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This is Ross Raisin’s 2018 publication for the Read This series, on the practice of fiction writing: Read This if you Want to be a Great Writer. The book gives detailed guidance on the process of crafting a work of fiction, demonstrated with example extracts from classic and contemporary authors.

Ross Raisin teaches creative writing at Goldsmiths, University of London, and for the Guardian Masterclass programme. He has mentored dozens of writers for various organisations, such as the Folio Academy, Arvon and the Jerwood Foundation, and the National Centre for Writing. He has been a writer-in-residence since 2009 for the education charity First Story.

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