A Kite in the Wind: Fiction Writers on Their Craft Kindle

A Kite in the Wind: Fiction Writers on Their Craft Kindle


A Kite in the Wind: Fiction Writers on Their Craft [Ebook] ➪ A Kite in the Wind: Fiction Writers on Their Craft ➩ Andrea Barrett – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk A Kite in the Wind is an anthology of essays by veteran writers and master teachers While the contributors offer specific, practical advice on such fundamental aspects of craft as characterization, c in the eBook ✓ A Kite in the Wind is an anthology of essays byveteran writers and master teachers While the contributors offer specific, practical advice on such fundamental aspects of craft as characterization, character names, the first person point of view, and unreliable narrators, they also give extended, thoughtful consideration A Kite MOBI :å to sophisticated topics, including imminence, or the power of a sense of beginning creating and maintaining tension lushness and the deliberate manipulation of information to create particular effectsThe essays in A Kite in the Wind begin as personal investigations attempts to understand why a decision in a particular Kite in the Kindle Ø story or novel seemed unsuccessful to define a quality or problem that seemed either unrecognized or unsatisfactorily defined to understand what, despite years of experience as a fiction writer, resisted comprehension and to pursue haunting, even unanswerable questionsUnlike a how to book, the anthology is less an instruction manual than it is an intimate visit with twenty very different writers as they explore topics that excite, intrigue, and even puzzle them Each discussion uses specific examples and illustrations, including both canonical stories and novels and writing less frequently discussed, from the th, th, and st centuries, by both American and international authorsThe contributors share their hard earned insights for beginning and advanced writers with humility, wit, and compassion The first section of the book focuses on narration, with particular attention paid to various kinds of narrators the second, on strategic creation and presentation of character the third, on some of the roles of the visual, beginning with establishing setting and the fourth, on structural and organizational issues, from movement through time to the manipulation of information to create mystery and suspense.


10 thoughts on “A Kite in the Wind: Fiction Writers on Their Craft

  1. Caro Clark Caro Clark says:

    I return to this collection of essays when I m stuck in a story The contributors have all been teachers at Warren Wilson s low res MFA, a very craft focused program Suffice it to say, some of the essays are stuffy and formal, some are inspired and beautiful to read, but everyone really knows what they are talking about The stand out, for me, is in the Revealing Character portion of the book Stacey D Erasmo wrote The Space Between, about intimacy in stories and the way it pushes people apar I return to this collection of essays when I m stuck in a story The contributors have all been teachers at Warren Wilson s low res MFA, a very craft focused program Suffice it to say, some of the essays are stuffy and formal, some are inspired and beautiful to read, but everyone really knows what they are talking about The stand out, for me, is in the Revealing Character portion of the book Stacey D Erasmo wrote The Space Between, about intimacy in stories and the way it pushes people apart just as much as it connects, and how we as writers must battle societal assumptions about love, sex, intimacy, to get at something muchhonest Her writing is frank and insightful


  2. Sara Habein Sara Habein says:

    At its core, A Kite in the Wind is a realistic exploration of what makes novels work It does not try to prescribe one course of action, and for the most part, it does not come with elitism Yes, writing well will always be a challenge, but during the process, we can remind ourselves of the satisfaction we get from reading a really great book We can wallow in a character s life and allow ourselves the to find the truth in fiction My full review can be found on Glorified Love Letters At its core, A Kite in the Wind is a realistic exploration of what makes novels work It does not try to prescribe one course of action, and for the most part, it does not come with elitism Yes, writing well will always be a challenge, but during the process, we can remind ourselves of the satisfaction we get from reading a really great book We can wallow in a character s life and allow ourselves the to find the truth in fiction My full review can be found on Glorified Love Letters


  3. Glass Half Full Glass Half Full says:

    An anthology of advice from writers who are at various stages in their careers More than just advice on technique and style, these writers allow for varied perspectives to be gleaned from stories of their different experiences on writing, their successes, their failures, their roadblocks, making this book feel less like a textbook on how to write andlike a dynamic classroom setting in a book.


  4. Holly Woodward Holly Woodward says:

    One of the better anthologies out there.


  5. Maggie Maggie says:

    Excellent collection of craft essays I particularly liked the ones by Michael Martone about William Gass In the Heart of the Heart of the Country and Kevin McIlvoy s about fairy tales.


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