Architecture of the Novel

Architecture of the Novel

A Writer's Handbook : Plot, Story, and the Mechanics of Narrative Time

eBook - 2010
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Advice on building a work of fiction, from “a writer of great daring and skill to match” (Newsweek).

From a highly acclaimed author who has spent many years teaching the craft of fiction writing, Architecture of the Novel is an ambitious blueprint for writers, one that reveals the underlying machinery that propels a plot that is dynamic, coherent, and interesting.

Her method points to the elemental nature of narrative: A story consists of its events, which are told in scenes. These scenes naturally place themselves along the arc of the story in an order that provides suspense and mystery, drawing characters toward the inevitability of their fictive destinies.

Profoundly practical and encouraging to writers at all levels, and with a foreword by Anne Lamott, Architecture of the Novel offers the maps and mechanics to successfully guide writers toward the story they must tell.
Jane Vandenburgh, the author of two highly acclaimed novels and a recent memoir, offers aspiring writers the tools to create powerful and unique novels filled not only with good writing but also dynamic storytelling.
Architecture of the Novel is an ambitious blueprint for writers, one that reveals the underlying machinery that propels a plot that is dynamic, coherent, and interesting.
Architecture of the Novel derives from the many years Vandenburgh has spent teaching the craft of fiction writing. Her method points to the elemental nature of narrative: A story consists of its events, which are told in scenes. These scenes naturally place themselves along the arc of the story in an order that provides suspense and mystery, drawing characters toward the inevitability of their fictive destinies.
Profoundly practical yet encouraging to writers at all levels, Architecture of the Novel offers the maps and mechanics to successfully guide writers toward the story that must be told.


Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. : Counterpoint : Distributed by Publishers Group West, 2010
ISBN: 9781582436661
1582436665
9781582435978
1582435979
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xvi, 317 pages)

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