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Putting It Together:  Turning Sow's Ear Drafts into Silk Purse Stories
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Putting It Together: Turning Sow's Ear Drafts into Silk Purse Stories

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Author: Mike Resnick
Publisher: Wildside Press, 2000
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Book Type: Non-Fiction
Genre: Science-Fiction
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Multiple award-winning author Mike Resnick analyzes his writing process, discussing in detail how he writes his short stories. Each discussion is accompanied by the developing drafts of five of his most famous stories. An insightful look into the writing process ... and some of his creative choices are sure to surprise you.

This book contains early drafts of some of Resnick's most acclaimed works, and presents detailed discussions of the mistakes he made in the early drafts, why he made changes, and how he turned rough first drafts into award winning and award nominated works. Stories that are dissected in this book include:

The Elephants of Neptune (Current Hugo Nominee) Mwalimu in the Squared Circle (Hugo nominee) The Land of Nod (Hugo Award Nominee) The 43 Antarean Dynasties (Hugo Award Winner) The Kemosabe

If you are an aspiring writer, or you just want to learn what goes into a professional tale, this is a must-have book.


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