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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The book is split into four parts. Initially this was assigned reading for a class and some of it I found intriguing. The A-Z section, though, is a bit didactic, and lacks the fun and creative tone of the first half although the examples of good and bad prose are equally entertaining- where are they from?

Return to Book Page. Haynes rated it it was amazing. Nice and tight and insightful!

Hence, the abundance of my YA readings. Make this a full conversation. I reread this, since I’m using this for my Introduction to Fiction workshop, and it holds up after all these years.

The first part of the book, which deals with different “shapes” of fiction thus jeroms the somewhat embarrassing title is excellent.

I read selections from this textbook for my creative writing class.


Making Shapely Fiction by Jerome Stern

Jul 21, Jennifer Worrell rated it really liked it Shelves: It’s probably not such a good idea to have examples of bad prose be so much fun in their badness. His incisive monologues are regularly heard on National Public Radio. Part 3 is an alphabet list to explain everything for a writer. Fictiob first half discusses a variety of story-forms, structures, that are useful to solve problems or achieve a result.

Making Shapely Fiction

Not just the words part. I read through and took notes on the items that spoke to me. It’s not really the kind of book you’d read through to help perfect your writing, as you would a traditional novel-writing how-to.

Sep 01, Kate Willis marked it as unfinished. I have read many books on the craft of writing and often am disappointed by a dearth of such examples — either there are too few or the author seems to have latched onto a few ideas on how fiction should work derivative of a few of their favorite books; or, there are many obscure references.

Published November 17th by W. Crazy I tell you, crazy. One of the best books on the craft of writing I’ve ever read.

This book has been of help to me, somehow, into writing shapely fiction. Apr 12, Kristen Chavis rated it it was amazing. Because apparently and 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 xtern 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. May 11, Elizabeth C.


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A special section features an Alphabet for Writers: I don’t usually make sense in my reviews anyway. No trivia or quizzes yet. Jul 16, John Robin rated it it was amazing Shelves: An interesting read on the writing. Jul 28, Shannon rated it it was ok.

Since part of taking the class was being able to use Brown University’s resources, I ingeniously borrowed it from their library they in turn had to borrow it from SUNY Buffalo. Yeah, it’s been that long since I laid my eyes on fictlon self-help book.

This section is also somewhat repetitive: Stern No preview available – Making Shapely Fiction is a great book for writers. As I’ve written above, I’ve been readin Oh my God, it has been a dhapely since I’ve written a decent review on Goodreads.