- Tapa blanda: 171 páginas
- Editor: WRITERS DIGEST; Edición: New edition (1 de julio de 1999)
- Colección: Elements of Fiction Writing
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 0898799082
- ISBN-13: 978-0898799088
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Description (Elements of Fiction Writing) (Inglés) Tapa blanda – 1 jul 1999
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When writers make their descriptions fresh, they move their stories forward and imbue their work with atmosphere. Monica Wood helps squeeze the greatest flavour from language and provides insight into how detail, editing, style, point of view and original word depictions can be used to create unforgettable images that will stick with readers for a lifetime.
Biografía del autor
Monica Wood is the author of the novel Secret Language. Her frequently anthologised short stories have appeared in such publications as Redbook, The North American Review, Yankee, Tampa Review and Manoa. Her stories have been read on public radio, nominated for the National Magazine Award, and given special mention in the Pushcart Prize. A native of western Maine, she now lives in Portland.
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I've read many books on writing novels, books that pound in messages like show-don't-tell and avoid flashbacks like the plague. Stein on Writing and Self-Editing for Fiction Writers were great books for me when I was writing my first manuscript - and I still refer to them regularly - but now I want to advance my writing further.
Description is great for that. Instead of saying "Show-don't-tell," description teaches methods for creating a balance between showing and telling. While Wood doesn't recommend using flashbacks, like most other books, she provides tools to make flashbacks more seamless. I like her balanced approach, and I consider this a great book for the slightly more advanced author.
I only gave this book four stars because I didn't think that the examples she used were the epitome of great writing, but her examples always got her point across.
I must say I learned valuable lessons about writing from every book I've read that were either unique to that specific book, or verbalized in such a way that I could say, "Aha, now I understand a nuance within the technique." I certainly had both these experiences while reading Monica Wood's wonderful text, Description. Ms. Wood analyzes description from the point of view of every other fictional element -- setting, point of view, etc. Her examples are masterful. She actually includes multiple examples of two or three different ways to construct the same passage, sometimes including a fourth. As in Mclanahan's work, Word Painting, Wood's style was also fun to read. She is a talented writer, not just a master teacher of writing.
I am disappointed to see reviewers give this text a 2 or 3 or even 4-star rating. I wonder if these folks (1) actually read the work or (2) are qualified to review a text on literature. Perhaps they merely "skim" or "read the book out of order" or "incompletely" and therefore pre-judge the work instead of fairly review it. In any case, I have a Ph.D. in Literature, have read hundreds of books on writing screenplays, short stories, and novels, and consider Monica Wood's Description among the very best "how to" books on the market.
Rather than rank one fine book above another fine book -- a sign of an amateur wishing to feel like an expert by disparanging an author's great book -- we should embrace the lessons each of these wonderful teachers has to offer. Authors like Wood and McClanahan (and dozens of others) are in effect taking the time to share with us inciteful lessons they've culled from many years, if not decades, of writing, reading, and careful anaylsis. To whimsically rebuke all of this experience just to try to sound like a writing sage is at best immature, and at worst, unethical, and most probably incompetent.
Ms. Wood, thank you for teaching me so much, even after I've already read so many "how to" books. I would give your book ten-stars if it were available.
Dr. Ervin Nieves
I recommend it as a great guide for any writer.