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Where the Stories Come from: Beginning to Write Fiction

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Where the Stories Come From defines basic terms in creative writing and explains the fundamentals of character, plot, point of view, verb tense, narrative structure, setting, dialogue, subtext, and theme. Thinking Things Through: Ask Yourself, Ask Readers, Try This, Exploration, and Exercises: Located at the end of every chapter, this section applies and explores chapter ...more
Paperback, 544 pages
Published July 24th 2001 by Longman Publishing Group
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Jun 02, 2014 Rose rated it it was ok
Quick review for a quick read. This was a decent compilation, but I'll admit I expected a bit more from it, even for an introductory text. Probably some of the most useful advice Sibyl Johnston provides are in the considerations for the writer at the end of each chapter and exercises. There are some interesting questions prompted for readers as well, though I think it functions better when you're in a critique group environment.

I didn't always agree with some of the advice given with critique gr
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This book was used in my Intro to Fiction class. It has good insights into ideas for stories.
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