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Beyond the First Draft: The Art of Fiction
by John Casey
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0393241084, Hardcover)
For students and writers alike, a brilliant guide to the craft of writing by the National Book Award–winning author of Spartina.From acclaimed novelist John Casey comes a book of “suggestions about things to do, things to think about when your writing has got you lost in the woods.” In “Dogma and Anti-Dogma,” Casey contemplates whether you can in fact teach someone to write; in “What’s Funny?” he muses on humor in writing; in “If I Were a Flower, What Kind of Flower Would I Be,” he tells the story of himself as a young writer acting in a play and considers the idea of writing as performance; and in “In Other Words,” he discusses the art of translation. Also included are discussions of point of view, voice, structure, scene-setting, and more. Gleaned from a lifetime of writing, reading, and teaching, this original-minded, clever, and always illuminating guide is sure to engage and motivate readers through the subtle and magical art of writing fiction.
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