Writing Fiction : A Practical Guide from New York's Acclaimed Creative Writing School Paperback
'This is an excellent starting place for someone exploring the art and craft of writing fiction.' Publishers Weekly. 'An honest engaging guide with lessons every writer, at any stage, will benefit from.' Jhumpra Lahiri, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Interpreter of Maladies 'The strength of this book is its accessibility: It explains all the basics of writing fiction in a simple, easy-to-understand manner that doesn't intimidate.' The Writer Gotham Writers' Workshop teaches the craft of writing in a way that is practical, accessible, and entertaining.
Inside you'll find: The fundamentals of fiction craft - character, plot, point of view, etc, illustrated with passages from great works of fiction; The complete text of Cathedral by Raymond Carver - a masterpiece of contemporary short fiction that is analysed throughout the book; Exercises that let you immediately apply what you learn to your writing.
Written by Gotham Writers Workshop expert instructors, Writing Fiction offers the same methods and exercises that have earned the school international acclaim. Once you've read - and written - your way through this book, you'll be able to turn your ideas into effective short stories and novels.
You will be a writer.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 352 pages, N/A
- Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Publication Date: 30/06/2008
- Category: Creative writing & creative writing guides
- ISBN: 9781408101315