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Learn to write and tell stories that keep your readers begging for more.

This new version combines the classic works of Dorothea Brande (Becoming A Writer) with Marie Shedlock (The Art of the Story-Teller).

Together, they address the underlying issues all fiction writers have - how to routinely write stories which are riveting to the reader and keep them coming back for the next installment.

A reissue of a classic work originally published in 1934 on writing and the creative process, Becoming a Writer recaptures the excitement of Dorothea Brande's creative-writing classroom of the 1920s.

Decades before brain research "discovered" the particular roles of the right and left sides of the brain in human endeavor, Brande was teaching students how to see again, how to hold their minds still, how to call forth the inner writer.

Brande had novice writers note the effects of everything in their environment on their writing. She showed them how to harness the unconscious, how to fall into "artistic coma," then how to reemerge and be their own critics.

Marie Shedlock examines the real secrets behind telling a story that engages the audience - not only capturing and communicating the drama, but also how to select and craft the story which keeps them riveted to the very end.

Together, this novel pairing fills the gap of how to train a new writer to become a successful fiction author.

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