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Writing Fiction: A Guide to Narrative Craft (3rd Edition)


This comprehensive, informal, practical guide/anthology approaches the elements of fiction from the writer's point of view. Writing Fiction includes freewriting to revision, addressing how writers must work through problems in plot, style, characterization, dialogue, atmosphere, imagery, and point of view to write exciting and fresh stories. The tone of this market-leading text is non-prescriptive and personal, helping students feel comfortable with themselves and their writing.

A widely used guide to narrative craft, Writing Fiction is an elegant, informal, and practical text/anthology. In its third edition, it continues to range from intuitive freewriting to revision, treat the elements of fiction from the writers point of view, and offer solutions to structure, imagery, and style. Important features in the third edition include:
  • Chapters analyzing the elements of fiction that include short examples from published and unpublished work and 25 whole stories that illustrate narrative craft
  • Suggestions for discussion that include retrospective questions linking stories back to elements discussed earlier
  • Exercises after each chapter geared to helping the student face the situations and problems fiction writers face in each area
  • A new chapter on revision that includes what to look for. how to treat criticism, and the possible pleasures of the rewriting process
  • 75 percent of the selections are new

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