Writing Fiction

A Guide to Narrative Craft

Paperback, 397 pages

English language

Published Oct. 22, 1991 by Harpercollins College Div.

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The most widely used and respected text in its field, Writing Fiction, 7e by novelists Janet Burroway and Elizabeth Stuckey-French guides the novice story writer from first inspiration to final revision by providing practical writing techniques and concrete examples. Written in a tone that is personal and non-prescriptive, the text encourages students 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.

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Ce livre aborde les sujets importants autour de l'écriture de fiction : le processus d'écriture, "show, don't tell", les personnages, le cadre du récit, la structure du récit, les points de vue, les métaphores et la symbolique, et le processus de relecture et de correction.

Son autrice le fait de façon intéressante, agréable à lire, et illustrée avec des extraits courts et parlants. Une lecture à la fois plaisante et instructive, ce qui n'est pas une mince affaire étant donné que j'enchaine les lectures sur ce sujet en ce moment.

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  • Literary studies: general
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
  • Creative Writing
  • Language Arts / Linguistics / Literacy
  • Literary Criticism
  • Technique
  • Composition & Creative Writing - Fiction
  • Authorship
  • Fiction