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No one looks at structure like Jesse Lee Kercheval. She builds a work of fiction just as an architect would design a house—with an eye for details and how all parts of a story or novel interconnect. Even with the most dynamic language, images, and characters, no piece of fiction will work without a strong infrastructure. Kercheval shows how to build that structure using such tools as point of view, characterization, pacing, and flashbacks. Building Fiction will help you envision the landscape of your fiction and build great stories there.
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Jesse Lee Kercheval is the Sally Meade Hands Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, where she directs the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing and codirects the Program in Creative Writing. Her memoir,Space, won the Alex Award from the American Library Association. She is also the author of a novel,The Museum of Happiness; two collections of poems, Dog Angel and World as Dictionary; and a story collection, The Dogeater, which won the Associated Writing Programs Award in Short Fiction.From Library Journal:
Short story writer and novelist Kercheval (The Museum of Happiness, LJ 10/15/93) compares writing fiction to designing a house. All the pieces must come together and form a whole structure to achieve a desired effect. Kercheval's first nine chapters cover basics such as finding ideas, beginning a story, characterization, and revision. The final three chapters talk about specific forms like the novel, short story, and experimental writing. Each chapter ends with a set of exercises to help students understand and practice the concepts explained. A well-written and useful work with pertinent examples from Kercheval's own writing and other popular fiction as well as classic authors such as Hemingway and Austen; recommended for public libraries.?Lisa J. Cihlar, Winfield P.L., Ill.
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