Over 55,000 copies sold in previous edition Features more than 100 creative writing exercises that challenge writers to experiment with diverse writing styles and develop their own unique voices New edition includes several short story examples tha
Sources of Fiction: Where and How to Find Material
Setting: Evoking a Vivid Sense of Place and Time
Character: Inventing Fictional People
Plot: Strategies of Organization and Structure
Point of View: Selecting the Best Viewpoint
Dialogue and Scene: Handling Dramatic Action
Beginnings and Endings: Options and Techniques for Opening and Closing
Description and Word Choice: Choosing Effective Details, Matters of Style
Voice: Finding the Narrative Voice, Creating the Voices of Characters
Revision: Transforming the First Draft into Finished, Polished Fiction
"My Oedipus Complex"
"A Composer and His Parakeets"
"The Blue Hotel"
"The Monkey Garden"
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