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Mastering point of view by Sherri Szeman

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Published by Story Press in Cincinnati .
Written in English


  • Fiction -- Technique.,
  • Point of view (Literature)

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 212-214) and index.

StatementSherri Szeman.
LC ClassificationsPN3383.P64 S94 2001
The Physical Object
Pagination218 p. ;
Number of Pages218
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3947676M
ISBN 101884910521
LC Control Number2001035502

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