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By William Bernhardt

“Writing is structure,” William Goldman stated, yet too usually aspiring writers plunge into their paintings with out greedy this basic precept. tale constitution is among the most crucial options for a author to understand—and satirically, one of many least often taught. during this booklet, ny Times-bestselling writer William Bernhardt explains the weather that make tales paintings, utilizing examples spanning from Gilgamesh to The starvation video games. In each one bankruptcy, he introduces crucial recommendations in an instantaneous and simply comprehended demeanour. most significantly, Bernhardt demonstrates how one can observe those principles to enhance your personal writing. William Bernhardt is the writer of greater than thirty books, together with the blockbuster Ben Kincaid sequence of criminal thrillers. Bernhardt can be the most sought-after writing teachers within the state. His courses have knowledgeable many authors now released through significant homes. he's the single individual to have got the Southern Writers Gold Medal Award, the Royden B. Davis exotic writer Award (U Penn), and the H. Louise Cobb exceptional writer Award (OSU), that's given "in popularity of a superb physique of labor that has profoundly inspired the way we comprehend ourselves and American society at large." The crimson Sneaker Writing middle is devoted to assisting writers in attaining their literary pursuits. what's a pink sneaker author? A devoted author looking invaluable guideline and assistance instead of obfuscation and perspective. crimson shoes get the activity performed, and so do purple sneaker writers, through paying shut awareness to their paintings and craft, committing to labor, and not quitting. Are you a purple sneaker author? if that is so, this publication is for you.

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Too often this leads to books that are essentially interchangeable, books in which the so-called protagonist is basically a host or caretaker solving other people’s problems. And sometimes that gets published, but it’s never going to be the basis for first-rate fiction. I have written many Ben Kincaid novels, but I always strove to find a way to make each story important and personal to Ben Kincaid. He may be helping someone else, but he also has personal stakes. The inciting incident radically upsets his life (as well as others).

Writing is as hard as anything you are ever likely to do. Story is complex. Characters can be elusive. Plot and presentation can be daunting. Style can be frustrating. So you should welcome any tools that aid you in this challenging but eminently worthwhile quest. And structure, once you understand it, is a tool that will make your work a thousandfold easier. Which is not to say it will ever be easy. But easier. Writing a novel is a big project. The average novel comes in around 100,000 words, which amounts to about four hundred manuscript pages.

Please do not participate in or encourage piracy of copyrighted materials in violation of the author’s rights. Purchase only authorized editions. Story Structure The Key to Successful Fiction William Bernhardt The Red Sneaker Writer Series Other Books by William Bernhardt Red Sneaker Writer Series Story Structure: The Key to Successful Fiction Creating Character: Bringing Your Story to Life Perfect Plotting: Charting the Course The Fundamentals of Fiction (DVD) The Ben Kincaid Series Primary Justice Blind Justice Deadly Justice Perfect Justice Cruel Justice Naked Justice Extreme Justice Dark Justice Silent Justice Murder One Criminal Intent Hate Crime Death Row Capitol Murder Capitol Threat Capitol Conspiracy Capitol Offense Capitol Betrayal Other Novels The Code of Buddyhood Paladins of the Abyss Double Jeopardy The Midnight Before Christmas Final Round Dark Eye Strip Search Nemesis: The Final Case of Eliot Ness The Idea Man The Game Master Shine For Young Readers Equal Justice: The Courage of Ada Lois Sipuel Princess Alice and the Dreadful Dragon The Black Sentry Edited by William Bernhardt Legal Briefs Natural Suspect Dedicated to all the Red Sneaker Writers: You can’t fail unless you quit.

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