The stuff of fiction : advice on craft /

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Author / Creator:Bauer, Douglas.
Imprint:Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, c2000.
Description:135 p. ; 21 cm.
Language:English
Subject:Fiction -- Authorship.
Fiction -- Authorship.
Format: E-Resource Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/4386522
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ISBN:0472097334 (acid-free paper)
0472067338 (pbk. : acid-free paper)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (p. [133]-135).
Table of Contents:
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Openings: Ways of Starting the Story
  • 3. Dialogue: The Reader as Eavesdropper
  • 4. Characters: The Need for Flawed Heroes and Sympathetic Villains
  • 5. High Events: The Treatment of Dramatic Moments in Serious Fiction
  • 6. Sentiment versus Sentimentality: The First, Always; the Second, Never
  • 7. Closings: Ways of Ending the Story
  • 8. Conclusion.