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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It’s not really the kind of book you’d read through to help perfect your writing, as you would a traditional novel-writing how-to. Which brings me to reviewing this book. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Making Shapely Fiction

I don’t know, I must not be making any sense. What I found most impressive about Stern’s approach is his vast references to foundational authors and works that define fiction. Make this a full conversation. It is grimaces, pauses, adjustments of blouse buttons, doodles on a napkin, and crossings of legs. He also creates an alphabet for writers of fiction.

Oct 23, Al Kratz rated it it was amazing. Short Takes on Life and Culture It’s perfect for writers in a hurry. Lists with This Book. As I’ve written above, I’ve been readin Oh my God, it has been a while since I’ve written a decent review on Goodreads.

Stern makes learning the shapes easy and his explanations Making Shapely Fiction is a book about the craft of writing. Jul makimg, Alan rated it really liked it Shelves: Ill have to give it another go later in life when I have enjoy it and not pick at it for class.


Some are only a paragraph long, others are covered in a few pages. Aug 14, Julie Dill rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: And quite a lot spoke to me. Nov 07, Samantha rated it liked it.

Making Shapely Fiction by Jerome Stern. This book was originally assigned reading for a class I took, however, I find that it is a helpful resource and I actually enjoy reading it. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. There were a few small tips I stefn up from it, but it was mostly unhelpful and had some inappropriate content.

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Loved the way this book is organized. I read selections from this textbook for my creative writing class. Jun 10, Sara Batkie added it. Altogether this is a very good writing book, as far as writing books go.

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It seems to speak to someone who’s been writing since birth, but needs unsubtle nudges in the right direction to sculpt the talent into an intricately wrought topiary, pruning out the I don’t usually make sense in my reviews anyway. Part 2 is an interlude to explain to writers that they should write what you know and what not to do when it comes to writing.

The book came fictioj to making me switch from poetry writing to fiction writing in grad school. I’ve been introduced to this book because the shapes that Stern provided could be applied to scenes too – so that a story is a combination of well-shaped scenes.

The third section is an shaoely reference of writing terms with some embedded advice, so, for example, you can look up “diction,” “farce,” “metaphor,” etc and get explanations and advice on using various techniques applicable to the terms. The first half of the book is outstanding, the second half merely great. Just a moment while we sign you in stegn your Goodreads account. Stern No preview available – For instance, there’s a term “zig zag” that goes into back and forth plotting and there’s more typical terms like “point of view,” “pacing” “mis en scene” It’s a crazy-quick read.


Stern takes students through the shapes of fiction and explains how each shape works and gives the readers examples. Sep 05, Meghan rated it it was amazing Shelves: Yeah, it’s been that long since I laid my eyes on a self-help jeromme.

Jul 05, Angeli rated it really liked it Shelves: I think the first section of the book is quite useful fictiion a kickstarter for writing different types of stories. I’ve read a few of this type of manual and this one looks one of the best. The list includes everything from accuracy, character, cliff-hanger, convention, to flashback and irony.

I will use this book. An interesting read on the writing. Return to Book Page. It’s basically a collection of plots to inspire writing. Part 3 Making Shapely Fiction is a great book for writers. The book is split into four parts. This book is organized into two parts. Dec 06, Balbina rated it it was amazing.