How to Write a Damn Good Novel II

This book is rich, instructive, honest, and often tellingly funny about the way writers sometimes fail their readers and themselves.

Author: James N. Frey

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781429997829

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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"Damn good" fiction is dramatic fiction, Frey insists, whether it is by Hemingway or Grisham, Le Carre or Ludlum, Austen or Dickens. Despite their differences, these authors' works share common elements: strong narrative lines, fascinating characters, steadily building conflicts, and satisfying conclusions. Frey's How to Write a Damn Good Novel is one of the most widely used guides ever published for aspiring authors. Here, in How to Write a Damn Good Novel, II, Frey offers powerful advanced techniques to build suspense, create fresher, more interesting characters, and achieve greater reader sympathy, empathy, and identification. How to Write a Damn Good Novel, II also warns against the pseudo-rules often inflicted upon writers, rules such as "The author must always be invisible" and "You must stick to a single viewpoint in a scene," which cramp the imagination and deaden the narrative. Frey focuses instead on promises that the author makes to the reader—promises about character, narrative voice, story type, and so on, which must be kept if the reader is to be satisfied. This book is rich, instructive, honest, and often tellingly funny about the way writers sometimes fail their readers and themselves.
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How to Write a Damn Good Mystery

A Practical Step-by-Step Guide from Inspiration to Finished Manuscript James N.
Frey ... to Dramatic Storytelling How to Write a Damn Good Novel, II: Advanced
Techniques for Dramatic Storytelling The Key: How to Write Damn Good Fiction ...

Author: James N. Frey

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1429974133

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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Edgar award nominee James N. Frey, author of the internationally best-selling books on the craft of writing, How to Write a Damn Good Novel, How to Write a Damn Good Novel II: Advanced Techniques, and The Key: How to Write Damn Good Fiction Using the Power of Myth, has now written what is certain to become the standard "how to" book for mystery writing, How to Write a Damn Good Mystery. Frey urges writers to aim high-not to try to write a good-enough-to-get-published mystery, but a damn good mystery. A damn good mystery is first a dramatic novel, Frey insists-a dramatic novel with living, breathing characters-and he shows his readers how to create a living, breathing, believable character who will be clever and resourceful, willful and resolute, and will be what Frey calls "the author of the plot behind the plot." Frey then shows, in his well-known, entertaining, and accessible (and often humorous) style , how the characters-the entire ensemble, including the murderer, the detective, the authorities, the victims, the suspects, the witnesses and the bystanders-create a complete and coherent world. Exploring both the on-stage action and the behind-the-scenes intrigue, Frey shows prospective writers how to build a fleshed-out, believable, and logical world. He shows them exactly which parts of that world show up in the pages of a damn good mystery-and which parts are held back just long enough to keep the reader guessing. This is an indispensable step-by-step guide for anyone who's ever dreamed of writing a damn good mystery.
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The Complete Idiot s Guide to Writing For Young Adults

2006 Guide to Literary Agents by Kathryn S. Brogan Art of Dramatic Writing: Its
Basis in the Creative Interpretation of Human ... Guide to Dramatic Storytelling by
James N. Frey How to Write a Damn Good Novel, II: Advanced Techniques for ...

Author: Deborah Perlberg

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440696831

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

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This comprehensive guide introduces aspiring storytellers to the ins and outs of writing fiction and nonfiction for young adults. Information includes an overview of writing, from dialogue and point of view to plot, setting, and character construction; choosing an agent and publisher; marketing the finished work, and more. Written by an experienced author who has written, edited, and published books for young adults. Features writing exercises, anecdotes, and insider information. According to a 1998 survey report of the National Center for Education Statistics, young adults between the ages of 12 and 18 represent 25% of all public library patrons. YA is a popular and lucrative genre for aspiring and seasoned authors alike, both in fiction and nonfiction.
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The Key

How to Write Damn Good Fiction Using the Power of Myth James N. Frey. Press
of ... New York: Simon and Schuster, 1939. Dostoevsky, Fyodor ... How to Write a
Damn Good Novel, II: Advanced Techniques for Dramatic Storytelling. New York:
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Author: James N. Frey

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781429932288

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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In his widely read guides How to Write a Damn Good Novel and How to Write a Damn Good Novel II: Advanced Techniques, popular novelist and fiction-writing coach James N. Frey showed tens of thousands of writers how--starting with rounded, living, breathing, dynamic characters--to structure a novel that sustains its tension and development and ends in a satisfying, dramatic climax. Now, in The Key, Frey takes his no-nonsense, "Damn Good" approach and applies it to Joseph Campbell's insights into the universal structure of myths. Myths, says Frey, are the basis of all storytelling, and their structures and motifs are just as powerful for contemporary writers as they were for Homer. Frey begins with the qualities found in mythic heros--ancient and modern--such as the hero's special talent, his or her wound, status as an "outlaw," and so on. He then demonstrates how the hero is initiated--sent on a mission, forced to learn the new rules, tested, and suffers a symbolic death and rebirth--before he or she can return home. Using dozens of classical and contemporary novels and films as models, Frey shows how these motifs and forms work their powerful magic on the reader's imagination. The Key is designed as a practical step-by-step guide for fiction writers and screen writers who want to shape their own ideas into a mythic story.
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The Portable Writers Conference

The Complete Guide to Magazine Article Writing , by John M . Wilson ( Writer ' s
Digest Books ) Learn to tap this giant ... to Write a Damn Good Novel II :
Advanced Techniques for Dramatic Storytelling , by James N . Frey ( St . Martins
Press ) ...

Author: Stephen Blake Mettee

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ISBN: UOM:39015039920312

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Mettee has brought together over 45 editors, authors and agents to advise on all types of writers, on the skills & business of writing. The book also offers a great list of writer's resources, including lists of writer's associations, web sites and at home writing courses.
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Library Journal

Revision : A Creative Approach to Writing and Rewriting Fiction . Story . 1997 .
226p . illus . index . LC 96 - 29202 . ... Frey , James N . How To Write a Damn
Good Novel , II : Advanced Techniques for Dramatic Storytelling . 1994 . 176p .
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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.
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The Cumulative Book Index

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105117840913

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Forthcoming Books

*Frey, James N. How to Write a Damn GoodNovel 2. Advanced Techniques for
Dramatic Storytelling 17ép. Apr. 1994. 1795 (0.312-10478-2) St Martin. Frey,
Lawrence R, ed. Group Communicationin Context Studies of Natural Groups (
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Author: Rose Arny

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ISBN: UOM:39015023713343

Category: American literature

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