Method and Madness The Making of a Story - A Guide to Writing Fiction

ISBN-10: 0393928179
ISBN-13: 9780393928174
Edition: 2008
Authors: Alice LaPlante
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Book details

List price: $40.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/4/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 620
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 3.036
Language: English

A fresh, inspiring guide to writing fiction, Method and Madness takes its title from Hamlet: “Though this be madness, yet there is method in’t.” Comprehensive and accessible, it provides guidelines to all aspects of fiction writing, from generating ideas to getting published. With a wealth of imaginative yet practical exercises and 39 stories—the most in any guide to fiction writing— Method and Madness offers friendly, down-to-earth instruction in the art and craft of fiction.

Alice LaPlante teaches creative writing at San Francisco State University and Stanford University, where she is a former Wallace Stegner Fellow. Her fiction has been published in the Southwest Review , Epoch , and Stanford Magazine , and her nonfiction has been published in Discover , BusinessWeek , and the San Jose Mercury News , among other publications. She lives in Palo Alto, California.

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