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The Plot Thickens: 8 Ways to Bring Fiction to Life (Paperback)

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Description


As a literary agent, Noah Lukeman hears thousands of book pitches a year. Often the stories sound great in concept, but never live up to their potential on the page. Lukeman shows beginning and advanced writers how to implement the fundamentals of successful plot development, such as character building and heightened suspense and conflict. Writers will find it impossible to walk away from this invaluable guide---a veritable fiction-writing workshop---without boundless new ideas.

“One of the best-ever books about the craft of writing. It is a book that can change the world of every writer who embraces Lukeman's ideas. His classroom on paper should be on every writer's shelf to be read again and again.” --Authorlink

About the Author


Noah Lukeman is the author of the bestselling The First Five Pages, which was serialized in Poets and Writers and The Writer, and is now part of the writing curriculum in many universities. He is a manager in the New York office of Artists Management Group and was founder and president of Lukeman Literary Management Ltd. He has been a guest speaker at forums conducted by numerous organizations, including the Writer's Voice, the American Society of Journalists and Authors, and the Wallace Stegner writing program at Stanford University.

Praise For…


“One of the best-ever books about the craft of writing. It is a book that can change the world of every writer who embraces Lukeman's ideas. His classroom on paper should be on every writer's shelf to be read again and again.” —Authorlink

“Full of practical common sense about how to write fiction and [he] answers many of the difficult questions first novelists ask themselves.” —Michael Korda, author of Making the List

“Lukeman's advice is practical---and often entails multiple, time-consuming steps---without a hint of the flakiness that creeps into many writing guides. Though Lukeman works with books, he wisely asserts that the observations in this volume are applicable to all types of imaginary writing, from film to poetry. Indeed, it is a worthy addition to any writer's reference shelf.” —Publishers Weekly

“A godsend...The Plot Thickens is not the type of book you want to check out from the library or borrow from a friend. It is the type of book you need to purchase so it can sit on your desk, dog-eared and underlined, worn from years of overuse.” —Prairieden.com



Product Details
ISBN: 9780312309282
ISBN-10: 0312309287
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Publication Date: June 18th, 2003
Pages: 240
Language: English