The NORTAV Method for Writers

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A. J. "Jim" Abbiati lives and works in historic Mystic, Connecticut. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing, a BA in English, and a BS in Computer Science. When not writing, Jim works for a major software engineering firm. He is currently at work on his second novel and is considering doctoral programs in either creative writing or narratology.
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The NORTAV Method for Writers

The Secret to Constructing Prose Like the Pros

Authored by A. J. Abbiati

You’ve mastered plot. You’ve mastered characterization. You have an amazing story to tell and a flair for language. Yet your prose remains unclear, awkward, and unprofessional. And you’re not alone. For years writers have struggled with the single most important aspect of their craft: Prose Construction. Why? Because no how-to book, or writing workshop, or university covers this topic in detail. Until now...

The NORTAV Method is a breakthrough approach for learning to recognize and construct clear, accurate, professional quality prose. If you’re a new writer and would like to shave years off your learning curve, or if you’re an experienced writer and would like to sharpen your writing skills through a more complete understanding of prose construction, try The NORTAV Method today!

With The NORTAV Method you’ll learn to: Construct the three types of prose used in all writing; Design unlimited unique writing styles; Create patterns for using one or more writing styles in your work; Perform a NORTAV Analysis—a powerful new tool for deconstructing, examining, and revising prose.

"An innovative project crossing the border from narrative theory to the hands-on practice of story writing. The author's close reading of narrative passages sheds considerable light on narrative styles. I can foresee the NORTAV Method generating illuminating discussions at conferences on narrative theory as well as being used in courses on creative writing." –MANFRED JAHN, Professor of English (ret.), University of Cologne, and author of Narratology: A Guide to Narrative Theory

"By demonstrating how research on stories and storytelling can be leveraged for practical, pedagogical purposes in the writing classroom, Abbiati's book is a significant contribution to the field of narrative studies itself." –DAVID HERMAN, Distinguished Professor of English, The Ohio State University, and author of Storyworlds: A Journal of Narrative Studies

Publication Date:
0615655130 / 9780615655130
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US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
Language Arts & Disciplines / Composition & Creative Writing / General

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