The classic guide to writing short fiction -- Revised & Expanded 3rd ed.
"What Knight doesn't know about writing the short story cannot be put into expository prose anyway."
"Damon Knight is one of the preeminent teachers of writing in this country. Creating Short Fiction should be considered essential for all beginning writers... not to mention a few others, who've forgotten the invaluable information it contains."
Distilled from decades of teaching and practice, Creating Short Fiction offers no-nonsense advice on structure, pacing, dialogue, getting ideas, and much more. It includes examples and exercises that have proved their extraordinary effectiveness in classrooms and workshops everywhere. Creating Short Fiction is a timeless classic that brims with priceless advice for anyone interested in writing short stories.
Damon Knight, a SFWA Grand Master, founder of SFWA, author of dozens of well-regarded books and long-time writing teacher, founded the Milford Writers' Workshop that was the basis for the renowned writers' workshops such as Clarion and Critters.
"To those who hunger to be writers I commend this book without reservation."
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About the Author
Damon Knight was an American science fiction author, editor, critic and fan. His forte was short stories and he is widely acknowledged as having been a master of the genre. He was a member of the Futurians, an early organization of the most prominent SF writers of the day. He founded the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc. (SFWA), the primary writers' organization for genre writers, as well as the Milford Writers workshop and co-founded the Clarion Writers Workshop. He edited the notable Orbit anthology series, and received the Hugo and SFWA Grand Master award. The award was later renamed in his honor. He was married to fellow writer Kate Wilhelm. More books from Damon Knight are available at: http://reanimus.com/authors/damonknight