Here is a book about the craft of writing fiction that is thoroughly useful from the first to the last page–whether the reader is a beginner, a seasoned writer, or a. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data. Stern, Jerome (Jerome H.) Making shapely fiction / Jerome Stern. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references. Making Shapely Fiction. By. Jerome Stern. Powerpoint By Fallon Facade focuses on creating character through their own voices. ✤ Readers need to hear the.

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Aug 14, Julie Dill rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: It is definitely a book to read for someone wanting to grasp more information on how to write better. Initially this was assigned reading for a class and some of it I found intriguing. May 17, Chris brown rated it liked it. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

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Paperbackpages. Trivia About Making Shapely Fi It’s basically a collection of plots to inspire writing. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Sep 07, Ann Douglas rated it it was amazing Shelves: Jan 01, Michael K.


His “Do not write the following stories” is stomach ripping funny. Apr 12, Kristen Chavis rated it it was amazing. I can’t even review them here because they’re all “books” that have no Sha;ely or idk.

Haynes rated it it was amazing. It explains fictio terms that can trip a novice up: You will see how a work takes form and shape once you grasp the principles of momentum, tension, and immediacy. His incisive monologues are regularly heard on National Public Radio. Make this a full conversation. It’s perfect for writers in a hurry. Fairly good, was a great resource in the creative fiction workshop class it was required in.

A very helpful writing guide that explains the finer points of writing fiction. When tension and immediacy combine, the story begins. If you aren’t comfortable writing about foul-mouthed characters, you shouldn’t.

There are many other writing books I would rather recommend in a heartbeat. Stern essentially breaks down the craft of writing and explains how each step works. Crazy I tell you, crazy. Oct 03, Carolyn rated it it was ok.

Selected pages Title Page. The “Banging Shutter” story, the “Hobos in space story”, the “Moral” story which is aptly names “The I cried because I had no shoes till I met a man who had no feet story.


It’s thoughtfully written and it’s not geared toward someone who hasn’t ever written before. It is grimaces, pauses, adjustments of blouse buttons, doodles on a napkin, and crossings of legs.

Now it’s quite a bit overdue but since Shapelg am persona non grata in the library now I am taking my time.

Not just the words part. Sep 01, Kate Willis marked it as unfinished.

Making Shapely Fiction

The first half of the book is outstanding, the second half merely great. In terms of providing story shapes and how they work best, this is a great encyclopedia of examples, and they come in hilarious, palatable doses. The third section is an alphabetical reference of writing terms with some embedded advice, so, for example, you can look up “diction,” “farce,” “metaphor,” jeromme and get explanations and advice on using various techniques applicable to the terms.