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And Then Something Happened

Essays on Fiction Writing

Debra Spark


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Debra Spark's Curious Attractions remains a hugely popular fiction writing guide thirteen years after its publication. Now, she tackles the thorniest aspects of literary fiction craft: plot, humor, research, scope, and more. In And Then Something Happened, Spark brings her widely-loved wisdom, wit, and care to these nuanced essays, full of examples, anecdotes, and analysis of your favorite writers' approaches to crafting stories and novels, plus a moving essay about the danger many of us face as we face the blank page.

Engine Books, 9781938126468, 248pp.

Publication Date: July 29, 2020

About the Author

Debra Spark is the author of five books of fiction, including Unknown Caller, The Pretty Girl, and Good for the Jews. Other books include Curious Attractions: Essays on Fiction Writing, and the anthology Twenty Under Thirty.