Fiction Writer's Handbook
This book offers practical advice on every aspect of writing novels and short stories: plotting and narrative development, characterization and dialogue, sources of material, planning an opening, roughing out chapters, using suspense and emotional color, rewriting and highlighting and much more. Examples drawn from the works of outstanding writers, past and present, illust...more
Founders and first editors of Story magazine Hallie and Whit Burnett composed this Fiction Writer's Handbook. Though published over 40 years ago, the "practical advice" as well as the contributing writer anecdotes still hold up.
From writer "skills" of observation and habit development to a wonderful section on the novella, the Burnetts' handbook becomes a solid anchor of reference for anyone delving into the dangerous waters of creative prose writing and publishing.
The section on Henry ...more
One entertaining aspect of this book is that ...more