Creating fiction: instruction and insights from teachers of the Associated Writing Programs. Front Cover Julie Checkoway QR code for Creating fiction. Buy a cheap copy of Creating Fiction book by Julie Checkoway. Ms. Checkoway has done a brilliant job of editing and choosing her authors. Creating fiction: instruction and insights from the teachers of Associated Writing Programs / edited by Julie Checkoway Checkoway, Julie. View online; Borrow.
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This collection of essays on creative writing, compiled and edited by Julie Checkoway, doesn’t disappoint.
The essays are all written by prominent writers and writing teachers of fiction. I picked this up for a measly dollar and lo, it turns out to be one of the best writing books of its kind and I’ve read my share. Account Options Sign in. It’s a collection of essays by contemporary writers, most of whom also teach writing workshops. I learned some really great things and some great exercises. I absolutely loved working from this book and plan to go through it again and again and again!
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Lists with This Book. Lan Samantha Chang presents strategies for structuring stories. From inside the book. This is one of my favorite writing books. Trivia About Creating Fiction They will find ways to evoke time and place from Richard Russo. You connect with some authors teachings, others not so much. Loads and loads of writing exercises for beginners each contributor has exercises based on their topic.
Their sage advice, combined with more than writing exercises, assure that Creating Fiction will engage and delight readers at any level of experience. My upper-level Creative Writing undergraduate students 4th year at the University of Houston love this book.
It was interesting nonetheless, but his success and the tactics he advocated seem unlikely to work for the likes of me. Checkoway is head of the creative writing program at the University of Georgia and is the president of the Associated Writing Programs.
I particularly liked the fictiom essays in this collection, because they felt a lot like writers talking about their own processes which is always crrating to meinstead of giving instructions about how it should be done. It isn’t bad so much that it isn’t very good. Very specific, detailed, filled with good examples and useful exercises.
Creating Fiction: Instruction and Insights from Teachers of the Associated Writing Programs
Want to Read Currently Reading Read. It’s a very accessible and hands-on book. I keep going back to it over and over again. May 18, Chitra Divakaruni rated it really liked it. Mar 26, Chicklit rated it really liked it Shelves: Adviezen over diverse technische aspecten van fictieschrijven, van een stuk of twintig verschillende schrijfdocenten van de Associated Writing Programs.
Instead of being a strict “how to” book, it presents several in-depth perspectives on the craft of fiction writing. Kyle Wright rated it really liked it Nov 18, There are also additional prompts in the last few pages of the book.
He affirmed my punctuation protests, though I do selectively use some British spellings. If the material with which you want to open the story is from the character’s deep past, then there has to be an important ficiton between what has happened in the past and what is about to happen.
Readers learn how to revise and edit from Jane Smiley. What to Do About Difficult Characters. From the simpler to the more complex topics of narrative fiction, writers like Joan Didion, Charles Baxter, Jane Smiley Lan Samantha Chang presents strategies for structuring stories; Charles Baxter explores tone and emphasis. Quotes from Creating Fiction Aug 27, Samir Rawas Sarayji jhlie it byy liked it Shelves: Instead of being a strict “how to” book, it presents several in-depth perspectives on the craft of fiction writing.
Thoughtful essays, practical advice, and many worthwhile exercises.