- By Andrew Cowan

The Art of Writing Fiction

  • Title: The Art of Writing Fiction
  • Author: Andrew Cowan
  • ISBN: 9781408248348
  • Page: 478
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Art of Writing Fiction The Art of Writing Fiction guides the reader through the processes of creative writing from journal keeping to editing offering techniques for stimulating creativity and making language vivid Readers

    The Art of Writing Fiction guides the reader through the processes of creative writing from journal keeping to editing, offering techniques for stimulating creativity and making language vivid Readers will master key aspects of fiction such as structure, character, voice and setting.Andrew Cowan provides an insightful introduction that brings his own well crafted prose s The Art of Writing Fiction guides the reader through the processes of creative writing from journal keeping to editing, offering techniques for stimulating creativity and making language vivid Readers will master key aspects of fiction such as structure, character, voice and setting.Andrew Cowan provides an insightful introduction that brings his own well crafted prose style to bear on the processes and pleasures of writing fiction, offering practical and personal advice culled from his own experience and that of other published writers He lays open to the reader his own notes, his writing, and the experiences from his own life that he has drawn on in his fiction allowing the reader to develop their own writing project alongside the author as they go through the book.

    1 thought on “The Art of Writing Fiction

    1. I did like it, but I feel like I would have to approach it as a long project and give it a lot more time in order to get the most out of it. It's not really a book you should just sit down and read through.

    2. Brilliant book! Helped me and continues to help me greatly with my writing. I would recommend it to anyone :)

    3. I found this book largely unhelpful. The most interesting part (and it was very interesting) was the list of writing habits from a bunch of different authors on the first few pages. But overall I found Cowan's writing style excessively wordy. I skimmed a lot. Most of the writing exercises did not appeal to me. So maybe some people would find this book helpful, but I wouldn't recommend it to me.

    4. Good book. It took a little while for me to get used to the authors way of wording things, but it has a lot of useful tips.

    5. Recommended reading for a creative writing course. Cowan totally nails the stuff about procrastination. Quite useful, I will definitely return to it to do the exercises.

    6. Sceptical towards these writing handbooks at first, but fun it motivating and inspiring at times. Read for uni module.

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