Writing Fiction 10th Edition

A Guide to Narrative Craft

Janet Burroway - Elizabeth Stuckey-French - Ned Stuckey-French

This updated edition of the classic, comprehensive guide to creative writing features new topics and writing prompts, contemporary examples, and more.

A creative writer’s shelf should hold at least three essential books: a dictionary, a style guide, and Janet Burroway’s Writing Fiction. This best-selling classic is the most widely used creative writing text in America, and for decades it has helped hundreds of thousands of students learn the craft. Now in its tenth edition, Writing Fiction is more 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. Moving from freewriting to final revision, Burroway 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. Plus, examples and quotations throughout the book feature a wide range of today’s best and best-known creators of both novels and short stories.

Published: April 01, 2019
Title: Writing Fiction
Author: Janet Burroway - Elizabeth Stuckey-French - Ned Stuckey-French
Edition: 10
ISBN: 9780226616728
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Language: English
Formats: ePub


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