The Art and Craft of Fiction has ratings and 12 reviews. Thomas said: This is one of the best primers on writing fiction I’ve read in a long while. S. Brief, practical, and wonderfully readable gives aspiring writers all they need-in under pages. Michael Kardos focuses on technique and presents fiction writing as a teachable (and learnable) art. With an organization built on methods and.
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The Art and Craft of Fiction by Michael Kardos
Also, the way in which the elements of fiction unfold throughout the book can get a little messy and unsystematic. I will admit that I didn’t love the inclusion of a set anthology although I get why Kardos did it.
Instructors trust The Art and Craft of Fiction to help structure their course, and reinforce and complement their teaching points with examples and exercises. My library Help Advanced Book Search.
The Art and Craft of Fiction: A Writer’s Guide
The anthology is fantastic, the book is conversational and easy to read, and Kardos definitely knows what he’s talking about when it comes to the craft of anv.
He has a degree in music from Princeton University and played the drums professionally for a number of years before receiving his MFA from Ohio State and his Ph. Alcieta rated it liked it Sep 15, This is a text I’m mining for stuff to use in the Creative Writing class – frankly, it reads like a text and it’s dull.
Starr rated it really liked it Sep 13, Books by Michael Kardos. His short stories have appeared in The Southern ReviewCrazyhorsePrairie Schoonerand kagdos other magazines and anthologies. Theressa rated it really liked it Mar 10, Enough to talk about in class with Janet and others. It’s not inspiring, it’s just a tool, and maybe that’s OK for a text.
Michael Kardos focuses on technique and presents fiction writing as a teachable and learnable art. He delivers clear instruction, effective examples, and assignments that build toward finished work in a tone reviewers praise as “pitch perfect.
Crafr Fontenot rated it liked it Jun 26, Feb 04, Sarah rated it really liked it. Sarah Talbot rated it really liked it Dec 03, The Art and Craft of Fiction: I’ve read a lot of books on writing, and I think of all of them, this one might have been the easiest to understand.
At some point, probably because I knew I wasn’t going to use the book as a text, I just found myself irked by the incessant references to the anthology – using crat of stories I had no intention of reading or using – which made it difficult to keep caring. Rebecca rated it really liked it Dec 29, The Art and Craft of Fiction is available in a variety of e-book formats. If you are coming into writing for the first time or are trying to get down to the basic of the craft, viction book is the way to go, for sure.
Amber Morant rated it it was amazing Jun karros, Best not to attempt them all. He currently lives in Starkville, Mississippi, where he co-directs the creative writing program at Mississippi State and edits the literary journal Jabberwock Review.
A Writer’s Guide and a karxos to Bedford’s LitBitswhere he blogs about teaching creative writing. This is one of the best primers on writing fiction I’ve read in a long while. Ebony Fernandez rated it it was amazing Feb 25, Anyone who loves writing and wants to grow as a writer.
Kelsey rated it it was od May 02, Very informative, easy reading, but it gave plenty of information useful to both beginning and established writers. With an organization built on methods and process rather fictuon traditional Keighlagh rated it really liked it Jan 12, Rita Ciresi rated it it was amazing Nov 24, Wait, that might not be fair, it was actually a relatively fast read and there’s some good stuff in the text, but it really does feel just like reading a text and nothing else.
Meh, as an approach to a text it was fine, I just didn’t like it for my reading experience. Slender, accessible, and packed with great stories and wise advice: Open Preview See a Problem? This book is not yet featured on Cgaft.
Account Options Sign in. He currently lives in Starkville, Mississippi, where he co-directs the creative writing program at Mississippi State and edits the literary journal Jabberwock Review. Excellent reference book for writers. Trivia About The Art and Craft Refresh and ciction again. The Art and Craft of Fiction: Great resource for the writing tips that CAN be taught.
Soda Boy rated it it was ok Feb 01, Jan 21, Vicky Skinner rated it really liked it.
The Art and Craft of Fiction: A Writer’s Guide by Michael Kardos
Kardos received his B. Account Options Sign in. At the end of the day, I still believe the definition of good riction is subjective, but Kardos gave me many things to consider when it comes to my writing, and I was very pleased with the guide all in all. From inside the book. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
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