Thursday, August 28, 2014

SFRB Recommends #22: Beginnings, Middles & Ends by Nancy Kress #writing #craft

Beginnings, Middles & Ends by Nancy Kress

Book Description

By demonstrating effective solutions for potential problems at each stage of your story, Nancy Kress will help you...

  • hook the editor on the first three paragraphs 
  • make--and keep--your story's "implicit promise"
  • build drama and credibility by controlling your prose. 

Dozens of exercises help you strengthen your short story or novel. Plus, you'll sharpen skills and gain new insight into...

  • the price a writer pays for flashbacks
  • six ways characters should "reveal" themselves
  • techniques for writing--and rewriting 

Let this working resource be your guide to successful stories--from beginning to end.


This is one of the books I think *every* writer should read at least once. Beginning, middle and end. Three things every book needs. Sounds simple, right? Anyone who’s ever tried to write a book knows how deceptive that statement is. This book walks you through every stage, highlights common pitfalls and gives you the tools you’ll need to bring your book to life.

You can purchase this book on:
Amazon US
Amazon UK

Recommendation brought to you by Sabine Priestley.

Author site: Nancy Kress - Science Fiction and Fantasy Author

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