Fiction Writer's Workshop

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 7/11/2008
  • Publisher: F&W-PUB

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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

Table of Contents

Prefacep. 1
Introductionp. 4
Sources of Fiction: Where and How to Find Materialp. 9
Setting: Evoking a Vivid Sense of Place and Timep. 26
Character: Inventing Fictional Peoplep. 45
Plot: Strategies of Organization and Structurep. 64
Point of View: Selecting the Best Viewpointp. 87
Dialogue and Scene: Handling Dramatic Actionp. 110
Beginnings and Endings: Options and Techniques for Opening and Closingp. 130
Description and Word Choice: Choosing Effective Details, Matters of Stylep. 151
Voice: Finding the Narrative Voice, Creating the Voices of Charactersp. 170
Revision: Transforming the First Draft into Finished, Polished Fictionp. 190
Short Stories
"Father Sergius"p. 207
"Mademoiselle Fifi"p. 245
"My Oedipus Complex"p. 256
"A Composer and His Parakeets"p. 266
"Reply All"p. 278
"The Blue Hotel"p. 286
"The Monkey Garden"p. 310
"We Didn't"p. 314
Indexp. 324
About the Authorp. 330
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