The Novelist's Guide: Powerful Techniques for Creating Character, Dialogue and Plot
- Publish Date: 1997-10-14
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Margret Geraghty
This writing manual provides a combination of hints, techniques and practical advice. It includes new right-brain techniques which have proved successful in the areas of business development, sport and health, and are a way of increasing and improving creativity. Each chapter is designed to enable new writers and more experienced novelists understand the writing process and produce successful dialogue, characterization and plot. Together with the basics of creative writing, the book discusses techniques, including creative visualization and creative search (also known as mind-mapping or clustering) and shows how these techniques can generate new ideas. By taking part in practical exercises, writers can try out these new techniques for themselves as they work through the book.