Your Creative Writing Masterclass by Jurgen Wolff
Featuring Austen, Chekhov, Dickens, Hemingway, Nabokov, Vonnegut, and more than 100 contemporary and classic authors ... novels, screenplays and short stories

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In this book of highly practical advice and informative exercises, using quotes from diaries, interviews and autobiographies, the masters of contemporary and classic fiction are gathered together to impart lessons from their own careers: Charles Dickens drops in to help you create exciting characters; Ernest Hemingway helps you figure out how to write concisely and powerfully; and Jane Austen shows you show to make the reader warm to an unsympathetic character. Using a combination of tried-and-tested advice and ingenious applications, Your Creative Writing Masterclass helps the budding writer to finesse her talent, flesh out characters, write to her market, and—most importantly—overcome psychological obstructions and put pen to paper. More than just a ‘how-to’ book, Your Creative Writing Masterclass is a friendly companion and coach which will provide the advice needed to become a full-time writer.
 

About Jurgen Wolff

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Jurgen Wolff has written episodes for many of TV's most popular and enduring sitcoms, including "Family Ties" and "The Love Boat," He works as a comedy consultant for Columbia/Tri-Star TV. A founder of "The Hollywood Scriptwriter" and the author of several books, he has won international prizes for his work in film and has been a script doctor for major motion pictures. He divides his time between London and Los Angeles and conducts sitcom writing workshops the world over. L. P. Ferrante is a veteran radio writer who currently works as a freelance sitcom writer. He lives in New York City.
 
Published February 16, 2012 by Nicholas Brealey Publishing. 320 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

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