179 Ways to Save a Novel: Matters of Vital Concern to Fiction Writers

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Selgin, an author and novelist, gathers together advice gleaned from about a thousand writing critiques that he has given as an editor and teacher to help novelists troubleshoot their work. He outlines 179 ways to improve a novel in terms of substance, structure, style, soul, symbol, myth, metaphor, and other areas. He offers the tips as meditations meant to challenge, inspire, provoke, and awaken awareness in writers, rather than a how-to manual (although there are some how-to questions and answers at the end of sections), reflecting on such issues as character, plot, titles, tone, and setting. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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