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(Don't) stop me if you've heard this before, and other essays on writing fiction, Peter Turchi - paperback

"New York Times-bestselling author Peter Turchi examines how the more intricate mechanics of storytelling can create powerful effects. Using examples from a diverse array of voices such as Toni Morrison, Alice Munro, Adam Johnson, Mohsin Hamid, Rachel Cusk, Colson Whitehead, and Mark Twain, Turchi offers illuminating insights into the inner workings of great fiction and practical advice for writers looking to explore their craft from a fresh angle, beyond the fundamentals of character, setting, plot, and scene."--Page 4 of cover
Table Of Contents
Power plays: toward more dynamic scenes -- A funny thing happened on the way to the information dump: the strategic release of information -- I see what you're saying: images and motifs -- The roast beef is the story: digression, misdirection, and asides -- Don't stand so close to me: narrative distance in first-person fiction -- Don't stand so close to her, or him, or them, either: narrative distance in third person fiction -- (Don't) stop me if you've heard this before: storytelling characters -- Archimedes's lever: setting a narrative world in motion -- Appendixes -- A. Out of the workshop, into the laboratory -- B. Annotations, or, reading like a writer -- C. Resources for fiction writers
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
295 pages, 22 cm

Library Locations

  • Lawrence Public Library

    51 Lawrence Street, Lawrence, MA, 01841, US