On Writing Fiction: Rethinking Conventional Wisdom About The Craft

565e5bd3662ed.jpg Author David Jauss
Isbn 978-1599632629
File size 2.6 MB
Year 2011
Pages 258
Language English
File format PDF
Category Hobbies

Book Description:

This book has an excellent section on the present tense in contemporary fiction, epiphanies, and another one, even more useful to me, on the use of different points of view (first person, third person, etc). The style of the book is a little on the academic side, the way it discussses narrative technique in more than just a here's how to employ it in your writing kind of way. If you're looking for a how-to book, this book is much more than that.

I especially appreciated his extended discussions on Madama Bovary and A Good Man is Hard To Find. I'd like to thank the author for addressing some wrong-headed beliefs about the latter story. The message/epiphany in A Good Man never really worked for me, either.

 

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