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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One of the best books on the craft of mzking I’ve ever read. The list includes everything from accuracy, character, cliff-hanger, convention, to flashback and irony.
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Highly recommended, even if you think you already know everything about writing. Crazy I tell you, crazy. Nov 22, Kenzie Barnett rated it liked it. Make this a full conversation. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Making Shapely Fiction is a great book for writers. Be the first to ask a question about Making Shapely Fiction.
You will see how a jdrome takes form and shape once you grasp the principles of momentum, tension, and immediacy.
Had some fairly interesting stuff and worked well with the teacher to explain the material. Jul 28, Shannon rated it it was ok. The warm, witty, wise voice draws you in, and you leave the book wanting to write—and knowing how. There’s some good general advice for writers in here, but it’s all very basic stuff. Jul 05, Angeli rated it really liked it Shelves: Since part of taking the class was being able to use Brown University’s resources, I ingeniously borrowed it from their library they in turn had to borrow it from SUNY Buffalo.
There are many other writing books I would rather recommend in a heartbeat.
I can’t even review them here because they’re all “books” that have no ISBNs or idk. 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 Fictioon.
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Apr 12, Kristen Chavis rated it it was amazing. Some are only a paragraph long, others are covered in a few pages. Covers a variety of topics and works like an encyclopedia. I have read many books on the craft of writing and often am disappointed by a dearth of such examples fiiction either there are too few or the author seems to have latched onto a few ideas on how fiction should fictin derivative of a few of their favorite books; or, there are many obscure references.
I don’t know, I must not be making any sense. Description A deft analysis and appreciation of fiction—what makes it work and what can make it fail. It held many nice reminders for me.
Jul 16, John Robin rated it it was amazing Shelves: The good news is I’ve been writing recently and when there’s good news there’s also the bad news, the thing is I haven’t been able to finish any of them. It’s not really the kind of book you’d read through to help perfect your writing, as you would a traditional novel-writing how-to.
I know I will reread and browse through the book for years to come.
Part 2 is an interlude to explain to writers that they should write what you know and what not to do when it comes to writing.
It is a book that will help you write your book, should I rephrase that statement, make you produce a work of art. Stern takes students through the shapes of fiction and explains how each shape works and gives the readers examples.
Making Shapely Fiction
I say this as someone who owns scores of how-to-write books and has been reading them for the past 40 years. When tension and immediacy combine, the story begins. When tension and immediacy combine, the jeroje begins.
And quite a lot spoke to me. This book is organized into two parts. Haynes rated it it was amazing. For serious students of fiction, Jerome Stern is the Alpha crow.