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Book Title: Theme & Strategy (The Elements of Fiction Writing)|
The author of the book: Ronald B. Tobias
ISBN 13: 9780898793925
Format files: PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
The size of the: 670 KB
Edition: Writer's Digest Books
Date of issue: December 31st 1989
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How many times have you heard someone say you can't control creativity, so just lie back and let it happen?
Don't believe it.
You need to shape creative output as it emerges -- have a theme and strategy in place to control the creative juices when they start flowing.
And that's what this book is about. It teaches you how to establish a pattern to get from point A to point B in your fiction writing, all in a lively, informative manner. To plan the seemingly trivial details that are in fact meaningful elements of a carefully constructed pattern. And to stay aware of the "big picture" as the story develops, avoiding the nearsightedness that so often afflicts beginning (and experienced) fiction writers.
Theme & Strategy shows you:
>how to imagine the reader and keep the audience in mind while writing
>how to piece together the essential elements of a successful story
>how to develop pattern throughout a work of fiction, resulting in a unified whole
Instead of heady analyses of often unfamiliar literary works, Ronald Tobias uses contemporary examples from literature, television, and movies to cite effective (and ineffective) use of theme and strategy. For example, Hamlet is analyzed in terms of character. Structure is explained through a step-by-step breakdown of a fairy tale. And capturing your audience's attention is explored through a cartoon analogy -- the Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote.
Whether your fiction is short or long, romance or western, you'll learn how to effectively build and use theme and strategy to write compelling fiction that others will want to read.
Read information about the authorRonald B. Tobias has spent his career as a writer moving from genre to genre, first as a short story writer, then as an author of fiction and nonfiction books and finally as a writer and producer of documentaries for public television. He is currently a professor in the Department of Media and Theatre Arts at Montana State University.
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