Writing Fiction A Guide to Narrative Craft

ISBN-10: 0321277368

ISBN-13: 9780321277367

Edition: 7th 2007

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A bestseller through six editions, Writing Fictionby novelists Janet Burroway and Elizabeth Stuckey-French explores the elements of fiction, providing practical writing techniques and concrete examples. Written in a tone that is personal and non-prescriptive, the text encourages writers to develop proficiency through each step of the writing process, offering an abundance of exercises designed to spur writing and creativity.nbsp; The text also integrates diverse contemporary short stories in every chapter in the belief that the reading of inspiring fiction goes hand-in-hand with the writing of fresh and exciting stories. Thorough and practical discussions of all the major fictional elements offer students a comprehensive guide to the craft of writing stories.nbsp; Topics include freewriting, plot, style, characterization, dialogue, time, place, imagery, and point of view.nbsp;For novice writers looking to develop proficiency.
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Book details

List price: $89.80
Edition: 7th
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Longman Publishing
Publication date: 3/13/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.518
Language: English

Janet Burrowayis the author of eight novels, includingThe BuzzardsandRaw Silk; two best-selling textbooks,Writing FictionandImaginative Writing; and the forthcoming memoirLosing Tim. She is also the author of numerous plays, short stories, poetry collections, and children's books. She is Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor Emerita at Florida State University and divides her time between Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, and Chicago.

Indicate sections new to this edition
Preface
To Instructors: About This Book
To Students: About the Writing Workshop
Whatever Works: The Writing Proces?
Get Started
Journal Keeping
Freewriting
Exercises
The Computer
The Critic: A Caution
Choosing a Subject
Keep Going
A Word about Theme
"Shitty First Drafts,"
"Why I Write,"Joan Didion
Writing Exercises
Seeing is Believing: Showing and Tellin?
Significant Detail
Writing about Emotion
Filtering
The Active Voice
Prose
Rhythm
Mechanics
"Big Me,"
"The Things They Carried,"
"Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?,"
Writing Exercises
Building Character: Characterization
The Direct Methods of Character Presentation
Appearance
Action
Dialogue
Summary, Indirect, and Direct Dialogue
Economy in Dialogue
Characterizing Dialogue
Other Uses of Dialogue
Dialogue as Action
Text and Subtext
"No" Dialogue
Specificity
Format and Style
Vernacular
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