The Shape of Stories: A Comprehensive Guide for Fiction Writers

EMSA Publishing
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Grade Levels
9th - 12th, Higher Education, Adult Education, Homeschool, Staff
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Pages
214 pages
$14.99
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Meant to be used as a self-directed course or teaching companion to The Writer's Craft course, The Shape of Writing: A Comprehensive Guide for Fiction Writers uses mentor texts to demonstrate elements of the art of storytelling, including crafting believable characters, gripping plots, and finding your author’s voice. Each lesson includes a number of writing exercises, exemplars, and self-assessment checklists to help you assess your progress as you complete the assigned tasks, building upon previous lessons as you hone your writing chaps.

  • Use mentor texts to read like a writer
  • Practice showing and not telling
  • Construct believable characters
  • Pen plots that keep the reader turning pages
  • Experiment with different points of view
  • Blog and journal about your experience
  • Self-edit your work

Learn about the elements of storytelling from past and present masters of fiction as you study their techniques and apply what you learn to your own writing. Discover your writing style as you complete the activities in this course as you learn how to shape stories worthy of publication

Total Pages
214 pages
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