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Writing from Start to Finish : A Six-step Guide - Kate Grenville

Writing from Start to Finish

A Six-step Guide

Paperback Published: 1st August 2001
ISBN: 9781865085142
Number Of Pages: 224

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A new handbook to help beginners kickstart their writing by prize-winning author and long-time writing teacher, Kate Grenville

Do you find yourself staring at a blank piece of paper, waiting for the words to pour out?

If you find writing difficult, this book is for you. Award-winning novelist Kate Grenville shares her method-the 'Six Steps' approach to writing. Whether you're writing a short story, essay, review or report, you can follow the same six steps every time.

The steps include:

  • How to get ideas
  • How to plan your writing
  • How to revise.
Don't worry. Along the way, Kate provides plenty of examples and hands-on, step-by-step guidance to help get you going-and keep you going. She also includes a quick guide to grammar and an exam kit for last-minute revision.

Written in consultation with educational experts, and with a very user-friendly approach, this is an ideal guide for high school students-but it's also full of practical tips to inspire writers of all ages.

Many how-to-write books make writing sound hard-this one will give you the confidence to know you can do it.

and practical instructions on how to improve their writing.

About the Author

Kate Grenville is a prize-winning fiction writer whose novels include Lilian's Story, Joan Makes History and The Idea of Perfection. She has an M.A. degree in Creative Writing and has run writing workshops at universities in the U.S.A. and Australia since 1981. She is also the author of the bestselling The Writing Book: A workbook for fiction writers.

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Introduction
Writing Assignmentsp. 1
Getting Ideasp. 9
Choosingp. 47
Outliningp. 67
Draftingp. 103
Revisingp. 135
Editingp. 165
Other useful stuffp. 189
Bibliographyp. 212
Acknowledgementsp. 213
Indexp. 214
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9781865085142
ISBN-10: 1865085146
Audience: Children
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st August 2001
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 22.6 x 17.6  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.42
Edition Number: 1

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Kate Grenville

About the Author


Kate Grenville is one of Australia’s best-known authors. She’s published eight books of fiction and four books about the writing process. Her best-known works include the international best-seller The Secret River, The Idea of Perfection, The Lieutenant and Lilian's Story.

The Secret River has won many prizes, including the Commonwealth Prize for Literature and the Christina Stead Prize. It was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the Miles Franklin Award.

Several of her novels have been made into major feature films, and all have been translated into European and Asian languages.

In March 2010 Kate Grenville was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Letters by the University of New South Wales and in November 2012 she was awarded the same honour by the University of Sydney.

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