse.
Dimensions (Overall): 9.18 Inches (H) x 6.24 Inches (W) x .74 Inches (D)
Weight: .44 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 256
Genre: Reference
Sub-Genre: General
Publisher: William Morrow & Company
Format: Paperback
Author: Anne Bernays
Language: English
Street Date: November 20, 1991
TCIN: 11961699
UPC: 9780062720061
Item Number (DPCI): 248-29-4739
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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