Here is a book about the craft of writing fiction that is thoroughly useful from the first to the last page–whether the reader is a beginner, a seasoned writer, or a. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data. Stern, Jerome (Jerome H.) Making shapely fiction / Jerome Stern. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references. Making Shapely Fiction. By. Jerome Stern. Powerpoint By Fallon Facade focuses on creating character through their own voices. ✤ Readers need to hear the.

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Initially this was assigned reading for a class and some of it I found intriguing. Loved the way this book is organized.

Making Shapely Fiction

It’d be great for beginning writers. Return to Book Page. Sep 05, Meghan rated it it was amazing Shelves: Hence, the abundance of my YA readings. Well, it’s not like there are ficction who missed me here. I could only hope. I came across this book as required reading in the now defunct UC Davis creative writing program.

This is one of, if not the best writing manual I’ve ever read. Short Takes on Life and Culture Not just the words part. The book is structured in three sections. It held many nice mwking for me.


He wrote for the Tallahassee Democrat and his essays, which he called “Radios,” were often heard on National Public Radio. Dec 06, Balbina rated it it was amazing.

It is sfern a book to read for someone wanting to grasp more information on how to write better. Making Shapely Fiction is a great book for writers. Part 3 is an alphabet list jsrome explain everything for a writer. If you guys had been wondering, I’ve been basking myself in the world of fanfiction. I could see immediately why they chose it. He also creates an alphabet for writers of fiction.

It is a great guide, and it can also be used as a dictionary of literary terms, with in-depth explanations and examples from well-known authors.

There were a few small tips I picked up from it, but it was mostly unhelpful and had some inappropriate fictio. Jan 01, Michael K. Refresh and try again. I was in Tumblr, there was this quote from this book that said, “Dialogue is not just quotation.

Altogether this is a very good writing book, as far as writing books go. This is an expert fictuon and teacher sending his notes from the trenches.

Some of them are more basic than others but the descriptions of all of them get you thinking and are helpful jrome relooking at current works in progress in ways that might have been hiding from the conscious mind.


In terms of providing story shapes and how they work best, this is a great encyclopedia of examples, and they come in hilarious, palatable doses.

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Apr 12, Kristen Chavis rated it it was amazing. Some are only a paragraph long, others are covered in a few pages. Just a very clear, easily digestible presentation of essential concepts. Sterm makes learning the shapes easy and his explanations Making Shapely Fiction is a book about the craft of writing. When tension and immediacy combine, the story begins.

It explains many terms that can trip a novice up: He writes with humor and uses excellent examples to underline his points. Shapely Fiction is a writing reference book full of memorable, spot-on one-liners. My library Help Advanced Book Search.