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➯ [Read] ➫ Monkeys with Typewriters By Scarlett Thomas ➻ – Chickenshedcafe.uk A manual for reading and writing better 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 A manual for reading and writing better 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 bro.

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  1. David Hebblethwaite David Hebblethwaite says:

    PDF/EPUB Monkeys with Typewriters PDF/EPUB Ä Monkeys with é chickenshedcafe.uk é monkeys free, with free, typewriters download, Monkeys with pdf, Monkeys with Typewriters eBookThe infinite monkey theorem says that given enough time a monkey with a typewriter will almost certainly produce the complete works of Shakespeare just from tapping the keys at random As Scarlett Thomas points out in the introduction to this creative writing book though writers don’t work that way – they write with purpose though of course that’s not the be all and end all of a finished work and don’t have unlimited time This is one of the recurring themes of Monkeys with Typewriters that writing is than a technical exercise even if you can see some of its workingsIt’s fair to say that I wouldn’t have chosen to read this book had the publisher not sent me a copy on spec because I’ve no ambitions to write fiction But Thomas has such a distinctive style of writing fiction that I was intrigued to see what she had to say It turns out that Monkeys with Typewriters


  2. Rachel Connor Rachel Connor says:

    PDF/EPUB Monkeys with Typewriters PDF/EPUB Ä Monkeys with é chickenshedcafe.uk é monkeys free, with free, typewriters download, Monkeys with pdf, Monkeys with Typewriters eBookOver the years I’ve amassed a whole shelf of ‘how to’ books on writing Some have disappointed me Their blurbs promise the allure of unlocking the deepest darkest secrets of constructing the perfect narrative but don’t always follow through Others are invaluable and I find I recommend them time and time again to writing students and consultancy clients But for the most part they tend to focus on one aspect of the craft A lecturer in creative writing at the University of Kent Scarlett Thomas has gathered together in Monkeys With Typewriters a wide ranging amount of material – on plot characters narrative mode and the craft of line by line writing – and boiled it down in a common sense way She writes with such warmth and reader friendliness that you feel like you’re getting a personal one to one tutorialThe book contains an impressive summary of theory especially on plot – thousands of years’ worth of it into readable and manageable form You don’


  3. Ape Ape says:

    PDF/EPUB Monkeys with Typewriters PDF/EPUB Ä Monkeys with é chickenshedcafe.uk é monkeys free, with free, typewriters download, Monkeys with pdf, Monkeys with Typewriters eBookI don't think you need to be writing or ever have any intention of writing a book to enjoy Thomas' Monkeys with Typewriters For anyone studying literature or even film and screenplays in fairness or people who love their literature and want an insight into the inner workings of fiction this is well worth a readScarlett Thomas is one of my favourite writers and also a lecturer at some uni somewhere on creative writing From her lectures on the various aspects of fiction writing she has put together this book and very good it is too There are two parts theory and practice On types of stories what makes a story work characters voice good and bad writing getting started and so forth She makes much reference to her own writing as well as several famous novels classic


  4. Clara Martin Clara Martin says:

    PDF/EPUB Monkeys with Typewriters PDF/EPUB Ä Monkeys with é chickenshedcafe.uk é monkeys free, with free, typewriters download, Monkeys with pdf, Monkeys with Typewriters eBookI got through Part I of this book which is 131 pages in random intervals over about 7 days I swallowed Part II which is 228 pages in one sitting The difference between these two parts lies I believe in whom they are written for Part I of this book discusses the different types of plot in length peppered with examples from both contemporary and classic novels movies and TV Shows including Middlemarch Gentleman Prefer Blondes and Sex in the City If you are familiar with these references it really can help to apply the point She used examples from Plath's The Bell Jar my favorite book and this connection made me really get what she was talking about But when you're unfamiliar with one of them good luck At one point she provides detailed plot mapping between the two movies Gentleman Prefer


  5. Ben Thurley Ben Thurley says:

    PDF/EPUB Monkeys with Typewriters PDF/EPUB Ä Monkeys with é chickenshedcafe.uk é monkeys free, with free, typewriters download, Monkeys with pdf, Monkeys with Typewriters eBookThis is an engaging and thoughtful work on writing fiction majoring particularly on analysis of plot and some of the nuts and bolts practicalities of how to write fiction particularly a novel Following Northrop Frye and Christopher Booker Thomas identifies what she sees as the major basic plots that fiction writers can draw from – for her there are 8 tragedy comedy uest rags to riches stranger comes to town coming of age mystery and modern realism which can have plot in the same way that pretty much most of our lives have plots that is not at all All of which seems fair enough and she offers enthusiastic readings of some great novels along the wayI haven't read any of Thomas' novels so can't comment on how well the teacher practises what she preaches but most of the practical advice was clear and constructive – generating testing and discarding ideas entering into the truth of a character's experience bu


  6. Alex Everette Alex Everette says:

    PDF/EPUB Monkeys with Typewriters PDF/EPUB Ä Monkeys with é chickenshedcafe.uk é monkeys free, with free, typewriters download, Monkeys with pdf, Monkeys with Typewriters eBookEven having just finished this book I can tell it's going to be something I read over and over and over This is a great building block for those learning to write which I need to put onto a list of great building blocks to recommend to people Thomas not only explores various aspects of creating and building a novel or generally fiction but how to reach the point of creating and how we can witness it in fiction we already love She helps us to see where to start building character how to further it and how it's used in works like Anna Karenina or Great ExpectationsThroughout the book there are interactive exercises for the potential writer to create i


  7. Finn Longman Finn Longman says:

    PDF/EPUB Monkeys with Typewriters PDF/EPUB Ä Monkeys with é chickenshedcafe.uk é monkeys free, with free, typewriters download, Monkeys with pdf, Monkeys with Typewriters eBookThis was amazingThe greatest thing about it I think was that until the very end she didn't tell you what to do It was literally the embodiment of 'show don't tell' instead of saying Okay so your book works like this? Then do this she would talk about a type of plot through examples by analysing another book or film so that the plot wasn't abstract but was very concreteAt times it's also downright funny but it also raised a lot of uestions I was feeling great about my writing process until the last chapter when I was suddenly overwhelmed by how much preparation she puts into writing novels before she starts ; I realise my techniue is somewhat unconventional however And who knows? Maybe I'll try this way nextMy copy was borrowed but I'm going to have to get a copy for myself so that I can scribble all over it highlight it cover it in post it notes she said so many g


  8. Liz Fenwick Liz Fenwick says:

    PDF/EPUB Monkeys with Typewriters PDF/EPUB Ä Monkeys with é chickenshedcafe.uk é monkeys free, with free, typewriters download, Monkeys with pdf, Monkeys with Typewriters eBookI firmly believe that certain writing craft books are needed at certain times in your career Thanks to Cally Taylor's recommendation I fell upon this book at the right time for me It works it's way through literary criticism plot characterisation sentence structure and beginning a novel At each section she gives concrete examples on why things work which I found extremely helpful especially on plot and characterisation It wouldn't be a book I would recommend to a real beginner but it is ideal once you have a novel or two under your belt


  9. Robert Day Robert Day says:

    PDF/EPUB Monkeys with Typewriters PDF/EPUB Ä Monkeys with é chickenshedcafe.uk é monkeys free, with free, typewriters download, Monkeys with pdf, Monkeys with Typewriters eBookI dare not review this bookBut I like itHonestThere's humourThere is expressed experienceThere's a fear that if say anything it will co


  10. Sarah Sarah says:

    PDF/EPUB Monkeys with Typewriters PDF/EPUB Ä Monkeys with é chickenshedcafe.uk é monkeys free, with free, typewriters download, Monkeys with pdf, Monkeys with Typewriters eBookAlso published on my blogI’ve actually had this for a couple of years as I read that a writer I like I forget whom used it and recommended it And honestly how can you not love that title? For me it will always be associated with that scene in HHG where Ford and Arthur have just been picked up by The Heart of Gold and Arthur is accosted by an infinite number of monkeys who want to talk to him about their Hamlet scriptWhich brings me to a point about referencing things – which this book does A LOT On the one hand it is very useful to see concrete examples and analysis of everything from classic literature to reality shows in order to gain a good understanding of how plot works and how basically everything fits into a relatively narrow subset of narratives and styles On the other hand if you don’t know the thing she is talking about it loses its impact a little IMO For instance I have not read Gr


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