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Narrative Design

Narrative Design

(1997)
A Writer's Guide to Structure
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With clarity, verve, and the sure instincts of a good teacher, Madison Smartt Bell offers a roll-up-your-sleeves approach to writing in this much-needed book. Focusing on the big picture as well as the crucial details, Bell examines twelve stories by both established writers (including Peter Taylor, Mary Gaitskill, and Carolyn Chute) and his own former students. A story's use of time, plot, character, and other elements of fiction are analyzed, and readers are challenged to see each story's flaws and strengths. Careful endnotes bring attention to the ways in which various writers use language. Bell urges writers to develop the habit of thinking about form and finding the form that best suits their subject matter and style. His direct and practical advice allows writers to find their own voice and imagination.

 
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Paperback Editions

April 2000 : USA Paperback
Title: Narrative Design: Working with Imagination, Craft, and Form
Author(s): Madison Smartt Bell
ISBN: 0-393-32021-9 / 978-0-393-32021-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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January 1997 : USA Paperback
Title: Narrative Design: A Writer's Guide to Structure
Author(s): Madison Smartt Bell
ISBN: 0-393-97123-6 / 978-0-393-97123-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc (Np)
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

April 2000 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Narrative Design: Working with Imagination, Craft, and Form
Author(s): Madison Smartt Bell
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
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