Creating fiction: instruction and insights from teachers of the Associated Writing Programs

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Readers learn how to revise and edit from Jane Smiley. They find ways to evoke time and place from Richard Russo. Charles Johnson offers a passionate discussion of the writer's apprenticeship. Lan Samantha Chang presents strategies for structuring stories; Charles Baxter explores tone and emphasis. W.D. Wetherell shows how to develop minor characters.

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This is one of my favorite writing books. It's a collection of essays by contemporary writers, most of whom also teach writing workshops. Instead of being a strict "how to" book, it presents several in-depth perspectives on the craft of fiction writing. Read full review

Contents

Our Duty as Storytellers
2
Debra Spark
13
Developing Characters
44
Copyright

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About the author (1999)

Checkoway is head of the creative writing program at the University of Georgia and is the 1988-1999 president of the Associated Writing Programs.

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