Come si scrive un bestseller internazionale? Risponde a questa domanda Elizabeth George, per la stampa «la regina incontrastata del mystery», che grazie ai suoi thriller e gialli è riuscita a rivoluzionare un genere letterario. In queste pagine condivide con aspiranti scrittori e non le sue preziose conoscenze relative al processo creativo. Qui, la scrittrice che ha inventato l’ispettore Lynley diventa la professionista che non si limita a fare luce sui procedimenti tecnici e narrativi che stanno alla base di uno dei suoi romanzi polizieschi, ma propone anche consigli esperti, chiari, intelligenti e funzionali tutti da sottolineare e ricordare, insieme a veri e propri esercizi guidati. Se da un lato L’arte di costruire un romanzo rappresenta un giubbetto di salvataggio per chi ha un’idea ma non sa come svilupparla e ha un evidente risvolto pratico, interessante e informativo, dall’altro questo libro diventa anche un viaggio all’interno di un mestiere difficilissimo, che, come risulta evidente, Elizabeth George ama e comprende benissimo.
- ISBN: 8830452971
- Casa Editrice: Longanesi
- Pagine: 304
Ignore the stars. I put them in because I wanted to let everyone know about my book "Mastering the Process", which will be available on April 7. This is a book about writing, specifically about the process of putting together a novel. It's the process I have developed over the years since my first n Leggi tutto
An unusual and wonderful read that should appeal to anyone who loves books. I admit to being a huge George fan. I also have no intention of ever writing a novel so I read this more for insight into George than I did to learn how to do so. George is a master of the complex mystery and of characters w Leggi tutto
There are many excellent books on the writing process. But Elizabeth George stands out for me because she uses one of her own works to show what it really takes to write a page-turning work of fiction. The running plot, the plot kernel, the use of all five senses, how to develop characters, scenes a Leggi tutto
If you were trying or planning to write fiction I can see where this book could certainly be helpful. Having read quite a few of her novels it was interesting to see her creative processes explained.
This book is an insightful look into the process of writing a novel. The examples that show the process from planning to execution are very wonderful, and the steps provided would be helpful for anyone interested in writing. Whether it's someone who is thinking about starting a novel and not knowing Leggi tutto
Packed full of useful information, I truly wish this book had been around years ago when I started writing seriously. As I work to get back into writing years after a fork in the road, I found much of this to be a helpful refresher. There are two chapters I particularly liked- The Thad and Step Outl Leggi tutto
This is a helpful guide to expanding your thinking and viewing your project from different angles. The author provides many substantial examples to illustrate her concepts. Would make a nice gift for an aspiring writer!
In Mastering the Process: From Idea to Novel, the author of the Inspector Lynsey series reveals the process she uses to write her crime novels. How will her process help budding writers? “By developing and utilizing a process, we eradicate our fears of the blank page and eliminate the chaos of the th Leggi tutto
In her second book on writing, following Write Away! (2004), George shows she applied some of her techniques in writing one particular novel, Careless in Red. I always appreciate her deliberate, thoughtful approach to writing, although her emphasis on planning may be too much for some writers. If yo Leggi tutto
Elizabeth George details her writing process brilliantly and thoroughly in this mini MFA in writing book. Pick up a copy of her novel Careless in Red to read before diving into this book. Bit by bit , George walks through the novel as she explains the how and why of her writing process. A master cla Leggi tutto
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