A Manual of the Art of Fiction: Everything You Need to Know to Write Fiction

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Wildside Press LLC, 2009 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 178 pages
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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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Contents

Introduction
11
The Purpose of Fiction
21
Realism and Romance
36
The Nature of Narrative
49
Plot
60
Characters
72
Setting
88
The Point of View in Narrative
103
Emphasis in Narrative
116
The Epic the Drama and the Novel
129
The Novel the Novelette and the ShortStory
140
The Structure of the ShortStory
152
The Factor of Style
164

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