Narrative Design: A Writer's Guide to Structure

Narrative Design: A Writer's Guide to Structure

by Madison Smartt Bell
     
 
A roll-up-your-sleeves approach to writing fiction by one of today's best writers. With clarity, verve, and the sure instincts of a good teacher, Madison Smartt Bell illuminates the process of narrative design. In essays and analyses of twelve stories by established writers and students, Bell emphasizes the primary importance of form as the backdrop against which all

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A roll-up-your-sleeves approach to writing fiction by one of today's best writers. With clarity, verve, and the sure instincts of a good teacher, Madison Smartt Bell illuminates the process of narrative design. In essays and analyses of twelve stories by established writers and students, Bell emphasizes the primary importance of form as the backdrop against which all other elements of a story must work. Discussions of the unconscious mind and creativity reinforce other essentials of good writing. Madison Smartt

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393971231
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
03/28/1997
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.36(w) x 9.23(h) x 1.03(d)

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