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Beyond Style: Mastering the Finer Points of WritingCrossroad Press #ad - He promises only that your books, articles, and stories will get better. In candid, he shows you:• how to balance event and dialogue to keep the pace lively• why unity is essential to a story—and how to maintain it• how to make the written word pleasing to the ear• the value of fresh, conversational style, strong imagery• how startling originality will keep your readers interested• how to make your story credible—even when it’s fiction• how subtlety allows your reader to participate in the action• how to tighten up the tension at every level of your storyProvost makes no promise that the work will be easy.
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