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The Art of Creating Story by William H. Coles answers the question: How do you write a story that people can’t put down? Written by a prolific writer, this book features a series of essays, interviews with industry professionals, and blog posts on the art of writing good fictional stories. The author articulates brilliantly on a variety of topics and shares insights and techniques on successfully handling the key components of a story. Readers will find tips on writing good plot points, character development, setting, and dialogue. The book also covers elements of style and literary techniques and how to go about writing them in a way that they fit seamlessly into the story.
The author brings his experience as a great storyteller into this nonfiction, professional book and puts into the work a system that will make the writing process easy and enjoyable for both new and seasoned writers. The book is packed with information, methodically arranged, and featuring some of the best advice with tested and proven processes from successful writers out there. From concept to creating elaborate and sophisticated characters, from writing dramatic scenes to creating momentum in the story, from connecting with readers through humor to crafting good conflict, the author provides insights and tips that will enrich the writer’s journey. The Art of Creating Story is written in simple language. William H. Coles has decided to go all out and spill his writing secrets to readers. A great tool for any author who is keen on the process and making writing a fun enterprise.