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A Passion for Narrative
Author: Jack Hodgins

ISBN: 9780771041983
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 18 January 2001
Dimensions (cm): 20.904 x 13.36 x 2.108
Description:
This book is not intended to persuade you to take up writing novels or short stories - "It's going to be a lot of work," Jack Hodgins warns. Nor will it tell you how to market your stories. But it will take you through the problems facing any fiction writer and show you how some of the best writers in English have solved them.
The chapters are clear and comprehensive: " Finding Your Own Stories; One Good Sentence After Another" - on the skills of writing well; "Setting; Character" - how to make your characters come alive; "Plot; Structure" - "The Architecture of Story"; "Point of View and Voice; Metaphors, Symbols and Allusions; Revising" - an all-important chapter that also deals with the impact of writing on a computer; "The Story of a Story" - where Jack Hodgins talks of his own experience with one of his most famous stories; and the final chapter, "And Now What? "- "Creating Your Own Workshop," which builds on the fact that every chapter in the book contains writing exercises to help you work away at home at "the mysterious business of writing fiction."
As an award-winning novelist and short-story w...

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