Second Edition   ©2017

The Art and Craft of Fiction

A Writer's Guide

Michael Kardos

  • ISBN-10: 1-319-03042-4; ISBN-13: 978-1-319-03042-1; Format: Paper Text, 416 pages

Practical advice on research. In a new section in Chapter 2, developed with the input of numerous creative writing instructors, Kardos walks students through the dos and don'ts of researching material to include in their stories, and offers advice on how to balance research with the creative writing process.

Compelling new anthology selections. Stories by Etgar Keret, Susan Perabo, and Kevin Moffett round out an anthology instructors praise. Students love –and learn from—these works.

New exercises. The second edition includes new exercises on drawing on experience, describing events, opening stories, and achieving clarity.

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