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Book Cover: Writing Fiction (2001) Cover

‘Excellent…sets out the how of writing fiction in a lucid, simple, practical way.’ Island Magazine

Do you dream of the novel you want to write, but give up after a few pages?  Are there stories languishing in your bottom drawer?  Maybe your characters or dialogue are not convincing, or you want to achieve a different viewpoint but don’t know how?  Perhaps you have wonderful material—anecdotes, memoirs, sketches—and just can’t work them into fiction?

The art of writing successfully requires not only talent but craft.  This book is a guide to crafting good fiction, giving both beginners and practising writers advice to help them meet challenges and develop their talent.