The No Rules Handbook for Writers

The No Rules Handbook for Writers

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The No Rules Handbook for Writers is a timely, creative and refreshing antidote to prescriptive guides for writers. It will inspire playwrights, screenwriters and novelists; offer fresh insights toteachers, editors, dramaturgs, directors and producers. Lisa Goldman takes 40 established conventions of creative writing. She explores why these rules persist, how to master them, bend or break them and why the most important rules to overturn are your own. The book weaves together industry experiences, psychological observations and inspirational tips. With practical advice from 40 rule-breaking writers: Hassan Abdulrazzak, Oladipo Agboluaje, Ronan Bennett, Sita Bramachari, Trevor Byrne, Anthony Cartwright, Matthew Greenhalgh, Tanika Gupta, Neil Hunter, M.J. Hyland, Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti, Dennis Kelly, Bryony Lavery, Chris Paling, Stacy Makishi, Neel Mukherjee, Hattie Naylor, Anthony Neilson, Kim Noble, Tom Palmer, Lucy Prebble, Philip Ridley, Paul Sirett, Edmund White, Roy Williams. The No Rules Handbook for Writers will be a valuable read for anyone curious about the craft, context and process of writing. a€˜Lisa Goldmana€™s book is like the best of British new writing: it is personal, well-written, clearly thought out and resonant. Its advice is passionately felt but perfectly controlled. And its ideas sing and inspire.a€™ a€“ Aleks Sierz (author of In-Yer-Face Theatre) a€˜Feisty, helpful, liberating stuffa€™ - The Stage a€˜What emerges is the primacy of the writera€™s unique voice, a voice that Goldman seeks to liberate rather than stifle... It is a refreshing approach that quite rightly places the writer as individual at its centre.a€™ a€“ The Public Reviews a€˜Full of sensible advicea€™ - Lyn Gardner, The GuardianI asked Phil about his distinctive monologues. a#39;My first play, The Pitchfork Disney, is full of monologues. ... A character suddenly pulls together images that have been seeded before and re-weaves them into one speech that blossoms into aanbsp;...

Title:The No Rules Handbook for Writers
Author:Lisa Goldman
Publisher:Oberon Books - 2012-05-02


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