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Making Shapely Fiction

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  • Posted May 9, 2010

    A Solid Foundation to Writing Fiction

    Making Shapely Fiction is an informative and well written lesson book. If you want to learn the basics about writing fiction, this book is a perfect place to start. Stern is a writer who knows how to keep things interesting and informative at the same time. His examples are short and he gets to the point quickly, which is good given there are many lessons throughout the book. While Stern seems to have made his own vocabulary, the definitions are what is most important. Sometimes Stern stresses unimportant points and ignores points that seem very interesting, but overall he does a good job at getting across good information.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 8, 2001

    An Outstanding Basic Guide

    I am a writer and a teacher of creative writing at the college level. I have found this book an invaluable, witty, and well organized guide. Because I tend to reject prescriptive or overly new-agey approaches to the craft of writing, this book's literate and clear-eyed approach worked excellently for me. My students loved it too.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2007

    best book on writing

    I've read many books on writing and this is easily the most helpful. Clear, concise, well-organized and witty.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 6, 2012

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    Very Highly Recommended

    Of all the books I've read on how to write, and there have been many, this is easily one of the most helpful. It is clear, concise, well-organized and very easy to understand. It has helped me tremendously and I highly recommend it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2013

    Required book for college creative writing course.

    Order arrived promptly and in great condition, but I haven't actually started reading the stories yet.

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  • Posted September 19, 2011

    Jonny

    I downloaded this Nook and it doesn't work. Tried on Android, Mac and PC.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted March 10, 2010

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