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There’s much to like: Julie Checkoway is an author and documentary filmmaker. To ask other readers questions about Creating Fictionplease sign cheeckoway. This text is useful for teachers of fiction writing.

Instead of being a strict “how to” book, julid presents several in-depth perspectives on the craft of fiction writing. Beginners should definitely grab a copy and read it for insight and inspiration. Great collection of essays on the art and craft of writing fiction. Thoughtful essays, practical advice, and many worthwhile exercises. Loads and loads of writing exercises for begin It’s been a while since I read a good book on writing!

Refresh and try again. Highly recommended for beginning and intermediate writers. Checkoway is head of the creative writing program at the University of Georgia and is the president of the Associated Writing Programs.

Creating Fiction: Instruction and Insights from Teachers of the Associated Writing Programs

Jan 01, Elizabeth C. Description Readers will learn how to revise and edit from Jane Smiley. There are also additional prompts in the last few pages of the book.


It’s a collection of essays by contemporary writers, most of whom also teach writing workshops. About Julie Checkoway Julie Checkoway is the head of the creative writing program at the University of Georgia and was the president of the Associated Writing Programs.

Creating Fiction

The one essay in this collection that I do return to from time to time is Robin Hemley’s “Sympathy for the Devil: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. In other words, is the material with which you open the story an arrow pointing toward the unified effect?

Full of essays from writers who are academics, it was a bit of a slog, but I took pages upon pages of notes from it, learned a lot, and have to say that I feel like it’s as close to a mini-course in getting your MFA as you’re gonna get if you’re a serious writer who’s interested. Sara rated it it was amazing Oct 30, And we didn’t even go all the way through it in class! It should easily get the beginning and motivated writer to write. Trivia About Creating Fiction Looking for beautiful books?

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I learned some really great things and some great exercises. My upper-level Creative Writing undergraduate students 4th year at the University of Houston love this book. Aug 27, Samir Rawas Sarayji rated it really liked it Shelves: It’s been a while since I read a good book on writing! Books by Julie Checkoway. Wetherell shows how to develop minor characters. Searching for the Shadow World of Chinese Women. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.


Apr 25, Gail rated it liked it. Lan Samantha Chang presents strategies for structuring stories. Their sage advice, combined with more than writing exercises, assure that Creating Fiction will engage and delight readers at any level of experience.

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