Fb2 Monkeys with Typewriters: How to Write Fiction and Unlock the Secret Power of Stories ePub
by Scarlett Thomas
|Category:||Writing Research and Publishing Guides|
|Publisher:||Canongate UK; Main edition (October 10, 2012)|
|Fb2 eBook:||1728 kb|
|ePub eBook:||1315 kb|
|Digital formats:||rtf azw mbr txt|
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Overall, Monkeys with Typewriters has some interesting and useful ideas about writing, as well as a lot of info that I could've done without. If you're looking to be inspired to write, this is probably not the right book for you. If, however, you want to learn about writing throughout the ages and one novelist's ideas about writing a novel, then you could do a lot worse. Either way, I know what I'm looking forward to the most after reading this book: Scarlett Thomas' next novel. 12 people found this helpful.
Whether you want to write or not, Monkeys with Typewriters is the kind of book that renews your enthusiasm for reading in general, a book that believes - and encourages its readers to believe - that great fiction matters follow The Thread. Scarlett Thomas is Reader in Creative Writing at Kent University, where she has taught since 2004. She is the bestselling author of The End of Mr. Y, PopCo and seven other novels.
However, for Thomas, fiction unlocked itself only once she recognized the importance of an author's individual experience and one's willingness to ask questions, not simply provide solutions. She deems the communication of one's humanity as the key to making a piece relatable, and Thomas does nothing less in her own work. With startling and original insights into how we construct stories, Monkeys with Typewriters is a creative writing book like no other. It will show you how to not only write, but also to a finer degree, how to read.
Scarlett Thomas (born 5 July 1972 in Hammersmith) is an English author who writes contemporary postmodern fiction. Monkeys with Typewriters: How to Write Fiction and Unlock the Secret Power of Stories (2012). She has published ten novels, including The End of Mr. Y and PopCo, as well as the Worldquake series of children's books, and Monkeys With Typewriters, a book on how to unlock the power of storytelling. She is Professor of Creative Writing & Contemporary Fiction at the University of Kent.
Scarlett Thomas, Monkeys with Typewriters: How to Write Fiction and Unlock the Secret Power of Stories : I started giving lectures on creative writing. There are a limited number of plots that we use to tell stories (I think there are eight, but other people argue for one, two, three, five or seven), but an almost unlimited supply of nouns and verbs we can use to create the characters and imagery that make our stories mean something to people. I realised that these essays were beginning to come together in one big document, and as I refined this document further, I finally noticed that I was writing a book. The whole process has taken seven years.
How To Write Fiction And Unlock The Secret Power Of Stories. Exploring the great plots from Plato to The Matrix and from Tolstoy to Toy Story, this is a book for anyone who wants to unlock any narrative and learn to create their own. With startling and original insights into how we construct stories, this is a creative writing book like no other. It will show you how to read and write better.
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Scarlett Thomas is Reader in Creative Writing at Kent University, where she has taught since 2004. Stories are everywhere
Scarlett Thomas is Reader in Creative Writing at Kent University, where she has taught since 2004. Stories are everywhere.
A manual for reading and writing better that explores the great plots from Plato to The Matrix and Tolstoy to Toy Story, from the acclaimed author of The End of Mr. Y and Our Tragic Universe
Exploring how fiction works, this manual shows you how you can learn to understand it well enough to crack open any fictional narrative, and, if you like, start creating your own. Have you ever had your heart broken, or broken someone else's heart? Have you ever won an argument but later realized you were wrong? Have you ever tripped in public or spilled wine on someone else's carpet? Have you ever tried to help someone who didn't want to be helped—or even someone who did? Have you ever been in trouble, big or small? Have you ever felt trapped? Have you ever gossiped, felt bad about it, and then found that you've been the subject of gossip yourself? Have you ever basically felt like a chimp in a pair of jeans, caught up in endless drama and with no idea of how the universe works? This is an ode to secret power of stories, and a guide to cracking those powers open.