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This text is useful for teachers of fiction writing. A collection of articles by famous jjlie about the different aspects of writing fiction, including structuring stories checkwoay multiple ways, revealing and withholding information masterfully, creating sympathy for negative characters, and revising to understand the true heart of the story. Looking for beautiful books? This is one of my favorite writing books. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Creating Fiction

Contents Our Duty as Storytellers. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

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This collection of essays on creative writing, compiled and edited chedkoway Julie Checkoway, doesn’t disappoint. It’s a very accessible and hands-on book.

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Creating Fiction: Instruction and Insights from Teachers of the Associated Writing Programs

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. I keep going back to it over and over again.

On the whole a good read. Andrew Nauenburg rated it it was amazing Jun 05, I found, however, that the book read more and more like your standard writing theory book as it went on.


The one essay in this collection that I do return to from time to time is Robin Hemley’s “Sympathy for the Devil: Account Options Sign in.

Charles Johnson offers a passionate discussion of the writer’s apprenticeship. The essays are ediged written by prominent writers and writing teachers of fiction. Description Readers will learn how to revise and edit from Jane Smiley.

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The Best Books of Dec 21, J. I absolutely loved working from this book and plan to go through it again and again and again! Put it on your desk and when you’re stuck, flip open to a chapter The have led workshops, published stories and novels, and now their ficiton and wisdom can be found in one landmark book.