RELEASE THE BATS


RELEASE THE BATS

D. B. C. PIERRE    Book Number: 83748    Product format: Paperback

Sub-titled 'A Pocket Guide to Writing Your Way Out of It' this brilliantly funny book is about writing fiction and navigating the trickiness of the whole occupation. '...Scenes like this where characters come together are power-pills in a narrative, crossroads like the coffee shop or bar in every sitcom where information is exchanged and delusions meet reality... But if you separate the interactions in a scene you'll see that once a narrative is in flight each scene is a composite of sub plots travelling alongside each other, intercepting at moments like this to drive the story forward. Meanwhile, in dialogue we set up tensions for future scenes, explain past histories, and unload information between players.' Real name Peter Finlay, the author snatched the Booker Prize for his debut novel 'Vernon God Little' in 2003. Release the Bats is aimed at anyone who's ever wondered if they could pen a literary gem. Littered with four letter words and even a chapter on drugs and their effects on creativity, admitting he is no teacher, Pierre gives an 'eloquent mix of emotive autobiography and cool-headed analysis'. 'Like a late-night drunken conversation with one of the most fascinating people you've never met, it's a real tonic.' With brilliant glossary of publishing terms like 'good' = 'crap' and 'very good' = 'meh'. 278pp in paperback.
Published price: £8.99
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ISBN 9780571329281
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