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Seattle Writes: Our Favorite Writing Books

 

A selection of our favorite books about the craft of writing.

 

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Creating Characters

Creating Characters


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 4 copies

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The True Secret of Writing: Connecting Life With Language

The True Secret of Writing: Connecting Life With Language
Goldberg, Natalie


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 14 copies

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Writing Down the Bones

Writing Down the Bones
Goldberg, Natalie

Offers advice on writing creatively, discusses the importance of discipline, and suggests writing exercises.


Format: Book
Holds: 2 on 10 copies

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On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft
King, Stephen

Stephen King reflects on how his writing has helped him through difficult times and describes various aspects of the art of writing.


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 29 copies

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Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life

Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life
Lamott, Anne

The author of five books, including the novels Hard Laughter, Rosie and Joe Jones, offers an "inspiring book about writing as a way of finding truth" (San Francisco Chronicle). "A reveille to get off our duffs and start writing now, while we still can".--Seattle Times. "Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report on birds written that he'd had three months to write. It was due the next day. We were out at our family cabin in Bolinas, and he was at the kitchen table close to tears, surrounded by binder paper and pencils and unopened books on birds, immobilized by the hugeness of the task ahead. Then my father sat down beside him, put his arm around my brother's shoulder, and said, 'Bird by bird, buddy. Just take it bird by bird.'"


Format: Book
Holds: 40 on 11 copies

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Dialogue: The Art of Verbal Action for Page, Stage, Screen

Dialogue: The Art of Verbal Action for Page, Stage, Screen
McKee, Robert


Format: Book
Holds: 0 on 6 copies

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Story: Substance, Structure, Style and the Principles of Screenwriting

Story: Substance, Structure, Style and the Principles of Screenwriting
McKee, Robert


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 8 copies

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The Emotional Craft of Fiction: [how to Write the Story Beneath the Surface]

The Emotional Craft of Fiction: [how to Write the Story Beneath the Surface]
Maass, Donald


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 4 copies

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Writing the Breakout Novel

Writing the Breakout Novel
Maass, Donald

Explains the elements that all breakout novels share & shows readers how to use these elements to write a novel that will stand out within the crowded marketplace. A breakout novel is one that rises out of its category -- such as literary fiction, mystery, romance, or thriller -- and hits the bestseller lists. Maass explains the elements that all breakout novels share and shows readers how to use these elements to write a novel that has a good chance of succeeding in a crowded marketplace. They'll learn to: -- create a powerful and sweeping sense of time and place -- develop larger-than-life characters -- sustain a high degree of narrative tension from start to finish -- weave sub-plots into the main action -- explore universal themes that will interest a large audience of readers Then, using several of his clients' experiences -- including best-selling novelist Anne Perry -- as case studies, Maass provides real-life, insider examples to show how this type of novel can generate agent and publisher interest, creating or enhancing a novelist's career.


Format: Book
Holds: 1 on 4 copies

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How Not to Write A Novel: 200 Classic Mistakes and How to Avoid Them--a Misstep-by-misstep Guide

How Not to Write A Novel: 200 Classic Mistakes and How to Avoid Them--a Misstep-by-misstep Guide
Mittelmark, Howard


Format: eBook
Holds: 0 on 1 copies

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