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The kite and the string : how to write with spontaneity and control--and live to tell the tale / Alice Mattison.

Mattison, Alice, author. (Author).
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  • 2 of 2 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch 808.3 MATTISON (Text) 33946003134462 New Books . 2nd Floor Available -
Lebanon Public Library - Lebanon 808.3 MAT (Text) 34330512999674 Adult - Non-Fiction Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780525428541
  • ISBN: 0525428542
  • Physical Description: xx, 234 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Viking, [2016]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-225) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Part I: The kite and the string. 1. Writing with freedom and common sense -- Part II: People taking action. 2. Imagine -- 3. What to do with a good idea -- 4. Let happenings happen -- 5. Become someone else -- Part III: Stories and books: start to finish. 6. Recognize stories, envision books -- 7. What killed the queen? and other uncertainties that keep a reader reading -- Part IV: Choosing to speak. 8. Silence and storytelling -- Part V: Living to tell the tale. 9. Revising our thought bubbles.
Summary, etc.: A targeted and insightful guide to the stages of writing fiction and memoir without falling into common traps, while wisely navigating the writing life, from an award-winning author and longtime teacher.
Subject: Fiction > Technique
Fiction > Authorship

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