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January 17 2008 Fiction Writing Newsletter

I love a good movie as much as anyone - but have you noticed the influence of film and television on the style of the books you've read lately? How about the book you're writing?

Chances are it's something you wouldn't normally think twice of. But it's time we rescue one of the most powerful tools available to book writers from being buried under film technique.

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How film and television influence writing

For many authors today, film and television make up just as much of their exposure to stories and plots as books do and the techniques of audio-visual story-telling are rubbing off on the written form. Sadly, the tools being lost are far more powerful than the techniques borrowed from film.

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