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Meander, spiral, explode : design and pattern in narrative

Author: Jane Alison
Publisher: New York : Catapult, 2019.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Novelist and writing teacher Jane Alison illuminates the many shapes other than the usual wavelike "narrative arc" that can move fiction forward. The stories she loves most follow other organic patterns found in nature-spirals, meanders, and explosions, among others. Alison's manifesto for new modes of narrative will appeal to serious readers and writers alike.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Alison, Jane, 1961-
Meander, spiral, explode.
New York : Catapult, 2019
(OCoLC)1049791446
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jane Alison
ISBN: 1948226146 9781948226141
OCLC Number: 1084359265
Notes: Description based upon print version of record.
Description: 1 online resource (126 p.)
Contents: Intro; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Introduction; Primary Elements; 1. Point, Line, Texture; 2. Movement and Flow; 3. Color; Patterns; 4. Waves; 5. Wavelets; 6. Meanders; 7. Spirals; 8. Radials or Explosions; 9. Networks and Cells; 10. Fractals; 11. Tsunami?; Epilogue; Acknowledgments; Works Mentioned
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Novelist and writing teacher Jane Alison illuminates the many shapes other than the usual wavelike "narrative arc" that can move fiction forward. The stories she loves most follow other organic patterns found in nature-spirals, meanders, and explosions, among others. Alison's manifesto for new modes of narrative will appeal to serious readers and writers alike.

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