Writing Fiction (Paperback)

A Guide to Narrative Craft

By Janet Burroway, Elizabeth Stuckey-French, Ned Stuckey-French

Longman Publishing Group, 9780205750344, 410pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 2010

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The most widely used and respected text in its field, "Writing Fiction, 7e" by novelists Janet Burroway and Elizabeth Stuckey-French guides the novice story writer from first inspiration to final revision by providing practical writing techniques and concrete examples. Written in a tone that is personal and non-prescriptive, the text encourages students to develop proficiency through each step of the writing process, offering an abundance of exercises designed to spur writing and creativity. The text also integrates diverse contemporary short stories in every chapter in the belief that the reading of inspiring fiction goes hand-in-hand with the writing of fresh and exciting stories.

About the Author

JANET BURROWAY is the author of plays, poetry, essays, children's books, and eight novels including "The Buzzards," "Raw Silk "(runner up for the National Book Award), "Opening Nights," "Cutting Stone," and "Bridge of Sand." Her publications include a collection of personal essays, "Embalming Mom," in addition to a volume of poetry, "Material Goods," and two children's books in verse, "The ""Truck on the Track "and "The Giant Jam Sandwich ." Her most recent plays, "Medea with Child "(The Reva Shiner Award), "Sweepstakes," "Division of Property "(Arts & Letters Award), and "Parts of Speech," have received readings and productions in NewYork, London, San Francisco, Hollywood, Chicago, and various regional theatres. Her textbook "Writing Fiction," now in its eighth edition, is the most widely used creative writing text in the United States. She is Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor Emerita at the Florida State University in Tallahassee.