In this guide, award-winning author Nancy Kress explores the crucial relationship between characterization and plot, illustrating how vibrant, well-constructed characters act as the driving force behind an exceptional story.
In teaching you the fundamentals of creating characters that will keep your readers spellbound, Kress utilizes:
Dozens of excerpts from well-known fiction
Enlightening... [click here for more]
Master the Elements of the Writing Workshop
The great paradox of the writing life is that to be a good writer, you must be both interested in the world around you and comfortable working in solitude for hours on end. Fiction Writer's Workshop, Second Edition, is designed to help you foster a strong sense of independence—of being and thinking on your own, of becoming self-evaluative without... [click here for more]
Writing Fiction Step by Stepgives you more than 200 exercises that will sharpen your writing skills while helping you develop complete short stories, even novels.
In this sequel to his very popular Fiction Writer's Workshop, Whiting Award-winning author Josip Novakovich shows you that writing fiction is about making connections–between character and plot, setting and conflict,... [click here for more]