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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Loads and ficction of writing exercises for beginners each contributor has exercises based on their topic. Loads and loads of writing exercises for begin It’s been a while since I read a good book on edite Return to Book Page. Checkoway is head of the creative writing program at the University of Georgia and is the president of the Associated Writing Programs.
Lan Samantha Chang presents strategies for structuring stories; Charles Baxter explores tone and emphasis. I feel like my own study of these things has been slightly negligent.
Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Dec 16, Michele rated it it was amazing. Account Options Sign in. Some topics covered like Tone and Pitch, or The Rules of Magical Ficrion don’t often appear in other writing books and are well-handled here. A collection of 23 essays.
Creating Fiction: Instruction and Insights from Teachers of the Associated Writing Programs
This is one of my favorite writing books. Their sage advice, combined with more than writing exercises, assure that Creating Fiction will engage and delight readers at any level of experience. I picked this up for a measly dollar and lo, it turns out to be one of the best writing books of its kind and I’ve read my share.
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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. No trivia or quizzes yet. Aug 16, Andy Hickmott rated it it was amazing Shelves: Aug 25, Tara Calaby rated it liked it Shelves: It’s a collection of essays by contemporary writers, most of whom also teach writing workshops.
From the simpler to the more complex topics of narrative fiction, writers like Joan Didion, Charles Baxter, Jane Smiley The one essay in this collection that I do return to from time to time is Robin Hemley’s “Sympathy for the Devil: A collection of essays on why and how certain writing devices work, along with at least one prompt for the subject of each essay.
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If the material with which you want to open the story is from the character’s deep past, then there has to be an important relationship between what has happened in the past and what is about to happen.
Our Duty as Storytellers.
Sunny rated it liked it Oct 10, It’s a very accessible and hands-on book. I absolutely loved working from this book and plan to go through it again and again and again! Kyle Wright rated it really liked it Nov 18, It’s chock-full of great essays: Andrew Nauenburg rated it it was amazing Jun 05, Meaghan rated it liked it Nov 07, And we didn’t even go ceckoway the way through it in class!
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Penn Iulie rated it really liked it Apr 26, Dec 03, Steven rated it liked it Shelves: To ask other readers questions about Creating Fictionplease sign up. John Barth’s essay on plotting is the best explanation of ‘beginning, middle and ending’ I have ever found. A great idea for a compilation: It isn’t bad so much that it isn’t very good.
I found this one and the others on structure and plot helpful. Adviezen over diverse technische aspecten van fictieschrijven, van een stuk of twintig verschillende schrijfdocenten van de Associated Writing Programs. Instead of being a strict “how to” book, it presents several in-depth perspectives on the craft of fiction writing.
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