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Creating Fiction

ISBN-10: 1884910513
ISBN-13: 9781884910517
Edition: 2001 (Reprint)
Authors: Julie Checkoway
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Description: 'Creating Fiction' contains 24 chapters on the craft of fiction writing from 24 well-known writers including Jane Smiley, Richard Russo, Charles Johnson and W.D. Wetherell.

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Book details

List price: $14.99
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: F&W Media, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/15/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 294
Size: 8.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

'Creating Fiction' contains 24 chapters on the craft of fiction writing from 24 well-known writers including Jane Smiley, Richard Russo, Charles Johnson and W.D. Wetherell.

Introductionp. ix
Thinking About Fictionp. 1
Going to See the Elephant: Our Duty as Storytellersp. 2
The Trigger: What Gives Rise to a Story?p. 13
Other Bodies, Ourselves: The Mask of Fictionp. 28
Creative Adventures: The Fiction Writer's Apprenticeshipp. 34
Characterizationp. 43
Icebergs, Glaciers, and Arctic Dreams: Developing Charactersp. 44
Extras, Chorus, Supernumeraries, and Walk-Ons: Bringing Minor Characters to Lifep. 57
Location, Location, Location: Depicting Character Through Placep. 67
Sympathy for the Devil: What to Do About Difficult Charactersp. 81
Point of Viewp. 95
Casting Shadows, Hearing Voices: The Basics of Point of Viewp. 96
A Container of Multitudes, Or When "I" Isn't "Me": The Art of First Personp. 107
And Eyes to See: The Art of Third Personp. 115
Plot, Structure, and Narrativep. 125
Incremental Perturbation: How to Know Whether You've Got a Plot or Notp. 126
Time and Order: The Art of Sequencingp. 135
An Architecture of Light: Structuring the Novel and Story Collectionp. 148
The Lingerie Theory of Literature: Describing and Withholding, Beginning and Endingp. 164
Style and Voicep. 181
You're Really Something: Inflection, Tone, and Pitchp. 182
A Mystified Notion: Some Notes on Voicep. 197
Minimalism and Maximalism: A Question of Stylep. 207
The Conjurer's Art: The Rules of Magical Realism and How to Break Themp. 219
The Comic Point of View: Putting Humor in Your Fictionp. 231
Revising, Editing, and Marketingp. 243
What Stories Teach Their Writers: The Purpose and Practice of Revisionp. 244
Eleven Style Considerations You Can't Live Without: Editing and Polishingp. 256
On Sending Out and Getting Back: Publishing Fictionp. 263
Forty Additional Writing Exercisesp. 273
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