A deft analysis and appreciation of fictionwhat makes it work and what can make it fail.
New York Times“Useful on the most practical level.... [Stern] plunges his readers into the middle of things.”
Booklist“Offers a raft of examples that explain the techniques used by novelists from Flaubert to Updike—an eminently helpful and engaging writer's guide.”
Jesse Lee Kercheval“A complete original. The warm, witty, wise voice draws you in, and you leave the book wanting to write—and knowing how.”
Ron Carlson“Jerome Stern has done us all a favor with this canny little book. If you are interested in writing, ;'read it now'. This is an expert writer and teacher sending his notes from the trenches. Never has caution been so exhilarating, advice so wry. I will use this book.”
Bob Shacochis“Clarifies the mumbo-jumbo. For serious students of fiction, Jerome Stern is the Alpha crow. Follow him and shave the miles off your flying time.”
- Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
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