How to Write a Novel A Practical Guide to the Art of Fiction
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How to Write a Novel A Practical Guide to the Art of Fiction

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Table of Contents
  • HOW TO WRITE A NOVEL
  • HOW TO WRITE A NOVEL
    • A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO THE ART OF FICTION
    • PREFACE
    • CONTENTS
  • HOW TO WRITE A NOVEL
    • CHAPTER I
      • THE OBJECT IN VIEW
      • An Inevitable Comparison
      • A Model Lesson in Novel-Writing
      • The Teachable and the Unteachable
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • CHAPTER II
      • A GOOD STORY TO TELL
        • Where do Novelists get their Stories from?
        • Is there a Deeper Question?
        • What about the Newspapers?
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • CHAPTER III
      • HOW TO BEGIN
        • Formation of the Plot
        • The Agonies and Joys of "Plot-Construction"
        • Care in the Use of Actual Events
        • The Natural History of a Plot
        • Sir Walter Besant on the Evolution of a Plot
        • Plot-Formation in Earnest
        • Characters first: Plot afterwards
        • The Natural Background
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • CHAPTER IV
      • CHARACTERS AND CHARACTERISATION
        • The Chief Character
        • How to Portray Character
        • Methods of Characterisation
        • The Trick of "Idiosyncrasies"
    • CHAPTER V
      • STUDIES IN LITERARY TECHNIQUE
        • Narrative Art
        • Movement
        • Aids to Description
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • CHAPTER VI
      • STUDIES IN LITERARY TECHNIQUE
        • Colour: Local and Otherwise
        • What About Dialect?
        • On Dialogue
        • Points in Conversation
        • "Atmosphere"
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • CHAPTER VII
      • PITFALLS
        • Items of General Knowledge
        • Specific Subjects
        • Topography and Geography
        • Scientific Facts
        • Grammar
    • CHAPTER VIII
      • THE SECRET OF STYLE
        • Communicable Elements
        • Incommunicable Elements
    • CHAPTER IX
      • HOW AUTHORS WORK
        • Quick and Slow
        • How many Words a Day?
        • Charles Reade and Anthony Trollope
        • The Mission of Fancy
        • Fancies of another Type
        • Some of our Younger Writers
        • Curious Methods
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • CHAPTER X
      • IS THE SUBJECT-MATTER OF NOVELS EXHAUSTED?
        • The Question Stated
        • "Change" not "Exhaustion"
        • Why we talk about Exhaustion
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • CHAPTER XI
      • THE NOVEL v. THE SHORT STORY
        • Practise the Short Story
        • Short Story Writers on their Art
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • CHAPTER XII
      • SUCCESS: AND SOME OF ITS MINOR CONDITIONS
        • The Truth about Success
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • SUCCESS
      • Minor Conditions of Success
    • APPENDICES
    • APPENDIX I
      • THE PHILOSOPHY OF COMPOSITION[175:1]
      • FOOTNOTES:
    • APPENDIX II
      • BOOKS WORTH READING
    • APPENDIX III
      • MAGAZINE ARTICLES ON WRITING FICTION
    • TRANSCRIBER'S NOTES
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