Dwight Swain

  • by Dwight Swain
  • Narrated by Dwight Swain
  • 2 hrs and 59 mins
  • Speech

Publisher's Summary

One of the best writing teachers in the English language on how to structure your novel and how to build strong story people who will enrich your fiction.
Structuring Your Novel
A step-by-step guide to writing stories you can sell. Learn how to:

Conceive and cast your work
Find the spine
Drive the plot forward
Use scene and sequel as building blocks
Create conflict
Use the springboard scene
And much, much more!
How to Build Fictional Characters
Learn how to:

Create memorable heroes and villains
Make your characters likeable
Give your characters purpose
Put story people in danger
Discover a character's attitude and motivation


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Customer Reviews

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Pretty solid advice

Swain has the credentials to know what he's talking about here. These are recordings of a series of lectures at a writers conference, I presume. They suffer from age a bit, the fact that he seems to refer to slides we the listener can't see, and rather than discussing general concepts, sometimes forces definitions that don't always work. Nevertheless, he does know what he's talking about and will no doubt job your memory as a writer to strengthen your characters, tighten the action, and revise ruthlessly.
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- Tim Byers

Dwight Swain

If this work seems dated,consider that Dwight Swain died in 1992 @ age 77.
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- T.

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-19-2005
  • Publisher: Writer's AudioShop