Creating Short Fiction: The Classic Guide to Writing Short Fiction by Damon Knight, Damon Knight |, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Creating Short Fiction: The Classic Guide to Writing Short Fiction

Creating Short Fiction: The Classic Guide to Writing Short Fiction

by Damon Knight, Damon Knight
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

Distilled from decades of teaching and practice, this book offers clear and direct advice on structure, pacing, dialogue, getting ideas, working with the unconscious, and more. Newly revised and expanded for this Third Edition, Creating Short Fiction is a popular and widely trusted guide to writing short stories of originality, durability, and quality.

Overview

Distilled from decades of teaching and practice, this book offers clear and direct advice on structure, pacing, dialogue, getting ideas, working with the unconscious, and more. Newly revised and expanded for this Third Edition, Creating Short Fiction is a popular and widely trusted guide to writing short stories of originality, durability, and quality. Celebrated short-story author and writing instructor Knight also includes many examples and exercises that have been effective in classrooms and workshops everywhere.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

“To those who hunger to be writers I commend this book without reservation.” —Harlan Ellison

“What Knight doesn't know about writing the short story cannot be put into expository prose anyway.” —Algis Budrys

“Knight is one of the preeminent teachers of writing in this country. [This book] should be considered essential for all beginning writers . . . not to mention a few others, who've forgotten the valuable information it contains.” —Lucius Shepard, author of The Jaguar Hunter

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312150945
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
03/28/1997
Edition description:
Third Edition, Revised Edition
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
499,858
Product dimensions:
6.07(w) x 8.19(h) x 0.63(d)

Related Subjects

Meet the Author

Damon Knight earned his reputation as a modern master of the short story with such classics as "I See You," "The Handler," "To Serve Man," and "The Country of the Kind." He and his wife, Kate Wilhelm, taught short-story writing at the Clarion Workshop for almost thirty years, during which time he worked with many of today's prominent writers. Knight has also received the C.E.S. Wood Award and the SFWA Grand Master Award for his writing.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >