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This album provides the budding author with everything they need to know about approaching the art of fiction writing. Each track contains discussions and interviews with best-selling novelists from a variety of backgrounds including Alex Garland, Louis de Bernières, Abdulrazak Gurnah and Monique Roffey. This enlightening and engaging series tackles the practicalities and pitfalls of writing fiction. It contains invaluable advice on the creation of characters, the structure of narratives and how to turn an idea into the book you’ve always wanted to write. This material forms part of The Open University course A174 Start writing fiction. (New and updated content added July 2009)

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This album provides the budding author with everything they need to know about approaching the art of fiction writing. Each track contains discussions and interviews with best-selling novelists from a variety of backgrounds including Alex Garland, Louis de Bernières, Abdulrazak Gurnah and Monique Roffey. This enlightening and engaging series tackles the practicalities and pitfalls of writing fiction. It contains invaluable advice on the creation of characters, the structure of narratives and how to turn an idea into the book you’ve always wanted to write. This material forms part of The Open University course A174 Start writing fiction. (New and updated content added July 2009)

    Start writing fiction

    Start writing fiction

    An introduction to this album.

    • 54 sec
    Transcript -- Start writing fiction

    Transcript -- Start writing fiction

    An introduction to this album.

    Starting the writing process

    Starting the writing process

    Here, the novelists on the panel discuss what first attracted them to writing prose and what writing means to them.

    • 10 min
    Transcript -- Starting the writing process

    Transcript -- Starting the writing process

    Here, the novelists on the panel discuss what first attracted them to writing prose and what writing means to them.

    Researching and influencing your fiction

    Researching and influencing your fiction

    In order to write, every novelist must read. The importance of reading and how this can influence your own style.

    • 7 min
    Transcript -- Researching and influencing your fiction

    Transcript -- Researching and influencing your fiction

    In order to write, every novelist must read. The importance of reading and how this can influence your own style.

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I like to say,it's helping me understand more about writing a book,I let my son listing to it so he can have more understanding to,he have a project he have to do about rewriting a book in his own words,so I think this would be a big help for him an me. PS, Thanks guys!

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Short stories

Have been thinking about writing and listening to these individuals I became aware that I should seriously consider putting my thoughts into short stories. Please provide information on poems as well. Thank you.

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Great podcast

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