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Writer's Little Instruction Book: Craft & Technique

Includes More Than 300 Aphorisms and Insights


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Writer's Little Instruction Book: Craft & Technique
Includes More Than 300 Aphorisms and Insights
by Paul Raymond Martin
Writer's Digest Books, 2005
ISBN 1-58297-341-5
$8.99 paperback, 176 pages

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About the Book

To become an accomplished writer, you need to master five things: characterization, dialogue, plot, style, and voice. In The Writer’s Little Instruction Book: Craft & Technique, you’ll find more than 300 invaluable techniques, clever observations, and whimsical writing prompts that help you do just that, along with dozens of valuable insights from well-known authors.

It’s enough to make Craft & Technique the most valuable book on your shelf—a virtual writing workshop in the palm of your hand!

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