Passion for Narrative A Guide to Writing Fiction

ISBN-10: 0771041985

ISBN-13: 9780771041983

Edition: 2001 (Revised)

Authors: Jack Hodgins
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Description: This book is not intended to persuade you to take up writing novels or short stories – “It’s going to be a lot of work,” Jack Hodgins warns. Nor will it tell you how to market your stories. But it will take you through the problems facing any fiction writer and show you how some of the best writers in English have solved them. The chapters are clear and comprehensive: Finding Your Own Stories; One Good Sentence After Another – on the skills of writing well; Setting; Character – how to make your characters come alive; Plot; Structure – “The Architecture of Story”; Point of View and Voice; Metaphors, Symbols and Allusions; Revising – an all-important chapter that also deals with the impact of writing on a computer; The Story of a Story – where Jack Hodgins talks of his own experience with one of his most famous stories; and the final chapter, And Now What? – Creating Your Own Workshop, which builds on the fact that every chapter in the book contains writing exercises to help you work away at home at “the mysterious business of writing fiction.” As an award-winning novelist and short-story writer Jack Hodgins is uniquely qualified to preach what he practises. As a trained teacher, he has been giving creative lessons for thirty years, at high schools and universities and to writers’ summer schools. In recent years his creative writing courses at the University of Victoria have become discreetly famous. Now, anyone who buys this book can share in the experience of learning fiction-writing from a master. With its scores of examples of first-class writing this lively, truly fascinating book will almost certainly make you be atter writer; it is guaranteed to make you a better reader.

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Book details

List price: $23.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
Publication date: 1/18/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Jack Hodgins' fiction has won the Governor General's Award, the Canada-Australia Prize, the Commonwealth Prize (Canada and the Caribbean) and the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize, amongst others. He has given readings, talks, and workshops in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and several European countries, and has taught an annual fiction workshop in Mallorca, Spain. A Passion for Narrative (a guide to writing fiction) is used in classrooms and writing groups across Canada and Australia. In 2006 he received both the Terasen Lifetime Achievement Award and the Lieutenant Governor's Award for Literary Excellence in British Columbia. In 2009 the Governor General appointed him a Member of the Order of Canada.

The Natural Storyteller: An Introduction
Getting Started: Finding Stories Meant for You
One Good Sentence After Another
Setting: "A Plausible Abode"
Character: "Precious Particles"
Plot: A Causal Chain
Structure: The Architecture of Fiction
Point of View and Voice: "Where I'm Calling From"
Making Connections: Metaphors, Symbols, and Allusions
Revising
Breathing from Some Other World: The Story of a Story
A Postscript: And Now What?
Afterword to the 2001 Edition
Brief Notes on Fiction Writers Quoted or Discussed
Sources of Quotations
Acknowledgements
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