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is a fresh and inspiring guide to the basics of creative writing--both fiction and creative nonfiction. Its hands-on, completely accessible approach walks writers through each stage of the creative process, from the initial triggering idea to the revision of the final manuscript. It is unique in combing the three main aspects of creative writing instruction: process (finding inspiration, getting ideas on the page), craft (specific techniques like characterization), and anthology (learning by reading masters of the form). Succinct, clear definitions of basic terms of fiction are accompanied by examples, including excerpts from masterpieces of short fiction and essays as well as contemporary novels. A special highlight is Alice LaPlante's systematic debunking of many of the so-called rules of creative writing. This book is perfect for writers working alone as well as for creative writing classes, both introductory and advanced.

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A bestseller: wonderfully lucid and illuminating, Alice LaPlante's guide to writing fiction "recalls Francine Prose's bestseller, " ().

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'The Making of a Storyis a fresh and inspiring guide to the basics of creative writing\'\"both fiction and creative nonfiction. The book is perfect for writers working alone as well as for creative writing classes, both introductory and advanced.'

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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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Ayse, July 22, 2011 (view all comments by Ayse)
Finally a creative writing text that doesn't say the same old things but actually treats writing like the process that it is. Includes classic short stories, like "Sonny's Blues" by James Baldwin, as well as some less known but wonderful stories like "My Date with Satan" by Stacey Richter
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ISBN:
9780393337082
Author:
Laplante, Alice
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Author:
La Plante, Alice
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing - General
Subject:
Writing Skills
Subject:
Rhetoric
Subject:
Report writing
Subject:
English language -- Style.
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing
Subject:
Reference/Writing
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20100131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
677
Dimensions:
9.2 x 6.1 x 1.8 in 1.65 lb

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"Synopsis" by , A bestseller: wonderfully lucid and illuminating, Alice LaPlante's guide to writing fiction "recalls Francine Prose's bestseller, " ().
"Synopsis" by , 'The Making of a Storyis a fresh and inspiring guide to the basics of creative writing\'\"both fiction and creative nonfiction. The book is perfect for writers working alone as well as for creative writing classes, both introductory and advanced.'
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