: Writing Fiction: A Guide to Narrative Craft Plus Writing Poems and Journal for Creative Writing (8th Edition) (): Janet Burroway. Writing Poems (8th Edition) by Michelle Boisseau Paperback $ JANET BURROWAY is the author of plays, poetry, essays, children’s books, and eight. Writing Fiction: A Guide to Narrative Craft, 8th Edition. Janet Burroway, Florida State University. Elizabeth Stuckey-French, Florida State University.

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It offers a load of information and is well written; it has lots of examples from good writing to illustrate points it makes.

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View all 5 comments. Jul 27, Ann rated it it was amazing Shelves: No trivia or quizzes yet. We don’t recognize your username or password. The instructional sections are a little dry and boring, but this is mainly because the level of detail in them.

Apr 02, Eliza T. So if you own Writing Fiction then consider your fiction writing library essentially complete.

A true gift for writers. Each chapter discusses an aspect of fiction writing, follows with example stories, and ends with exercises for practice.

Writing Fiction: A Guide to Narrative Craft (8th edition) | Elizabeth Stuckey-French

In certain parts, the author also asks questions to the reader without providing answers, which is a shame because feedback is one of the most important factors in learning. She combines easily digestible discussions on specific issues of craft say point of view with literary examples from well-known authors and then exercises for writers to try themselves.

Overall, this is a good textbook for t8h undergrad English major. Should we always avoid them? Chapter 11 – Revision. Here she talks about 8tn famous pyramid of five actions and moves to how the “story shape” can work as an Every writer needs this book. Return to Book Page. Despite being a “textbook,” this book doesn’t come across as a “hard” read. Sidestepping the very heteronormative and male centric-ness of imagined characters. They remind me why I want to write, and I think you could consider buying this book just for these collection of stories.


Apr 09, Elizabeth Andrew rated it it was amazing Shelves: Point of View Who Speaks? And I don’t really need new ones anyway. This is my first time through and I plan to re-read it in the near future.

Kinds of Fiction Credits Index. This is one jahet I will be coming back to for years to come. If you’re purpose is to understand writing, well, you’ll get that from this but it’s a longer journey to take and can be done better and more succinctly via other paths.

Nov 29, James added it. This book is very well-written, well-organized, and easy to follow.

Writing Fiction: A Guide to Narrative Craft

Need help with story conflict, crisis, and resolution? There were also some great short stories in it. Then, if you’re lucky and have talent, you can be a successful writer.

A truly comprehensive guide full of exercises and examples to hone an author’s skills. The main focus of the book is literary fiction and is admittedly biased against genre fiction with a convincing reason: It’s organized nicely with its topics divided into modestly-sized portions so it’s easy to locate and read what you need. All in all, this is a really good book on writing, and I think everyone who is serious about the craft should read it. The most widely used and respected book on writing fiction, Writing Fiction guides the writer from first inspiration to final revision.


Filled with vivid examples to illustrate every less This is a comprehensive book on craft that starts with the basics and works deeper with solid examples that drive the point home. PaperbackSeventh Writungpages. This is a comprehensive book on craft that starts with the basics and works deeper with solid examples that drive the point home.

So I’m not getting all the latest stories, but so what? Or techniques that I spurned at another time, didn’t feel right for me, but I’m in the right place for now. Refresh and try again. A Guide to Narrative Craft, 8th Edition. To ask other readers questions about Vurroway Fictionplease sign up. There are other shortcomings.

Mar 06, T. That’s where practice and work come in. At the conception of an embryo or a short story, there occurs a conjunction of two unlike things, whether cells or ideas, that have never been joined before.

This book is very similar to Writing Fiction. I imagine a teacher in a class would only pick one or two as assignments for each chapter because it would take a long time to get through all of them. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Overall, I do think Writing Fiction is a good resource whether you are teaching a Creative Writing class or workshop or if you’re a writer, regardless of genre. I used this both as a student and teacher. With about one-third examples and writing exercises and two-thirds instruction, I firmly believe this is the first book every aspiring fiction writer should pick up and study.

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