A Passion for Narrative Revised Edition 9780771041983
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Author: Jack Hodgins
Book Name: A Passion for Narrative
Subject Name: Law

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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 StoriesOne Good Sentence After Another � on the skills of writing wellSettingCharacter � how to make your characters come alivePlotStructure � �The Architecture of Story�Point of View and VoiceMetaphors Symbols and AllusionsRevising � an all-important chapter that also deals with the impact of writing on a computerThe Story of a Story � where Jack Hodgins talks of his own experience with one of his most famous storiesand 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 writer Jack Hodgins is uniquely qualified to preach what he practises. As a trained teacher he has been giving creative lessons for thirty years at high schools and universities and to writers� summer schools. In recent years his creative writing courses at the University of Victoria have become discreetly famous. Now anyone who buys this book can share in the experience of learning fiction-writing from a master.With its scores of examples of first-class writing this lively truly fascinating book will almost certainly make you be atter writerit is guaranteed to make you a better reader.Read more

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