More than 250,000 copies soldA 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 than three decades it has helped hundreds of thousands of students learn the craft Now in its tenth edition, Writing Fiction is 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 of your favorite authors learned the craft with Writing Fiction And who knows what future favorite will get her start reading this edition Read Writing Fiction: A Guide to Narrative Craft – heartforum.co.uk
Janet Burroway is the author of seven novels including The Buzzards, Raw Silk runner up for the national Book award , Opening Nights, and Cutting Stone a volume of poetry, Material Goods a collection of essays, Embalming Mom and two children s books, The Truck on the Track and The Giant Jam Sandwich Her most recent plays, Medea With Child, Sweepstakes, Division of Property, and Parts of Speech, have received readings and productions in New York, London, San Francisco, Hollywood, and various regional theatres Her Writing Fiction is the most widely used creative writing text in America, and a multi genre textbook, Imaginative Writing, appeared in 2002 A B.A from Barnard College and M.A from Cambridge University, England, she was Yale School of Drama RCA NBC Fellow 1960 61, and is Robert O Lawton Distinguished Professor Emerita at the Florida State University in Tallahassee.
- 240 pages
- Writing Fiction: A Guide to Narrative Craft
- Janet Burroway
- 12 May 2018 Janet Burroway