How to Read Like a Writer

10 Lessons to Elevate Your Reading and Writing Practice

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Pub Date 13 Jan 2022 | Archive Date Not set

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The first step to becoming a successful writer is to become a successful reader. Helping you develop your critical skills How to Read Like a Writer is an accessible and effective step-by-step guide to how careful reading can help you improve your craft as a creative writer, whatever genre you are writing in.

Across 10 lessons – each pairing published readings with practical critical and creative exercises – this book helps writers master such key elements of their craft as:

· Genre – from fiction, creative nonfiction and poetry to hybrid genres such as graphic narratives and online forms

· Plot, conflict, theme and image

· Developing characters – physical descriptions, psychological depths and actions

· Narrators and points of view – 1st, 2nd and 3rd person narratives

· Scenes and settings – time, space and place

· Structure and form – length, organization and media

· Language, subtext and style


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The first step to becoming a successful writer is to become a successful reader. Helping you develop your critical skills How to Read Like a Writer is an accessible and effective step-by-step guide...


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ISBN 9781350119406
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