Creating Short Fiction

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Writer's Digest Books, Mar 1, 1985 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 212 pages
Offers tips on choosing characters, locations, viewpoint, and style, developing an idea into a story, creating realisitic dialogue, and overcoming the technical problems of writing fiction

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User Review  - bradsucks - LibraryThing

I felt like less went over my head than it did years ago when I read it the first time, and that makes me happy, like I'm smarter or more perceptive now. Simple, practical and insightful writing advice. Read full review

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Damon Knight created SFWA--the professional organization for science fiction and fantasy writers--and co-founded both the Milford and Clarion writing workshops, and was a very fine author and critic ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction l
1
rt Developing Your Talent
7
rt Idea into Story
29
Copyright

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About the author (1985)

Damon Knight earned his reputation as a modern master of the short story with such classics as "I See You," "The Handler," "To Serve Man," and "The Country of the Kind." He and his wife, Kate Wilhelm, taught short-story writing at the Clarion Workshop for almost thirty years, during which time he worked with many of today's prominent writers. Knight has also received the C.E.S. Wood Award and the SFWA Grand Master Award for his writing.

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