Novelsmithing, The Structural Foundation of Plot, Character, and Narration

Novelsmithing, The Structural Foundation of Plot, Character, and Narration

by David Sheppard

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BN ID: 2940000840641
Publisher: David Sheppard
Publication date: 03/31/2010
Series: Author's Craft , #1
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 191,801
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

David Sheppard is the author of Story Alchemy: The Search for the Philosopher's Stone of Storytelling, and Novelsmithing: The Structural Foundation of Plot, Character, and Narration. He is also the author of the non-fiction work Oedipus on a Pale Horse, and the novel The Mysteries, A Novel of Ancient Eleusis (two volumes). He holds a bachelor's from Arizona State and a master's from Stanford University. He also studied creative writing and American Literature at the University of Colorado. His poetry has appeared in The Paris Review and in England (The 1987 Arvon International Poetry Competition Anthologyjudged by Ted Hughes and Seamus Heaney). While living in Colorado he was a member of the Rocky Mountain Writers Guild for seven years, participated in its Live Poets Society and Advanced Novel Workshop, and chaired its Literary Society. He founded a novel critique group that lasted ten years. He has attended the Aspen Writers Conference in Colorado and the Sierra Writing Camp in California. He has taught Novel Writing and Greek Mythology at New Mexico State University at Carlsbad. He has traveled throughout western Europe and is an amateur photographer and astronomer.

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Novelsmithing, The Structural Foundation of Plot, Character, and Narration 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I believe the author when he says his first novel is rambling. Those metaphors should be a little more succinct. It seems more like flowery prose praising his method then useful direction.