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Writing Fiction : A Guide to Narrative Craft

Writing Fiction : A Guide to Narrative Craft - 4th edition

ISBN13: 978-0673523457

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Publisher: Harpercollins College Division
Published: 1996
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Writing Fiction : A Guide to Narrative Craft - 4TH 96 edition

ISBN13: 978-0673523457

Janet Burroway

ISBN13: 978-0673523457
ISBN10: 0673523454
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 4TH 96
Publisher: Harpercollins College Division

Published: 1996
International: No

Table of Contents

(Each chapter contains Suggestions for Discussion.)

1. Whatever Works: The Writing Process.

Message From a Cloud of Flies: On Distraction, Bonnie Friedman.
From The Writing Life, Annie Dillard.


2. The Tower and the Net: Story Form and Structure.

The Use of Force, William Carlos Williams.
Guests of the Nation, Frank O'Connor.


3. Seeing Is Believing: Showing and Telling.

The Things They Carried, Tim O'Brien.
Where are You Going, Where Have You Been? Joyce Carol Oates.


4. Book People: Characterization, Part I.

The Tambourine Lady, John Edgar Wideman.
Yours, Mary Robison.
The Point, Charles D'Ambrosio.


5. The Flesh Made Word: Characterization, Part II.

Hunters in the Snow, Tobias Wolff.
Man Bovanne, Toni Cade Bambara.


6. Long Ago And Far Away: Fictional Place and Time.

A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings, Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
Car Crash While Hitchhiking, Denis Johnson.


7. Call Me Ismael: Point of View, Part I.

The Excursio, Joy Williams.
Girl, Jamaica Kincaid.
Hips, Sandra Cisneros.


8. Assorted Liars: Point of View, Part II.

Gryphon, Charles Baxter.
Rape Fantasies, Margaret Atwood.


9. Is and Is Not: Comparison.

Signs and Symbols, Vladimir Nabokov.
The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas, Ursula K. Le Guin.


10. I Gotta Use Words When I Talk to You: Theme.

A Man Told Me the Story of His Life, Grace Paley.
Developing Theme as You Write.
Town and Country Lovers, Nadine Gordimer.
Ralph the Duck, Frederick Busch.


11. Play it Again, Sam: Revision.

Wanting to Fly, Stephen Dunning.
The Bath, Raymond Carver.
A Small, Good Thing, Raymond Carver.


Appendix A.
Appendix B.
Acknowledgments.

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