Making Shapely Fiction has ratings and 87 reviews. Lee said: I taught this one (and learned from it, too) — it’s real clear and funny and comprehens. 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. 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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Published November 17th by W. May 11, Elizabeth C. I don’t usually make sense in my reviews anyway.

Return to Book Page. Oh my God, it has been a while since I’ve written a decent review on Goodreads.

shaprly I taught this one and learned from it, too — it’s real clear and funny and comprehensive and efficiently ordered. A special section features an Alphabet for Writers: I’ve been introduced to this book because the shapes that Stern provided could be applied to scenes too – so that a story is a combination of well-shaped scenes.

Each vignette goes into the term with examples and insights on how it’s been used well and advice on how to use said device. This book is organized into two parts. 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? To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Part 3 Making Shapely Fiction is a great book for writers.


Making Shapely Fiction by Jerome Stern

This is an expert writer and teacher sending his notes from the trenches. Never has caution been so exhilarating, advice so wry. I don’t know, Makinv must not be making any sense. Part 2 is an interlude to explain to writers that they should write what you know and what not to do when it comes to writing.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. I could see immediately why they chose it. And quite a lot spoke to me.

It is a book that will help you write your book, should I rephrase that statement, make you produce a work of art. It’s not like that.

In terms of providing story shapes and how they work best, this is a great encyclopedia of examples, and they come in hilarious, palatable doses. He writes with humor and uses excellent examples to underline his points. I can’t even review them here because they’re all “books” that have no ISBNs or idk.

This book is an A to Z list exploring the function and importance of some elements of fiction. Nov 07, Samantha rated it liked it. An irreverent but thoughtful way to bone up on the basics or just be reminded of what you’re doing and why.

Making Shapely Fiction

Aug 14, Julie Dill rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: The first half discusses a variety of story-forms, structures, that are useful to solve problems or achieve a result. When tension and immediacy combine, the story begins. Jun 10, Sara Batkie added it. It explains many makint that can trip a novice up: Would love to use this as a textbook. The second section has some “don’t write these kind of stories” advice, perhaps valid. Covers a variety of topics and works like an encyclopedia.


Here is a book about the craft of writing fiction that is thoroughly shapeely from the first to the last page—whether the reader is a beginner, a seasoned writer, or a teacher of writing.

The book came close to making me switch from poetry writing to fiction writing in grad school. Oct 03, Carolyn rated jegome it was ok.

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It also has the bonus of being clear that none of its precepts are set in stone, which is always refreshing when looking at craft books. Account Options Sign in. Stern No preview available – Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. There were a few small tips I picked up from it, but it was mostly unhelpful and had some inappropriate content. To ask other readers questions about Making Shapely Fictionplease sign up.