A kite in the wind : fiction writers on their craft / edited by Andrea Barrett and Peter Turchi
- The author-narrator-character merge: why many first-time novelists wind up with flat, uninteresting protagonists / Frederick Reiken -- Self-awareness and self-deception: beyond the unreliable narrator / Sarah Stone -- The truthless narrator / Judy Doenges -- First person: finding the right address / Wilton Barnhardt -- Comic and Cosmic distance / C.J. Hribal -- In the garden: revealing a character at a moment of change / Megan Staffel -- The space between / Stacey D'Erasmo -- The literature of delusion: approaches to madness and mania in fiction / Dominic Smith -- The absence of their presence: mythic character in fiction / Steven Schwartz -- Emblem, essence / Robert Cohen -- "It's a wooden leg first": on the nature of seeing in fiction / Maud Casey -- Matrix for meaning: physical setting in Cormac McCarthy's Blood meridian / Alexander Parsons -- Some reflections on the concept of place in fiction / Karen Brennan -- The heart one knows by heart: operating instructions for operating instructions / Michael Martone -- Size matters / Debra Spark -- Puzzle, mysteries, and other problems; or, the seven bridges of Königsberg / Peter Turchi -- The breakout element: unpredictability and the novel / Lan Samantha Chang -- Lush life / Charles Baxter -- On suspense, shower murders, the sword of Damocles, and shooting people on the beach / Anthony Doerr -- The about-to-be moment: imminence in the Grimm fairy tales / Kevin McIlvoy.
- "Twenty essays by veteran writers and master teachers offering advice on fundamental aspects of craft such as characterization, character names, first person point of view, and unreliable narrators, as well as consideration of more sophisticated topics, including imminence, creating tension, and the deliberate manipulation of information to create particular effects"--Provided by publisher.
- 9781595340719 (alk. paper)
1595340718 (alk. paper)
9781595340726 (pbk. : alk. paper)
1595340726 (pbk. : alk. paper)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references.
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