Recurring Fictions tells the story of one young woman growing up, and in doing so tells us a tale of home and family, of language, of coming to meaning. It contains elements of surreal romance and domestic tragedy, and is grounded in basic values such as love, truth, hate, and responsibility. Recurring Fictions is a rich and lyrical work organized into short passages. The structure of the book mimics the nature of memory and allows the reader to look at the multi-faceted concept of "home".
The definitive guide to crafting a series! From the Hunger Games Trilogy to the Jack Reacher series, from Harry Potter to Harry Dresden, there's no denying that writers--and readers--have caught series fever. But if you're contemplating writing a series, there are plenty of considerations you'll need to make first. Writing the Fiction Series is the complete guide to ensuring your series stays hot after the first, fourth, or even fifteenth book. Inside, you'll learn how to: • Write a series that captures the hearts of readers and stands out in a sea of competition. • Find the focus of your series, develop your idea, and plan ahead. • Hone in on the two most important aspects of series writing: characters and consistency. • Utilize a variety of series organization techniques, complete with downloadable worksheets and checklists. • Market your series effectively and increase your sales. With insights from nearly 100 series authors and publishers, as well as "Grow Your Series Muscles" exercises, Writing the Fiction Series is the only book you'll need to write a series that sizzles.
Publisher: University of Queensland Press(Australia)
Category: Women and literature
Study and discussion of the works of one of Australia's most critically acclaimed contemporary authors. Examines the critical reception of Jolley's fiction and the variety of interpretations it has received. Includes a bibliography and an index. The author is a senior lecturer in English at La Trobe University in Melbourne and is co-author of 'The New Diversity: Australian fiction 1970-1988'.
Essays on British writers of fantasy and science fiction discuss the changing attitudes towards this genre, including serious consideration by critics. Covers the publication of science fiction in comic books, limited productions of publications by fan presses, the difference between British and American science fiction, the birth of the New Wave, and the revival of horror fiction as a distinct genre.
"This study examines the growth of fictional television in five major European countries. Focusing on drama and comedy, the survey analyzes the degree to which an increase in the production of fictional television and the extension of fictional television's presence into prime time has led to higher production costs and an emphasis on family-oriented programming. The implications of fictional television's increase in popularity on the television market as a whole and the competition for audiences and resources are explored."
This study introduces the reader to the mostly unknown world of libretto adaptations of nineteenth-century American fiction. The analysis of stage works based on Washington Irving's Rip Van Winkle, Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter, and Henry James's Washington Square explores a largely unexamined area of the reception history of these authors and narratives. As opera and drama have been interlinked throughout American theater history, the discussion of adaptations will include multiple types of spoken and musical theater. Appendices documenting the existence of over 350 stage works based on nineteenth-century American fiction further illustrate how librettists, composers, and playwrights have participated in the endeavor to understand and contextualize literary texts within cultural history.