How Fiction Works

How Fiction Works

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Think of your fiction like a clock, a marvel of mainsprings and wheels, pinions and pendulums. It's an extraordinary organization of diverse elements, channeling energy and tension into the regular coordination of action and reaction, rotating gears and moving hands. abreak;abreak;Oakley Hall, writing teacher emeritus, invites you as his apprentice to study fiction's inner workings, the pegs and screws upon which a good story depends. You'll find the elements of fiction examined and illuminated, with insights into how they must interact to create a distinctive story. abreak;abreak;In sharing lessons taught by years of experience and by citing examples from dozens of esteemed writers, Hall makes working alongside a master thoroughly pleasurable, as well as an invaluable opportunity to craft fiction that is tuned like a precision timepiece.He has served in Vietnam, where he has been wounded by a land mine called a Bouncing Betty. ... Caveat: Flashbacks Flashbacks as an aid in fiction may have been invented by Ford Madox Ford and Joseph Conrad early in the twentiethanbsp;...

Title:How Fiction Works
Author:Oakley Hall
Publisher:Writer's Digest Books - 2003-12-15


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