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 | 982 Days Ago
Development of the English Novel by Wilbur L. Cross (1925). This book aims to trace in outline the course of English fiction from Arthurian romance to Stevenson, and to indicate, especially in the earlier chapters, Continental sources and tributaries. I hope that the volume may be of service to the student as a preliminary to detailed investigation in special epochs ; and of interest to the general reader, who may wish to follow some of the more important steps whereby a fascinating literary form has become what it is through modifications in structure and content.
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The Technique of the Novel. The Elements of the Art, Their Evolution and Present Use by Charles Francis Horne (1908). The aim of this book is to make clear the principles that underlie the most popular form of literature, the novel. With this end in view these pages trace historically and by the aid of constant illustration the development of the art of novel writing. Considering the present frequently lamented "tyranny of the novel," it is surprising that the technique of this influential form of art has not been more closely studied. Its principles are often loosely discussed, and histories of the novel or critiques on the work of individuals are abundant; but nowhere has the complete body of accepted law been gathered and formulated for common use.
 | 982 Days Ago
The Study of a Novel by Seldon Lincoln Whitcomb (1905). This is a copy of a book published in 1905. This book may have occasional imperfections, that were part of the original artifact. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to share as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works on writing worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.
 | 994 Days Ago
On The Origin and Progress of Novel Writing by Mrs. Anna Letitia Barbauld, 1743-1825: A Collection of Novels has a better chance of giving pleasure than, of commanding respect. Books of this description are condemned by the grave, and despised by the fastidious; but their leaves are seldom found unopened, and they occupy the parlour and the dressing-room while productions of higher name are often gathering dust upon the slitlf. It might not perhaps be difficult to show that this species of composition is entitled to a higher rank than has been generally assigned it. Fictitious adventures, in one form or other, have made a par* of the polite literature of every age and nation These have been grafted upon the actions of their heroes; they have been interwoven with their mythology ; they have been moulded upon the manners of the age, and, in return, have influenced the manners of the succeeding genenration by the sentiments they have infused and the sensibilities they have excited.
 | 995 Days Ago
Writing And Illustrating The Graphic Novel - Daniel Cooney: You Don't Need to Be a Great Artist to Create Your Own Comic Book or Graphic Novel. This Comprehensive Manual Shows You Everything You Need to Know to Turn The Beginning of a Story Idea into a Fully Illustrated and Visually Compelling Comic Book-And Get It Published to the Web or in Print. Shares the Secrets of Creating Characters and Plotlines, and Shows How to Bring Drama and Suspense to Your Story. Provides a Complete Understanding of Grids and Layouts, Panels, Captions, Speech, Lettering, Panel Transitions, and Angles of View. Instructs in the Essential Mechanics of Drawing, From Figures, Backgrounds, and Perspectives to Inking, Coloring, and Digital Rendering.
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Writing Tips On The Novel: Novel and Romance--Romanticism and Realism--Techniques of Novel and Romance--Incoherence of Novel Relative to Short Story--Novel as Medium of Self-Expression--Interpolation of Personal Comment--Significant Simplicity--Permissible Inclusiveness of Novel--Full Development of Personality-- Variety of Action--Length--Initial Idea--Story--Life-- Society--Singleness of Story--Social Emphasis. I have a small dictionary on my desk which defines the novel as a "fictitious prose narrative or tale presenting a picture of real life," and the romance as "any fictitious and wonderful tale: a fictitious narrative in prose or verse which passes beyond the limits of real life." The definitions state a distinction easier to feel vaguely than to justify. One may say with truth that Jane Austen's "Sense and Sensibility" or Trollope's "The Warden" presents a picture of real life, but can one also say with truth that Hawthorne's "The Scarlet Letter" or Stevenson's "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde" passes essentially beyond the limits of real life simply because each book states a physically impossible thing--the brand of his sin over Arthur Dimmesdale's heart and the metamorphosis of Dr. Jekyll? Either matter is a mere symbol, devised to give concreteness to a spiritual fact. Is it not true than human life, the material for fiction, has its spiritual actualities as well as its physical facts? and does not the romance--as it is commonly understood--differ from the novel merely in that it narrates a real adventure of the soul rather than a real adventure of the body?
 | 999 Days Ago
How to Write a Fiction Novel in 30 Days Worksheets: Worksheet l: Character sketch Worksheet 2A: General setting sketch Worksheet 2B: Character setting sketch Worksheet 3: Research list Worksheet 4: Plot sketch Worksheet 5: Summary outline Worksheet 6: Miscellaneous scene notes Worksheet 7: Closing scene notes Worksheet 8: Interview questions Worksheet 9: Dialogue sheet Worksheet 10: Fact sheet Worksheet ll: Background timeline Worksheet 12: Miscellaneous timeline Worksheet 13: Story evolution Worksheet 14: Formatted outline capsule Worksheet 15: Day sheet
 | 1008 Days Ago
Why Authors go Wrong and Other Explanations (1919): I. Why Authors Go Wrong. II. A Barbaric Yawp. III. In the Critical Court. IV. Book "Reviewing". V. Literary Edivors, by One of Them. VI. What Every Publisher Knows. VII. The Secret of the Best Seller. VIII. Writing a Novel.
 | 1055 Days Ago
I. The First Introduction - THAT'S RIGHT. I know it sounds like an ad for some sleazy writers' school, but I really am going to tell you everything you need to pursue a successful and financially rewarding career writing fiction, and I really am going to do it in ten minutes, which is exactly how long it took me to learn. It will actually take you twenty minutes or so to read this essay, however, because I have to tell you a story, and then I have to write a second introduction. But these, I argue, should not count in the ten minutes.


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