04/05/2012 Share this story   Share on Facebook icon Share on Twitter icon Share on Pinterest icon Share on Google Plus icon Share on Linked In icon Share via Email icon

On Writing Fiction

204809e2-6c5a-49d1-9722-af79cc5f5e0d

In the US, David Jauss is a prizewinning fiction writer and a popular speaker at writers’ conventions. Now comes his collection of essays on different aspects of the writer’s craft. His essays are not prescriptive, how-to, pieces that attempt to define rules. Rather, they set out to explore their themes in such a way that they deepen your understanding, and therefore help you to recognise how and why good fiction writing works.

The subject matter of these essays varies widely: one looks, for example at how writing in the present or past tense can impact on your writing, and how you can even afford to shift tenses if you know how to do it effectively. Another discusses a range of fictional structures: mimetic, configurational, and thematic and shows how and when to use them.

Do such topics really matter? Yes, they do, because if you understand how fiction works then as you are writing your material you will know how to drive it forward.

 

Back to Bookshop

04/05/2012 Share this story Share on Facebook icon Share on Twitter icon Share on Pinterest icon Share on Google Plus icon Share on Linked In icon Share via Email icon

Recent Bookshop

30 Days, by Lance Clarke

A distinguished senator recruits an FBI agent to stage a fake jihadi kidnapping to save the American Dream. ...


Pachamama: Mother Earth Three Generations of a Bolivian Family, by Mariana Swann

Determined to unearth her family’s hidden history, one woman dives into her grandparents’ secrets and her ...


Who Cut Up the Moon?, by Lynne Hallett

A gentle bedtime read for children aged 2 - 4. Little Mouse and his friends notice there is a piece of the ...


As it is in Heaven, Winslow Nicholas

The body of a 21st Century scientist, Newton Flotman, is discovered deep underground inside a life support ...


Other Bookshop in this category

30 Days, by Lance Clarke

A distinguished senator recruits an FBI agent to stage a fake jihadi kidnapping to save the American Dream. ...


Pachamama: Mother Earth Three Generations of a Bolivian Family, by Mariana Swann

Determined to unearth her family’s hidden history, one woman dives into her grandparents’ secrets and her ...


Who Cut Up the Moon?, by Lynne Hallett

A gentle bedtime read for children aged 2 - 4. Little Mouse and his friends notice there is a piece of the ...


As it is in Heaven, Winslow Nicholas

The body of a 21st Century scientist, Newton Flotman, is discovered deep underground inside a life support ...