Here is a book about the craft of writing fiction that is thoroughly useful from the first to the last page–whether the reader is a beginner, a seasoned writer, or a. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data. Stern, Jerome (Jerome H.) Making shapely fiction / Jerome Stern. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references. Making Shapely Fiction. By. Jerome Stern. Powerpoint By Fallon Facade focuses on creating character through their own voices. ✤ Readers need to hear the.

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Lists with This Book. You seriously have no idea how much fanfiction I’ve read. His incisive monologues are regularly heard on National Public Radio. When tension and immediacy combine, the story begins.

Stern makes learning the shapes easy and his explanations on they work helps bring the concepts to life. What I found most impressive about Stern’s approach is his vast references to foundational authors and works that define fiction.

A few interesting points, but mostly felt like a book by someone who set out to write a book, not someone with something to say. When tension and immediacy combine, the story begins. It’s clear, concise, and practical. Trivia About Making Shapely Fi Had some fairly interesting stuff and worked well with the teacher to explain the material.

I read selections from this textbook for my creative writing class. This is THE best book I’ve read on writing fiction to date.

If you guys had been wondering, I’ve been basking myself in the world of fanfiction. Part 3 is an alphabet list to explain everything for a writer.

He also creates an alphabet for writers of fiction.

Jreome you need to know what “plot” is, for example, this is a good place to find out. Sep 01, Kate Willis marked it as unfinished. Well, it’s not like there are people who missed me here.


This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. I read through and took notes on the items that spoke to me. It is grimaces, pauses, adjustments of blouse buttons, doodles on a napkin, and crossings of legs. A special section features an Alphabet for Writers: Because apparently uerome lately, I’ve been going crazy about this Kpop group, and the only thing that’s keeping me sane right now are the books that have been waiting on my shelves how funny, they’re just usually on our cabinet, or the stairs–my books are all over the place to be read or noticed by me.

The second half of the book is an “A to Z” list of all the different aspects of fiction ex: This is an expert writer and teacher sending his notes from the trenches. Aug 14, Julie Dill rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: But even worse is to be squeamish and euphemistic.

Topics like atmosphere, dialogue, tension, endings, structure, and suspense are very helpful and made me jeroje and rework my NaNoWriMo project. A fantastic book that will change the way writers look at fiction. This book is an amazing tour de force that any writer or editor should read, for education as well as edification.

Jul 16, John Robin rated it it was amazing Shelves: It is a great guide, and it can also be used as a dictionary of literary terms, with in-depth explanations and examples from well-known authors.

I think the first section of the book is quite useful as a kickstarter for writing different types of stories. If you aren’t comfortable writing about foul-mouthed characters, you shouldn’t.


Making Shapely Fiction

It’s perfect for writers in a hurry. Sep 05, Meghan rated it it was amazing Shelves: The good news is I’ve been writing recently and when there’s good news there’s also the bad news, the mmaking is I haven’t been able to finish any of them. Some are only a paragraph long, others are covered in a few pages.

It will tell you not how to write ejrome show you how you should write. Would love to use this as a textbook. Making Shapely Fiction is a book about the craft of writing. I can’t even review them here because they’re all “books” that have no ISBNs or idk.

It is a book that shapdly help you write your book, should I rephrase that statement, make you produce a work of art. It is grimaces, pauses, adjustments of blouses, doodles on a napkin, and crossings of legs. For instance, there’s a term “zig zag” that goes into back and forth plotting and there’s more typical terms like “point of view,” “pacing” “mis en scene” It’s a crazy-quick read.

The book is divided into a series of topic-specific chapters, each of which focuses on a topic related to fiction writing. Paperbackpages. Jul 28, Shannon rated it it was ok.

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Never has caution been so exhilarating, advice so wry. An irreverent but thoughtful way to bone up on the basics or just be reminded of what you’re doing and why.

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