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How Fiction Works


In the tradition of E. M. Forster's "Aspects of the Novel" and Milan Kundera's "The Art of the Novel", "How Fiction Works" is a scintillating and ... Show synopsis

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writers' resource

by becket on Apr 16, 2009

Woods gives you, the writer, very valuable insight into your craft. This book may take several readings to fully appreciate. It follows in the footsteps of E.M. Forster's "Aspects of the Novel." Let's say you are concerned with expressing the thought of your character. Wood takes you through the ... More


Lives up to its title

by englishmajor1 on Sep 11, 2008

So many books on literary criticism with so much confusion regarding "point of view", but this little book, such at treat to read, gives the best sense of author- reader relationship, I've ever read. If you are a writer, in any capacity, read this book. You will see why some fiction works. and some ... More

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