Release the Bats
The Booker Prize-winning author of Vernon God Little returns with a book about writing fiction.
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A guide to writing fiction by the Booker Prize-winning author of Vernon God Little.
Part biography, part reflection and part practical guide, Release the Bats explores the mysteries of why and how we tell stories, and the craft of writing fiction. DBC Pierre reveals everything he learned the hard way.
Brilliant, funny and very useful . . . Pierre gives pragmatic advice on writing, from plotting to organizing the files on your desktop.
Merging anecdote-driven theory with a freewheeling, maverick energy, Release the Bats offers a turbocharged manifesto of sorts that is fully in sync with Pierre’s established public persona of someone hitting his conversational stride halfway between his sixth and seventh sundowner.
From how best to channel your muse to how to write effective characters, from penning gritty, authentic dialogue to how to build conflict in your writings, it’s all here.
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