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Method and Madness : the Making of a Story (09 Edition)by Alice Laplante
Thursday, March 20, 2014 07:30 PM
Powell's City of Books on Burnside, Portland, OR
With a rare combination of gripping storytelling, vivid prose, and remarkable insight into character, Alice LaPlante, author of the acclaimed Turn of Mind, brings to life a story of passion and obsession that will haunt readers long after they turn the final page. A charged and provocative psychological thriller, A Circle of Wives (Atlantic Monthly Press) dissects the dynamics of love and marriage, trust and jealousy, posing the terrifying question: How well do you really know your spouse?
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Method and Madness takes its title from Hamlet: "Though this be madness, yet there is method in't." Comprehensive and accessible, it provides guidelines to all aspects of fiction writing, from generating ideas to getting published. With a wealth of imaginative yet practical exercises and 39 stories--the most in any guide to fiction writing--Method and Madness offers friendly, down-to-earth instruction in the art and craft of fiction.
A fresh, inspiring guide to writing fiction.
'A fresh, inspiring guide to writing fiction.\n
About the Author
Alice LaPlante teaches creative writing at San Francisco State University and Stanford University, where she is a former Wallace Stegner Fellow. Her fiction has been published in the Southwest Review, Epoch, and Stanford Magazine, and her nonfiction has been published in Discover, BusinessWeek, and the San Jose Mercury News, among other publications. She lives in Palo Alto, California.
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