Writing Fiction (6th Edition)

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$11.53
UPC:
9780321117953
Maximum Purchase:
3 units
Publisher:
Longman; 6th edition (July 10, 2002)
Binding:
Paperback
Pages:
448
Shipping Weight:
1.2 pounds
Language:
English
Product Dimensions:
6.4 x 0.8 x 9.3 inches
ISBN-10:
0321117956
ISBN-13:
978-0321117953
Author:
Janet Burroway,Susan Weinberg

Product Overview

The most widely used and respected book on writing fiction,Writing Fictionguides the writer from first inspiration to final revision. Supported by an abundance exercises, this guide/anthology explores and integrates the elements of fiction while offering practical techniques and concrete examples. A focus on the writing process in its entirety provides a comprehensive guide to writing fiction, approaching distinct elements in separate chapters while building on what has been covered earlier. Topics include free-writing to revision, plot, style, characterization, dialogue, atmosphere, imagery, and point of view. An anthology of diverse and contemporary short stories followed by suggestions for discussion and writing exercises, illustrates concepts while offering variety in pacing and exposure to this increasingly popular form. The book also discusses key issues including writing workshops, using autobiography as a basis for fiction, using action in stories, using dialogue, and maintaining point of view. The sixth edition also features more short short stories than any previous edition and includes quotation boxes that offer advice and inspirational words from established writers on a wide range of topics--such as writing from experience, story structure, openings and endings, and revision. For those interested in developing their creative writing skills.

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