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

It was interesting nonetheless, but his success and the tactics he advocated seem unlikely to work for the likes of me. Wetherell shows how to develop minor characters. Jul 11, missy jean rated it it was amazing Shelves: Great collection of essays on the art and craft of writing fiction. Sandeep rated it liked it Feb 08, May 18, Chitra Divakaruni rated it really liked creatiing.

My upper-level Creative Writing undergraduate students 4th year at the University of Houston love this book. Not life changing or anything, but worth reading for sure if you want to improve your fiction writing. Nov 10, Kendall added it. It’s chock-full of great essays: This book was assigned for the first-ever creative writing class I took, and it’s now pretty well dog-eared and worn. Sara rated it it was amazing Oct 30, It’s edihed collection of ceckoway by contemporary writers, most of whom also teach writing workshops.


Some topics covered like Tone and Pitch, or The Rules of Magical Realism don’t often appear in other writing books and are well-handled here.

On the whole a good read. John Barth’s essay on plotting is the best explanation of ‘beginning, middle and ending’ I have ever found. I honestly couldn’t recommend this.

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Aug 25, Tara Calaby rated it liked it Shelves: Very specific, detailed, filled with good examples and useful exercises. Lists with This Book.

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Lan Samantha Chang presents strategies for structuring stories. Only one or two essays were uninteresting and too boring to be helpful.


Instead of being a strict “how to” book, it presents several in-depth perspectives on the craft of fiction writing.

You connect with some authors teachings, others not so much. Aug 27, Samir Rawas Sarayji rated it really liked it Shelves: Others that weren’t as helpful.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. There’s much to like: They will cteating ways to evoke time and place from Richard Russo. A great idea for a compilation: Beginners should definitely grab a copy and read it for insight and inspiration. This is the best craft book I’ve read yet. No trivia or quizzes yet. This is one of my favorite writing books.

She editde offers examples of magic at work in magic-realism, including in classical texts. To ask other readers questions about Creating Fictionplease sign up. There are also additional prompts in the last few pages of the book. Contents Our Duty as Storytellers. Dec 13, Bry Ann rated it really liked it. Trivia About Creating Fiction