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  • Short Story Writingby Charles Raymond Barrett

    The Floating Press 1900; US$ 6.99

    This book is an attempt to put into definite form the principles observed by the masters of the short story in the practice of their art. It is the result of a careful study of their work, of some indifferent attempts to imitate them, and of the critical examination of several thousands of short stories written by amateurs. It is designed to be of... more...

  • So You Want to Writeby Marge Piercy; Ira Wood

    Leapfrog Press 2005; US$ 14.95

    The Writer Magazine's "Best Book of the Year for Writers" now in a big, new, expanded edition. more...

  • Point of View, Perspective, and Focalizationby Jörg Schönert; Peter Hühn; Wolf Schmid

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 182.00

    Stories do not actually exist in the world but are created and structured? modeled? through the process of mediation, i.e. through the means and techniques by which they are represented. This is an important field, not only for narratology but also for literary and media studies. The articles in this volume, contributed by international scholars from... more...

  • The Weekend Novelist Writes a Mysteryby Robert J. Ray

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.00

    Like Agatha Christie and Raymond Chandler, Sara Paretsky and Thomas Harris, you, too, can learn the trade secrets of quality detective fiction. It's true.  Just one year from now, you can deliver a completed mystery novel to a publisher--by writing only on weekends.  Authors Robert J.  Ray and Jack Remick guide you through the entire mystery-writing... more...

  • The Weekend Novelistby Robert J. Ray; Bret Norris

    Ten Speed Press 2011; US$ 17.95

    Who doesn't dream of writing a novel while holding on to a day job? Robert J. Ray and coauthor Bret Norris can help readers do just that, with this proven practical and accessible step-by-step guide to completing a novel in just a year's worth of weekends. The Weekend Novelist shows writers of all levels how to divide their writing time into... more...

  • Theory and the Novelby Jeffrey Williams

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 30.00

    An analysis of the function of narrative across a range of novels. more...

  • Telling Lies for Fun & Profitby Lawrence Block

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 10.99

    Characters refusing to talk? Plot plodding along? Where do good ideas come from anyway? In this wonderfully practical volume, two-time Edgar Award-winning novelist Lawrence Block takes an inside look at writing as a craft and as a career. From studying the market, to mastering self-discipline and "creative procrastination," through coping with rejections,... more...

  • Narrative Formby Professor Suzanne Keen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 33.00

    This handbook concisely introduces narrative form to advanced students of fiction. Beginning with a survey of major theorists and approaches, and using clearly defined terms, Narrative Form explains critical vocabulary and offers a variety of strategies for analyzing the formal qualities of fiction. Keen suggests that interpretations of form can... more...

  • Spider, Spin Me A Webby Lawrence Block

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    The craft of writing is a lot like spinning a web: You take threads and weave them skillfully together, and only you know where this intricate network of twists and turns begin and how it will end. Now, with Lawrence Bloock's expert advice, you can learn this art of entrapping your reader in a maze of facinating fiction. Spider, Spin Me a Web is... more...

  • Story and Situationby Ross Chambers; Wlad Godzich

    University of Minnesota Press 1984; US$ 70.50

    Studies the relation between teller and listener in a set of French, English, and American short stories from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. more...