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Writing Fiction

(1982)
A Guide to Narrative Craft
A non fiction book by

 
 
A bestseller through six editions, Writing Fiction by novelists Janet Burroway and Elizabeth Stuckey-French explores the elements of fiction, providing practical writing techniques and concrete examples. Written in a tone that is personal and non-prescriptive, the text encourages writers to develop proficiency through each step of the writing process, offering an abundance of exercises designed to spur writing and creativity. The text also integrates diverse contemporary short stories in every chapter in the belief that the reading of inspiring fiction goes hand-in-hand with the writing of fresh and exciting stories.

Thorough and practical discussions of all the major fictional elements offer students a comprehensive guide to the craft of writing stories. Topics include freewriting, plot, style, characterization, dialogue, time, place, imagery, and point of view.

For novice writers looking to develop proficiency.



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Title: Writing Fiction, Tenth Edition: A Guide to Narrative Craft (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing)
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Title: Writing Fiction: A Guide to Narrative Craft
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Title: Writing Fiction: A Guide to Narrative Craft
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Title: Writing Fiction: A Guide to Narrative Craft
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Title: Writing Fiction: A Guide to Narrative Craft
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Title: Writing Fiction: A Guide to Narrative Craft
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Title: Writing fiction: A guide to narrative craft
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1982 : USA Paperback
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Title: Writing Fiction: A Guide to Narrative Craft
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Title: Writing Fiction, Tenth Edition: A Guide to Narrative Craft (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing)
Author(s): Janet Burroway, Elizabeth Stuckey-French, Ned Stuckey-French
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