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A deft analysis and appreciation of fiction—what makes it work and what can make it fail. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer – no Kindle device required. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Would you like to tell us about a lower price? Here is a book about the craft of writing fiction that is thoroughly useful from the first to the last page—whether the reader is a beginner, a seasoned writer, or a teacher of writing.
You will see how a work takes form and shape once you grasp the principles of momentum, tension, and immediacy. When tension and immediacy combine, the story begins. A special section features an Alphabet for Writers: Read more Read less. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. Kindle Cloud Reader Read instantly in your browser. Customers who bought this item also bought.
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Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. The Art of Fiction: Notes on Craft for Young Writers. Writing in General and the Short Story in Particular. From Where You Dream: The Process of Writing Fiction. The Emotional Craft of Fiction: How to Write the Story Beneath ebbook Surface.
If you are interested in writing, read it now. This is an expert writer and teacher sending his notes from the trenches. Never has caution been so exhilarating, advice so wry. I will use this book. For serious students ateern fiction, Jerome Stern is the Alpha crow.
Follow him and shave the miles off your flying time. This book is different from other books on writing. You can start writing serious fiction from ayern first page — because, as Jerome Stern makes clear, learning to write spontaneously is the first step to writing well.
As you begin to grasp the principle of momentum, tension and immediacy, you’ll find your fiction has shape and form. You’ll discover atrn to “write what you know,” and avoid the traps and pitfalls awaiting fledgeling authors. Whether you’re a beginning, a seasoned professional, or a teacher of the craft, you already know there are no rules in writing ficton. See all Editorial Reviews. Product details Stern Size: April 11, Sold by: Share your thoughts with other customers. Write a customer review.
Read reviews that mention creative writing making shapely shapely fiction writing class books on writing fiction writer great book recommend this book agern writing books on writing write shapes writers text reference stern college approach given section. Aterh of 40 reviews. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Helpful, concise, conveniently arranged guide to well-crafted writing.
It contains clear examples on all sub-topics and gets down to the point. It can also be used as a dictionary of writing terms, in case you need specific eboo. I love the way this book is organized. This is a craftsman’s book. It wastes no time with empty promises of success or inspiring rags-to-riches tales about other authors; it assumes you’ve come to write, rather than be seduced, and it lays out the challenges right off the bat. This is not an easy book. This isn’t the kind of book you can curl up with on a rainy day and share a cup of tea.
It’s small, terse, and non-threatening in appearance, but chances are, while reading it, you will at some point feel the ego-crushing realization that you are a bad writer for having not already known all of this.
It demands that you grab a pen and get to work, rather than mooning about and being wishy-washy. It’s not a business book. It won’t tell you how to sell your stories, what format to use, or how to get an agent. But it will teach you to write well enough that all those issues resolve themselves. If you think you’re a great writer, you need this book because it will improve your storytelling, your subtlety, and your confidence.
If you’re a beginning writer, you need this book because it explains – in a very intuitive way – how every story fits into a “shape” or a series of shapes which serve as a basic framework for the unfolding action. If you’re looking to improve your skills and you weren’t sure where to turn, this is it, buddy. This is a kick in the pants for any serious writer, and I’d recommend it to everyone interested in writing better. I first read this book in college and had kept my old copy ebook years.
When I needed it recently, I realized it had disappeared. How excited I was to discover it on Amazon! It’s the best story development text I’ve ever read, with easy to understand principles. I recommend it for any budding writer. A virtual encyclopedia of writing tips. One of the best books on writing I’ve yet discovered. Arranged alphabetically, every writing technique is discussed and explained in an informal, engaging style.
One of those books you will keep open for regular referencing. One person found this helpful. The facade, juggling, specimen, day in the life, journey, bear at the door and blue moon, are but a few story arcs that any avid reader will recognize, but probably hasn’t categorized or given much thought too. I used juggling to write an award winning short story nothing major. This book is a must for any fiction writer. This concise but wisdom packed book has been a welcome addition to my library.
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There are plenty of books on writing and I can think of a couple better books off the top of my head. Where this book stands out is that it covers a great deal with just enough depth to help get you going again whenever you might be stumped for where to go next or just how to execute an idea better. It works perfectly a quick reference but written in such a way that reading it front to back was enjoyable as well.
This book is likely to never be out of arms reach while I’m writing.
This book cuts to the heart aterb how fiction is structured without getting bogged down in example after example. It introduces many of the concepts experienced writers employ, but in a way that is accessible and entertaining. For example one of the shapes, “Iceberg,” –in which much of the conflict is below the surface of the story– is a solid introduction to the concept of subtext. I use this book in college intro to fiction writing all the time and haven’t found a book of similar size and price that can do as much.
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