Making Shapely Fiction has ratings and 87 reviews. Lee said: I taught this one (and learned from it, too) — it’s real clear and funny and comprehens. 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. Making Shapely Fiction. By. Jerome Stern. Powerpoint By Fallon Facade focuses on creating character through their own voices. ✤ Readers need to hear the.

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Still, this section has some good advice and insights, and by the end the tone has lightened up a bit and it seems less preachy and patronizing.

Part 3 Making Shapely Fiction makimg a great book for writers.

Well structured to be either read straight through or in the necessary bits and pieces. When jero,e and immediacy 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.

Aug 02, Anna rated it really liked it. It is grimaces, pauses, adjustments of blouses, doodles on a napkin, and crossings of legs.

Making Shapely Fiction by Jerome Stern

His “Do not write the following stories” is stomach ripping funny. Sep 01, Kate Willis marked it as unfinished.

It’s clear, concise, and practical. It also has the bonus of being clear that none of its precepts are set in stone, which is always refreshing when looking at craft books. Jun 10, Sara Batkie added it.


Making Shapely Fiction

Making Shapely Fiction Jerome H. Sep 05, Meghan rated it it was amazing Shelves: Excellent for beginning to intermediate writers. The warm, witty, wise voice draws you in, and you leave the book wanting to write—and knowing how. Apr 25, Catherine Cole rated it really liked it. Sapely would highly recommend this book to any fiction writers or MFA students!

It’s probably not such a good idea to have examples of bad prose be so much fun in their badness. I could see immediately why they chose it. If you need to know what “plot” is, for example, this is a good place to find out.

You seriously have no idea how much fanfiction Mmaking read.

Make this a full conversation. Part 3 is an alphabet list to explain everything for a writer.

His incisive monologues are regularly heard on National Public Radio. You will see how a work takes form and shape once you grasp the principles of momentum, tension, and immediacy.

A very helpful writing guide that explains the finer points of writing fiction. Some of them are more basic than others but the descriptions of all of them get you thinking and are helpful in relooking at current works in progress in ways that might have been hiding from the conscious mind. You will see how a work takes form and shape once you grasp the principles of momentum, tension, and immediacy. Trivia About Making Shapely Fi Doctorow emotional example experience first-person narrator Flannery O’Connor Flashback frame story genre give going happens Henry James hero ideas imagery immediacy insight interesting intrigants irony Isaac Bashevis Singer keep literary lives look mean Metafiction Metaphor mind Motif names narrative novel parables pathetic fallacy person phrase plot Poetic Justice point of view premise problems prose readers feel Realism realize remember reveal rhythm roman a clef satire scene seems sense sentences sentimental shape short story single sion situation someone sound speech storytelling style suggest Suspense Suspension of Disbelief talk telling a story tension texture There’s things thought tions told trying turns understand voice words workshop writers Zemper.


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The A-Z section, though, is a bit didactic, and lacks the fun and creative tone of the first half although the examples of good and bad prose are equally entertaining- where are they from?

Aug 14, Julie Dill rated it it was amazing Recommends it sternn I came across this book as required reading in the now defunct UC Davis creative writing program. Lists with This Book. Insightful notes and down-to-the-point theory make this book easy to follow, helpful, and fast to search for the exact term you’re looking for.

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