Size: 143 x 210 x 22 mm
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More than a manual on how to write fiction, this book teaches how to read as a professional writer should and be aware of the fiction devices in great literary pieces. The only rule to be learned is that “assertivism” is a charlatanism, and that the literary waltz is not always to be taken seriously: that writing must accompany reading, author shouldn't ignore the reader, and character and action should walk hand in hand, are all ideas easily dismantled by historic evidence. But the most practical issues of creative writing are addressed as well: How to begin a story, how to keep it interesting for the reader, or how to create a climax and develop engaging and “real” characters.