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Full of essays from writers fictiin are academics, it was a bit of a slog, but I took pages upon pages of notes from it, learned a lot, and have to say that I feel like it’s as close to a mini-course in getting your MFA as you’re gonna get if you’re a serious writer who’s interested.

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It’s chock-full of great essays: Highly recommended for beginning and intermediate writers. A collection of articles by famous writers about the different aspects of writing fiction, including structuring stories in multiple ways, creatng and withholding information masterfully, creating sympathy for negative characters, and revising to understand the true heart of the story.


Charles Johnson offers a passionate discussion of the writer’s apprenticeship. It was interesting nonetheless, but his success and the tactics he advocated seem unlikely to work for the likes of me. Books by Julie Checkoway. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Quotes from Creating Fiction Aaron Coder creaating it liked it Dec 31, Great collection of essays on the art and craft creatimg writing fiction.

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Creating Fiction: Instruction and Insights from Teachers of the Associated Writing Programs

Not life changing or anything, but worth reading for sure if you want to improve your fiction writing. No eBook available Amazon. Kyle Wright rated it really liked it Nov 18, Paperbackpages. It’s a very accessible and hands-on book. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

The one essay in this collection that I do return to from time to time is Robin Hemley’s “Sympathy for the Devil: Dec 16, Michele rated it it was amazing. You connect with some authors teachings, others not so much.


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It’s been a while since I read a good book on writing! Aug 27, Samir Rawas Sarayji rated it creatig liked it Shelves: If the material with which you want to open the story is from the character’s deep past, then there has to be an important relationship between what has happened in the past and what is about to happen.

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John Barth’s essay on plotting is the best explanation of ‘beginning, middle editwd ending’ I have ever found. Looking for beautiful books? Should you begin far back in a character’s past and move forward, or should you begin in the present and make use of flashbacks only where necessary? A great idea for a compilation: