The Magic of Fiction

Crafting Words Into Story: The Writer's Guide to Writing & Editing

Author: Beth Hill

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780997177008

Category: Fiction

Page: 606

View: 9152

Writing a novel can seem daunting, but it doesn't have to be. No matter where you are with your writing project--beginning the first draft, rewriting the fifth draft, or editing the final draft--help is available. The Magic of Fiction is a comprehensive guide for crafting fiction. It's the perfect resource for writers planning to self-publish, authors looking for an edge for manuscript submissions, and editors looking for a handbook on craft. Students and educators will also benefit, with details about the crafts of writing and editing available in a single book.Whether you intend to self-publish or submit your manuscript to agents or publishers, use The Magic of Fiction to master the ins and outs of writing and revision, create stronger early drafts, and edit your own stories.This guide addresses all aspects of editing and writing, from the mechanics to story issues to style concerns. In it you'll find--~ A comprehensive editing checklist~ Fixes for common writing mistakes~ Specifics for punctuation in dialogue~ Tips for putting setting to work for your fiction~ Suggestions for editing for the reader~ Help for writing to genre conventions~ Tips for word choices~ A guide for editing approaches and much more.Every fiction writer should be equipped to not only write well, but to rewrite and edit. There are books designed to help you write a novel, books to help you revise, and books to help you with the nitty-gritty of punctuation and grammar. The Magic of Fiction brings all those elements together in a single easy-to-digest resource for the writer looking for an edge in today's literary marketplace.The format of The Magic of Fiction helps you focus on what you need when you need it. Chapters provide detailed discussions of topics and end with "quick lists" to help you get straight to work on your own stories.Written by freelance fiction editor Beth Hill, The Magic of Fiction will help you produce high-quality fiction that will earn attention for all the right reasons.

Capturing the Magic of Fiction Writing

Author: Jack Creed

Publisher: Glenbridge Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780944435106

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 305

View: 8249

A practical guide for aspiring writers to ease the transition form analyzing the basic story to discovering and applying the essential tools of the writer's craft.

The Magic of Shirley Jackson

The Bird's Nest, Life Among the Savages, Raising Demons, and Eleven Short Stories, including The Lottery

Author: Shirley Jackson

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 146680050X

Category: Fiction

Page: 753

View: 9600

This collection is a generous selection of Shirley Jackson's work, consisting of three complete books: The Bird's Nest, Life Among the Savages, Raising Demons, and eleven short stories--including the world-famous "The Lottery."

The Magic of Blood

Author: Dagoberto Gilb

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN: 9780802133991

Category: Fiction

Page: 287

View: 2682

Dagoberto Gilb is a powerful and important new talent in American fiction. Fresh, funny, relentless, and beautifully crafted, his writing possesses that rare Chekhovian ability to perfectly capture the nuances of ordinary life and make it resonate with unexpected meaning.

The Magic of Ordinary Days

Author: Ann Howard Creel

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101126967

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 4777

Olivia Dunne, a studious minister's daughter who dreams of being an archaeologist, never thought that the drama of World War II would affect her quiet life in Denver. An exhilarating flirtation reshapes her life, though, and she finds herself banished to a rural Colorado outpost, married to a man she hardly knows. Overwhelmed by loneliness, Olivia tentatively tries to establish a new life, finding much-needed friendship and solace in two Japanese American sisters who are living at a nearby internment camp. When Olivia unwittingly becomes an accomplice to a crime and is faced with betrayal, she finally confronts her own desires. Beautifully written and filled with memorable characters, Creel's novel is a powerful exploration of the nature of trust and love.

The Magic of the State

Author: Michael Taussig

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135249113

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

View: 680

Set in the enchanted mountain of a spirit-queen presiding over an unnamed, postcolonial country, this ethnographic work of ficto-criticism recreates in written form the shrines by which the dead--notably the fetishized forms of Europe's Others, Indians and Blacks--generate the magical powers of the modern state.

The Magic of Saida

Author: M.G. Vassanji

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307961516

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 5641

Giller Prize–winner M. G. Vassanji gives us a powerfully emotional novel of love and loss, of an African/Indian man who returns to the town of his birth in search of the girl he once loved—and the sense of self that has always eluded him. Kamal Punja is a physician who has lived in Canada for the past forty years, but whom we first meet in a Tanzanian hospital. He is delirious and says he has been poisoned with hallucinogens. But when Kamal finds a curious and sympathetic ear in a local publisher, his ravings begin to reveal a tale of extraordinary pathos, complexity, and mystery. Raised by his African mother, deserted when he was four by his Indian father, married to a woman of Indian heritage, and the father of two wholly Westernized children, Kamal had reached a stage of both undreamed-of material success and disintegrating personal ties. Then, suddenly, he “stepped off the treadmill, allowed an old regret to awaken,” and set off to find the girl he had known as a child, to finally keep his promise to her that he would return. The girl was Saida, granddaughter of a great, beloved Swahili poet. Kamal and Saida were constant companions—he teaching her English and arithmetic, she teaching him Arabic script and Swahili poetry—and in his child’s mind, she was his future wife. Until, when he was eleven, his mother sent him to the capital, Dar es Salaam, to live with his father’s relatives, to “become an Indian” and thus secure his future. Now Kamal is journeying back to the village he left, into the maze of his long-unresolved mixed-race identity and the nightmarish legacy of his broken promise to Saida. At once dramatic, searching, and intelligent, The Magic of Saida moves deftly between the past and present, painting both an intimate picture of passion and betrayal and a broad canvas of political promise and failure in contemporary Africa. It is a timeless story—and a story very much of our own time.

Not Sorry

Vergeuden Sie Ihr Leben nicht mit Leuten und Dingen, auf die Sie keine Lust haben

Author: Sarah Knight

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3843714517

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

View: 5090

Sind Sie gestresst und überarbeitet? Sind Sie enttäuscht vom Leben? Haben Sie es satt, allen zu gefallen, statt an sich selbst zu denken? Dann gilt auch für Sie: Sorry, but not sorry. Hören Sie auf, sich zu entschuldigen. Vergessen Sie die Meinung der anderen. Machen Sie sich frei von ungeliebten Verpflichtungen, Scham und Schuld. Beschäftigen Sie sich lieber mit Leuten und Dingen, die Sie glücklich machen. Sarah Knights Methoden helfen Ihnen dabei, sich von Unwichtigem zu trennen und das Leben zu genießen.

The Magic of Harry Potter

Author: Daniel Mitchell


ISBN: 0615172822

Category: Fiction

Page: 108

View: 2818

The Harry Potter books by J. K. Rowling have been phenomenal bestsellers winning fans world wide. These essays look at the magic, literary devices and moral themes in the Harry Potter series. In addition, the controversy between Christians over the moral themes is discussed.

Die magischen Saiten des Frankie Presto

Author: Mitch Albom

Publisher: Lago

ISBN: 3957620708

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 3410

Frankie Presto ist ein Waisenjunge, der von einem blinden Musiklehrer in einer spanischen Kleinstadt großgezogen wird. Im Alter von neun Jahren schickt ihn sein Ziehvater in die USA, mit nur einer alte Gitarre und sechs wertvollen Saiten im Gepäck. Frankie fasst rasch Fuß in dem neuen Land und wie von Zauberhand wird er schnell geachteter und respektierter Teil der Musikszene des 20. Jahrhunderts, von Klassik über Jazz bis zu Rock'n'Roll. Er trifft und beeinflusst auf vielerlei Weise Hank Williams, Elvis, Carole King, Wynton Marsalis, KISS und viele weitere Größen der Musikszene. Irgendwann wird er selbst zum Star, nimmt eigene Platten auf und wird verehrt. Doch seine Begabung wird zur Bürde, als er feststellt, dass er durch seine Musik das Leben der Menschen verändern kann. Denn jedes Mal, wenn eine Saite seiner Gitarre blau leuchtet, hat er Einfluss auf das Leben eines Menschen genommen. Auf dem Zenit seines Erfolgs verschwindet Frankie spurlos, seine Legende wächst. Erst Jahrzehnte später taucht er wieder auf, nur um kurz vor seinem eigenen Tod noch ein letztes Menschenleben zu verändern. Mitch Albom hat in diesem Forrest Gump-gleichen Ritt durch die Musikwelt einen wunderbar magischen Roman geschaffen über die Gruppen, deren Teil wir im Leben sind. Denn, so sagt der begeisterte Hobbymusiker Mitch Albom: "Wir alle sind im Leben Teil einer Band."

The Magic of Krynn

Author: Margaret Weis,Tracy Hickman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780786935932

Category: Fiction

Page: 350

View: 1931

Nine short stories and a novel journey to the magical world of Krynn and feature the strange creatures and races of Krynn, along with an appearance by the Companions of the Lance and the twins Caramon and Raistlin. Reissue.

The Magic of the Unicorn

Author: Deborah Lerme Goodman

Publisher: Choose Your Own Adventures - R

ISBN: 9781937133252

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 144

View: 4056

Only a unicorn's horn can purify the water in your medieval village. Thus YOU set off on a quest to find the unicorn that can save your people, encountering many magical beings along the way.

The magic of Malgudi

Author: R. K. Narayan,S. Krishnan

Publisher: N.A


Category: Fiction

Page: 408

View: 778

The third in the series of Penguin Indiaýs omnibus editions of R.K. Narayanýs Malgudi novels, The Magic of Malgudi contains Swami and Friends, The Bachelor of Arts and The Vendor of Sweets. It is sure to delight first-time readers of Narayan as well as his devoted fans.

The Magic Worlds of Bernard Malamud

Author: Evelyn Gross Avery

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791450659

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 219

View: 8059

Offers personal recollections of and critical perspectives on this major American author.

The magic of Love

Liebe kennt viele Gesichter

Author: Evi Huter

Publisher: neobooks

ISBN: 3742784242

Category: Fiction

Page: 168

View: 4552

Lena ist anders. Ein junges Mädchen aus der Welt der Amisch People in Pennsylvania geht in die weite Welt hinaus, und entdeckt sich selbst. Sie verliebt sich zum ersten mal. Und es ist ein Schock. Denn es ist eine Frau. Doch sie kann nichts gegen diese Gefühle tun. Denn Liebe hat viele Gesichter. Und da wo die Liebe hinfällt gibt es kein Zurück. Mit ihrer Freundin Rosie begibt sich Lena auf eine erotische, romantische Reise in ein fremdes Land der Gefühle. Es geht um lesbische Liebe, und um Vertrauen. Wird Lena irgendwann zu sich selbst stehen, und das Leben leben, welches für sie bestimmt war? Wird sie mit Gott ins Reine kommen, und der Liebe zu dieser einen Frau eine Chance geben? Dieses Buch widme ich all jenen Frauen, die sich noch nicht geoutet haben. Vielleicht macht die Geschichte von Lena, dem tief gläubigen Amisch Mädchen, anderen Frauen Mut zu sich selbst zu stehen. Denn die Liebe hat viele Gesichter.

The Magic of Christmas

Author: Sarah Morgan

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1459291727

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 5076

A mom…just in time for Christmas? Beautiful, bubbly nurse Lara King just can't resist a little girl's Christmas wish—for her daddy to be happy—so she steps in as the sexy ER consultant's new live-in nanny! Christian Blake lost his faith in love a long time ago, but now, as Lara fills his house with warmth and sparkle, he realizes that she's his once-in-a-lifetime chance for happiness. As the first snowflakes start to fall, he can only hope that Christmas will weave its magic and Lara will accept the special present waiting for her under the tree…

The Magic Bakery

Copyright in the Modern World of Fiction Publishing

Author: Dean Wesley Smith

Publisher: Wmg Publishing

ISBN: 9781561468256

Category: Reference

Page: 88

View: 9048

USA Today bestselling writer Dean Wesley Smith helps writers understand the very nature of their business, how to sell more, and make more money from every story. Using the metaphor of a magic bakery, copyright becomes easy to understand, and the writing business makes far more sense. This book functions as a guide to help writers gain more from every story they write, protect their property, and understand how to expand their business into the future. Clear, easy to read, and full of insights from a forty-year-career writer who understands how every story contains magic. Want more sales, more money from your writing? Come on in to The Magic Bakery.