A Manual of the Art of Fiction: Everything You Need to Know to Write Fiction
This book is a complete course in writing fiction. Drawing examples from the works of such masters as Poe, Hawthorne, and Robert Louis Stevenson, it offers a guided course through such vital topics as Realism, Plot, Characters, Setting, Point of View, The Epic, Structure of the Short Story, and much more.
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The Purpose of Fiction
Realism and Romance
The Nature of Narrative
The Point of View in Narrative
Emphasis in Narrative
The Epic the Drama and the Novel
The Novel the Novelette and the ShortStory
The Structure of the ShortStory
The Factor of Style
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