[KINDLE] É How Fiction Works: The Last Word on Writing Fiction--From Basics to the Fine Points. | By ✓ Oakley Hall #2020


  • Title: How Fiction Works: The Last Word on Writing Fiction--From Basics to the Fine Points.
  • Author: Oakley Hall
  • ISBN: 9781884910494
  • Page: 187
  • Format: Hardcover

  • How Fiction Works: The Last Word on Writing Fiction--From Basics to the Fine Points. By Oakley Hall Advice on all forms of fiction, including short stories, short short stories and novellas, covering every fictive technique, from plot and characterization to word choice, voice and style.
    Oakley Hall
    Oakley Hall also wrote under the nom de plume of O.M Hall and Jason Manor.Oakley Maxwell Hall was an American novelist He was born in San Diego, California, graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, and served in the Marines during World War II Some of his mysteries were published under the pen names O.M Hall and Jason Manor Hall received his Master of Fine Arts in English from the Iowa Writers Workshop at the University of Iowa.

    How Fiction Works: The Last Word on Writing Fiction--From Basics to the Fine Points. By Oakley Hall

    Commentaires:

    Edward
    How Fiction Works by Oakley Hall is not to be confused with the acclaimed How Fiction Works by James Wood who is in turn not to be confused with the actor James Woods Of the two the latter book is superior, being precise and nuanced in its analysis However this book by Oakley Hall is comprehensive, though really it s little than a detailed overview of the subject Hall chooses examples for his analysis from literary fiction, which I appreciate This is not a how to write a bestseller in X days [...]

    Charles
    Part One The Dramatic Method, is full of useful analyses of the tools of fiction and loaded with examples from a wide range of authors While it s true that Hall uses some excerpts from his own fiction to illustrate points, this didn t feel indulgent to me, as these were a fraction of the whole and served the same purpose as all the other excerpts from a variety of authors I imagine I ll come back to part one of this book as a reference in the future.Part Two The Forms of Fiction, is less useful [...]

    Lisa (Harmonybites)
    An editor once told me that if you re going to take advice on writing, take it either from name bestselling writers or gatekeepers such as acquiring editors or agents not necessarily anyone who writes for Writer s Digest or has taught a writing class Well, Hall is a published writer, but unlike other authors of books on fiction craft on my shelves ie Stephen King and Elizabeth George neither a name author nor one who I ve read and personally admire There s not much I have read elsewhere in this [...]

    Jenny Perry
    Hall loved to illustrate points by quoting his own prolific oeuvre though the points were made it didn t much inspire me to read his fiction Anyway, this is a great book for literature lovers, technical gobbledygook is clearly explained, and loads of great writers get to have their say, whether it s Garcia Marquez on the adverb, or Wilkie Collins on point of view narrators.Most writers and readers will intuitively know all these points but it s still a fun and intelligent read, with good advice [...]

    Bill Lalonde
    Disappointing Long on examples and short on instruction, and what there was of the latter tended towards the dubious and the self contradictory If you know enough to muddle through the chaff to find the few decent grains, then you don t need the book anyway.

    Joe
    This book starts out explaining concepts and giving examples of each The examples increase in length and quantity while the explanations decrease as the book progresses Joe

    John Reeves
    I found this book useful, and I find myself turning back through it.

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