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Writing Fiction, Tenth Edition By Janet Burroway

Writing Fiction, Tenth Edition by Janet Burroway

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Classic creative writing text now in its tenth edition.

Writing Fiction, Tenth Edition Summary

Writing Fiction, Tenth Edition: A Guide to Narrative Craft by Janet Burroway

More than a quarter million copies sold! A creative writer's shelf should hold at least three essential books: a dictionary, a style guide, and Writing Fiction. Janet Burroway's best-selling classic is the most widely used creative writing text in America, and for more than three decades it has helped hundreds of thousands of students learn the craft. Now in its tenth edition, Writing Fiction is more accessible than ever for writers of all levels-inside or outside the classroom. This new edition continues to provide advice that is practical, comprehensive, and flexible. Burroway's tone is personal and nonprescriptive, welcoming learning writers into the community of practiced storytellers. Moving from freewriting to final revision, the book addresses showing not telling, characterization, dialogue, atmosphere, plot, imagery, and point of view. It includes new topics and writing prompts, and each chapter now ends with a list of recommended readings that exemplify the craft elements discussed, allowing for further study. And the examples and quotations throughout the book feature a wide and diverse range of today's best and best-known creators of both novels and short stories. This book is a master class in creative writing that also calls on us to renew our love of storytelling and celebrate the skill of writing well. There is a very good chance that one your favorite authors learned the craft with Writing Fiction. And who knows what future favorite will get her start reading this edition?

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NGR9780226616698
9780226616698
022661669X
Writing Fiction, Tenth Edition: A Guide to Narrative Craft by Janet Burroway
New
Paperback
The University of Chicago Press
20190325
240
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