How to Write Fiction (And Think About It)

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If you are a writer of fiction, this practical handbook will teach you how to acquire your own writer's tool-box. Here you will learn all about developing your craft. The wide-ranging exploration of fiction-writing skills contains many unique features, such as the focus on reflective learning and tuition on advanced skills including foreshadowing, transitions and producing short story cycles. Throughout, the approach is centred on three kinds of activity:

- examining the theory of particular fiction writing skills
- analysing the practice of these skills in examples of published work
- practising the use of skills in fiction-writing exercises.

What makes this guide so distinctive, though, is the way it consistently asks you to reflect on your work, and stresses the importance of being able to articulate the processes of writing.

Packed with wisdom about the art of fiction and filled with writing exercises, How To Write Fiction (And Think About It) examines the work of today's finest authors to teach you everything you need to know about writing short stories or longer fiction. Whether you are a student, a would-be professional author, or a general reader who simply likes to write for pleasure, this guide will equip you with a portfolio of key fiction-writing skills.

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ROBERT GRAHAM is Programme Leader of the BA Creative Writing degree at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. His previous publications include The Road to Somewhere: A Creative Writing Companion (Palgrave Macmillan, 2004).

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"[B]oth novice and experienced fiction writers can learn from this book. Fiction writing is not something that you can rely on sheer talent to get right, you really do need to understand the functions of storycraft. As such, reminding yourself of what needs to be done as well as working on any weaknesses is not a bad idea. If I can learn something from this book then I'm sure you will as well." —GF Willmetts

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