Is Life Like This?

Is Life Like This?

A Guide to Writing your First Novel in Six Months

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Norton Pub
John Dufresne's smart, practical, hard-nosed guide is for the person who has always wanted to write a novel but has been daunted by the sometimes chaotic, always challenging writing process. A patient teacher and an experienced writer, Dufresne focuses his expertise and good humor on helping aspiring novelists take their first tentative steps.
"Belongs on the shelf alongside John Gardner's The Art of Fiction and E. M. Forster's Aspects of the Novel."—Steve Yarbrough

Blackwell Publishing
John Dufresne's smart, practical, hard-nosed guide is for the person who has always wanted to write a novel but has been daunted by the sometimes chaotic, always challenging, writing process. A patient teacher and an experienced writer, Dufresne focuses his expertise and good humor on helping aspiring novelists take their first tentative steps.

"Dufresne's guide to fiction is filled with a can-do spirit that's sure to infect would-be novelists who read it." ---The Writer

"Dufresne's generous, wise, cajoling, stern, and compassionate voice will get you working right away."---Brad Watson, author of Aliens in the Prime of Their Lives

"John Dufresne is a canny and sage advisor. . . . The book is a rich companion even for those just thinking about their ambitions for fiction."---Ron Carlson, author of Ron Carlson Writes a Story

Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Co., 2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780393338836
0393338835
Characteristics: 314 p. ; 22 cm

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