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Novel Metamorphosis电子书

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作       者:Darcy Pattison

出  版  社:Mims House

出版时间:2016-05-08

字       数:138.6万

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Congratulations! You've finished a novel. What an accomplishment! Now what? Now, you need a innovative, in-depth guide to revision. Why Revise? Before revision: Nice Story After revision: Richer, deeper-the novel of your dreams. Novice or Seasoned: For aspiring novelists, mid-list novelists who want to break out, novelists who want to self-publish-successfully, writers who have completed NaNoWriMo but don't know what to do next, and writing critique groups looking for a way to help each other to the next level. Revising has never been easier ? Systematically inventory and diagnose your manuscript ? Visually manipulate your manuscript to identify problems ? Transform dull characters into fascinating, memorable people ? Strengthen the narrative and emotional arcs ? Sharpen dialogue ? Morph dull settings into backdrops that set the mood ? Enliven narrated events by selecting the right details ? Use language with confidence ? Add depth with narrative patterning In-depth professional development ? Plan your novel's metamorphosis The Results A stronger, richer, deeper story, a story that makes readers weep and cry and turn the next page.Novel Metamorphosis, unlike most books on revision, turns theory into radical new tools which are practical, tangible, concrete. ? Cut straight to the heart of your manuscript's problem ? Develop your writing and editing skills ? Understand the critical underlying structure of your story ? Learn theory as you work ? Spark in-depth discussions in your critique group
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Novel Metamorphosis

Uncommon Ways to Revise

Darcy Pattison

What They are Saying about Novel Metamorphosis

PERMISSIONS

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NONFICTION for KIDS

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Foreword

1

WHY REVISE?

Who Am I?

Is This Book is For You?

Congratulations!

Before We Start

2

THE NOVEL INVENTORY

Plot and Emotional Inventory

Climax and Epiphany Questions

Strongest Chapters

Characters

The Box Test for Scenes

Overall Inventory

Inventory Debriefing

Inventory Debriefing

Group Session 1: Discuss Inventories

Other Inventory Tools

3

SCENES

What is a scene?

Scenes Worksheet

Scenes Debriefing

Group Session : Scenes

4

PLOT

The Obligatory Scene

Obligatory Scene Worksheet

Narrative Arc

Narrative Arc Worksheet

Help for Sagging Middles

Microplotting or Pacing

Microplotting or Pacing Worksheet

Plot Debriefing

Group Session 2: Plot

5

CHARACTERS

Physical Characteristics

Character Descriptions

Character Descriptions Worksheet

The Emotional Arc and Epiphanies

Exercise: The Margins for Emotions

Emotional Arc and Epiphany Worksheet

Raising the Stakes

Villains

Dialogue

SKIT: Football Star or Drug Junkie?

Dialogue Techniques

Dialogue Mechanics

Dialogue worksheet

Re-Write Your Dialogue

Opening with Character

Your Character’s Beginning

Group Session 3: Characters

6

CHOOSING DETAILS

Evaluating Sensory Details

Sensory Details Exercise

Sensory Details Worksheet

Sensory Details Debriefing

Group Session 4: Sensory Details

7

LANGUAGE

Verbs

Avoid adverbs whenever possible.

Power up your Nouns

Revise for Stronger Words

Word Connotations

Connotations Speaking to Connotations

Connotation Worksheet

Your Connotations

Word Banks

Language Debriefing

Group Session 5: Language

8

SETTING

Setting Reinforces Theme

Setting Through the Character’s Eye: Mood

Creating Mood Through Details

Setting Worksheet

Setting Debriefing

Group Session 6: Setting

9

DEPTH

Narrative Patterning

Narrative Patterning Exercise

Deeper Still: Words

Depth Worksheet

Depth Debriefing

Group Session 7: Depth

10

YOUR REVISION PLAN

Attitude Check

About Subplots

About Voice

A Plan of Action

Group Session 8: Planning Your Revision

HOMEWORK

11

RECOMMENDED READING

Introductory Reading

Scenes

Plotting

Character

Language

Sensory Details

Setting

Depth

Voice

The Writing Life

APPENDIX A: I DON’T WANT AN HONEST CRITIQUE

APPENDIX B: GROUP MANUSCRIPT EVALUATION FORM

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