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The Art of the Novel (Paperback)
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The Art of the Novel (Paperback)

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Paperback 176 Pages / Published: 15/10/2015
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How do you write a novel?

Practising novelists and teachers of creative writing reveal their working methods and offer practical advice. Subjects covered range from magic realism to characterisation, surrealism to historical fiction, via perspective, plot twists and avoiding being boring, among many others.

This book is for

creative writing students

writers and readers of novels

teachers of creative writing

With contributions from Leone Ross, Tom Bromley, Jenn Ashworth, AJ Dalton, Nikesh Shukla, Stella Duffy, Mark Morris, Alison Moore, Nicholas Royle, Alice Thompson, Kerry Hudson, Toby Litt, Livi Michael, Joe Stretch, James Miller, Sarah Butler, Will Wiles, Graeme Shimmin


Eighteen specially commissioned essays

Creative writing exercises

Top tips

Lists of recommended novels

Publisher: Salt Publishing
ISBN: 9781907773655
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 384 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 12 mm


Some pairings can be relied upon - literature and life, Steptoe and Son, Lennon and McCartney, Nicholas Royle and a good anthology.

-- Andrew O'Hagan

Royle's (excellent) taste means that little explosions of weirdness or transcendence often erupt amid much well-observed everyday life.

-- Boyd Tonkin * The Independent *

The tips are all good, the exercises useful, and the recommended books will give you quite a reading list!

-- Graeme Shimmin

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