Fine-Tuning Fiction began as a two-part writing seminar, each five hours long, at the Writers Connection in Cupertino, California. They were a popular duo, receiving high marks from those who took the seminars --- often more than once for each --- and were repeated regularly for three years. After the Writers Connection stopped giving seminars, award-winning novelist Chelsea Quinn Yarbro was often asked by those who had taken the courses, for copies of the various exercises in Part 2, or notes from the material in Part 1. This workbook is the result, and it combines both the lecture and the lab portions of both seminars. As Yarbro told those taking the seminars, "I don't want you to write more like me, I want you to write more like you."
Used availability for Chelsea Quinn Yarbro's Fine Tuning Fiction
September 2014 : USA Paperback
February 2013 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition