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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His jerme not write the following stories” is stomach ripping funny. The second section has some “don’t write these kind of stories” advice, perhaps valid.

I could only hope. Would love to use this as a textbook. 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; This book is an amazing tour de force that any writer or editor should read, for education as well as edification.

Apr 25, Catherine Cole rated it really liked it. One of my favorite craft books and one I will return to often. If you are interested in writing, read it now. Had some fairly interesting stuff and worked well with the teacher to explain the material. Jul 05, Angeli rated it really liked it Shelves: Dec 24, Printable Tire rated it really liked it. If you guys had been wondering, I’ve been basking myself in the world of fanfiction. A special sshapely features an Alphabet for Writers: An irreverent but thoughtful way to bone up on shapfly basics or just be reminded of what you’re doing and why.


Making Shapely Fiction

On with the review: My library Help Advanced Book Search. He also creates an alphabet for writers of fiction. I don’t know, I must not be making any sense.

I don’t usually make sense in my reviews anyway. And quite a lot spoke to me. I can’t even review them here because they’re fictiob “books” that have no ISBNs or idk.

Making Shapely Fiction by Jerome Stern

This is THE best book I’ve read on writing fiction to date. Selected pages Title Page. What I found most impressive about Stern’s approach is his vast references to foundational authors and works that define fiction.

Quotes from Making Shapely Fi The basics, but not done in a way that makes you wanna barf. Ill have to give it another go later in life when I have enjoy it and not pick at it for class. The language and format make it a great read from beginning to end and a beneficial reference book.

I recommend it to those who want to turn writing into a career. I just love this book.

This book has been of help to me, somehow, into writing shapely fiction. Shapely Fiction is a writing reference book full of memorable, spot-on one-liners. Stern is direct and straightforward. If you need to know what “plot” is, for example, this is a good place to find out. Topics like atmosphere, dialogue, tension, endings, structure, and suspense are very helpful and made me rethink and rework my NaNoWriMo project.


Makking recommended, even if you think you already know everything about writing. When tension and immediacy combine, the story begins. I will use this book.

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Reading it made me impatient to sit down and not only write, but revise anything I’ve ever written so far. Nov 22, Kenzie Barnett rated it liked it. Crazy I tell you, crazy. There were a few small tips I picked up from it, but it was mostly unhelpful and had some inappropriate content. It explains many terms that can trip a novice up: Jul 05, Alan rated it really liked it Shelves: You will see how a work takes form and shape once you grasp the principles of momentum, tension, and immediacy.

A special section features an Alphabet for Writers: Oct 23, Al Kratz rated it it was amazing. Paperbackpages.

Short Takes on Life and Culture Jul 16, John Robin rated it it was amazing Shelves: This book was originally assigned reading shzpely a class I took, however, I find that it is a helpful resource and I makig enjoy reading it. I’d use this in a high school writing class, but if you’re beyond that level or looking for more advanced advice The first part of the book, which deals with different “shapes” of fiction thus explaining the somewhat embarrassing title is excellent.

But even worse is to be squeamish and euphemistic.