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The stuff of fiction : advice on craft

Author: Douglas Bauer
Publisher: Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : Rev. & enl. edView all editions and formats
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Focuses on the building blocks of successful fiction, including dialogue, characters, dramatic events, openings and closings, and the issue of sentiment versus sentimentality. This edition  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bauer, Douglas.
Stuff of fiction.
Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, ©2006
(OCoLC)794301117
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Douglas Bauer
ISBN: 0472031538 9780472031535
OCLC Number: 63390598
Description: x, 189 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Openings : ways of starting the story --
And so we begin --
Sentences : doing the dusty work --
How sentences work --
Dialogue : the reader as eavesdropper --
Think of your ears as magnets --
Putting it in context : foreground needs background --
But why did the queen die? --
Implicit narrative : achieving subtlety while avoiding confusion --
Presence and absence --
Characters : flawed heroes and sympathetic villains --
Making heroes flawed --
High events : the treatment of dramatic moments --
The richness of the resonance --
Sentiment versus sentimentality : the first, always; the second, never --
No cheating allowed --
Closings : ways of ending the story --
Finally.
Responsibility: Douglas Bauer.
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Step into Bauer's ballroom and you'll find a sophisticated handling of the provocative universe of fiction. - The Writer

 
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