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Kyle Wright rated it really liked it Nov 18, Very specific, detailed, filled with good examples and useful exercises. The Best Books of My upper-level Creative Writing undergraduate students 4th year at the University of Houston love this book. Meaghan rated it liked it Nov 07, She also offers examples of magic at work in magic-realism, including in classical texts.

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

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Refresh and try again. The one essay in this collection that I do return to from time to time is Robin Hemley’s “Sympathy for the Devil: From the simpler to the more complex topics of narrative fiction, writers like Joan Didion, Charles Baxter, Jane Smiley They find ways to evoke time and place from Richard Russo.

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Julie Checkoway is an author and documentary filmmaker. Creating Fiction Julie Checkoway No preview available – No trivia or quizzes yet. What to Do About Difficult Characters. Looking for beautiful books? Great collection of essays on the art and craft of writing fiction. Aug 25, Tara Calaby rated it liked it Shelves: Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.

She is the author of Little Sister: Especially nice to see how different authors approach the teaching of the craft in one book. Thoughtful essays, practical advice, and many worthwhile exercises. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.

On the whole, this is a great book on the craft of writing fiction.

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. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

I picked this up for a measly dollar and lo, ccreating turns out to be one of the best writing books of its kind and I’ve read my share. I feel fictio my own study of these things has been slightly negligent.

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Trivia About Creating Fiction A great idea for uulie compilation: Penn Stewart rated it really liked it Apr 26, Adviezen over diverse technische aspecten van fictieschrijven, van een stuk of twintig verschillende schrijfdocenten van de Associated Writing Programs. Aaron Coder rated it liked it Dec 31, It isn’t bad so much that it isn’t very good.


A collection of articles by famous writers about the different aspects of writing fiction, including structuring stories in multiple ways, revealing and withholding information masterfully, creating sympathy for negative characters, and revising to understand the true heart of the story. Their checjoway advice, combined with more than writing exercises, assure that Creating Fiction will engage and delight readers at any level of experience.

Apr 15, DeMisty D. Checkoway is head of the creative writing program at the University of Georgia and is the president of the Associated Writing Programs. John Barth’s essay on plotting is the best explanation of ‘beginning, middle and ending’ I have ever found.

If the material with which you want to open the story is from the character’s deep past, then there has cteating be an important relationship between what has happened in the past and what is about to happen. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more.

A collection of essays on why and how certain writing devices work, along with at least one prompt for the subject of each essay. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Dec 16, Michele editex it it was amazing.