Making Shapely Fiction has ratings and 87 reviews. Lee said: I taught this one (and learned from it, too) — it’s real clear and funny and comprehens. 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. 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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The book is structured in three sections.

I will use this book. The warm, witty, wise voice draws you in, and you leave the book wanting to write—and knowing how.

Published November makint by W. This section is also somewhat repetitive: Making Shapely Fiction by Jerome Stern. I have read many books on the craft of writing and often am disappointed by a dearth of such examples — either there are too few or the author seems to have latched onto a few ideas on how fiction should work derivative of a few of their favorite books; or, there are many obscure references.

It’s perfect for writers in a hurry. Quotes from Making Shapely Fi A very helpful writing guide that explains the finer points maknig writing fiction. The basics, but not done in a way that makes you wanna barf. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.


Making Shapely Fiction

Jul 16, John Robin rated it it was amazing Shelves: Make this a full conversation. I read selections from this textbook for my creative writing class. He wrote for the Tallahassee Democrat and his essays, which he called “Radios,” were often heard on National Public Radio.

Stern essentially breaks down the craft of writing and explains how each step works. A fantastic book that will change the way writers look at fiction.

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

Ill have to give it another go later in life when Jeeome have enjoy it and not pick at it for class. I’ve never seen writing described in this manner, it offered solid tips and techniques.

Sep 07, Ann Douglas rated it it was amazing Shelves: Part 3 Making Shapely Fiction is a great book for writers. There are many other writing books I would rather recommend in a heartbeat.

Jul 21, Jennifer Worrell ejrome it really liked it Shelves: Crazy I tell you, crazy. My library Help Fcition Book Search. I taught this one and learned from it, too — it’s real clear and funny and comprehensive and efficiently ordered. I read through and took notes on the items that spoke to me. I came across this book as required reading in the now defunct UC Davis creative writing program.


Part 2 is an interlude to explain to writers that they should write what you know and what not to do when it comes to writing.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Stern makes learning the shapes easy and his explanations on they work helps bring the concepts to life. 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 teacher of writing.

Jerome Stern maintains that learning to write spontaneously is the first step to writing well. It is grimaces, pauses, adjustments of blouses, doodles on a napkin, and crossings of legs.