Narrative Design: Working With Imagination Craft And Form by Madison Smartt BellNarrative Design: Working With Imagination Craft And Form by Madison Smartt Bell

Narrative Design: Working With Imagination Craft And Form

byMadison Smartt Bell

Paperback | May 2, 2000

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Focusing on the big picture as well as the crucial details, Bell examines twelve stories by both established writers (including Peter Taylor, Mary Gaitskill, and Carolyn Chute) and his own former students. A story's use of time, plot, character, and other elements of fiction are analyzed, and readers are challenged to see each story's flaws and strengths. Careful endnotes bring attention to the ways in which various writers use language. Bell urges writers to develop the habit of thinking about form and finding the form that best suits their subject matter and style. His direct and practical advice allows writers to find their own voice and imagination.
Madison Smartt Bell is the author of twelve novels, his most recent being The Stone That the Builder Refused. He teaches at Goucher College and lives in Baltimore, Maryland.
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Title:Narrative Design: Working With Imagination Craft And FormFormat:PaperbackDimensions:392 pages, 9.22 × 6.37 × 0.87 inPublished:May 2, 2000Publisher:WW NortonLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0393320219

ISBN - 13:9780393320213

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This valuable book provides writers and students with crucial tips and advice that only an author or teacher could deliver. Madison Smartt Bell examines 12 stories by established writers as well as his students and analyzes the author’s use of time, plot, characters and other elements of fiction. Narrative Design focuses on the big picture as well as smaller details and offers endnotes at the end of each story discussing how writers use language differently. Bell challenges readers to look at a story from many angles.