Master Class in Fiction Writing: Techniques from Austen, Hemingway, and Other Greats: Lessons from the All-Star Writer's Workshop

Master Class in Fiction Writing: Techniques from Austen, Hemingway, and Other Greats: Lessons from the All-Star Writer's Workshop By Adam Sexton, Master Class in Fiction Writing Techniques from Austen Hemingway and Other Greats Lessons from the All Star Writer s Workshop Do you want to take your fiction writing to the next level LEARN FROM THE MASTERS Adam Sexton taught me how to read like a writer and in a way how to write like a reader For without first considerin
  • Title: Master Class in Fiction Writing: Techniques from Austen, Hemingway, and Other Greats: Lessons from the All-Star Writer's Workshop
  • Author: Adam Sexton
  • ISBN: 9780071448772
  • Page: 215
  • Format: Paperback
  • Master Class in Fiction Writing: Techniques from Austen, Hemingway, and Other Greats: Lessons from the All-Star Writer's Workshop By Adam Sexton, Do you want to take your fiction writing to the next level LEARN FROM THE MASTERS Adam Sexton taught me how to read like a writer and, in a way, how to write like a reader For without first considering the experience of reading stories seriously, thoroughly, the way Sexton does you can t possibly write one worth reading Tara McCarthy, author of Love Will Tear Us Do you want to take your fiction writing to the next level LEARN FROM THE MASTERS Adam Sexton taught me how to read like a writer and, in a way, how to write like a reader For without first considering the experience of reading stories seriously, thoroughly, the way Sexton does you can t possibly write one worth reading Tara McCarthy, author of Love Will Tear Us ApartMany writers believe that if they just find the right teacher or workshop, their writing will reach new heights of skill But why not learn from the best In his popular workshops in New York City, creative writing instructor Adam Sexton has found that the most effective way for any writer to grasp on the elements of fiction is to study the great masters Master Class in Fiction Writing is your personal crash course in creative writing, with the world s most accomplished fiction writers as your guides.You will learn The art of characterization from Jane AustenStyle and voice from Ernest HemingwayDialogue from Iris MurdochDescription from Vladimir NabokovThe timeless techniques of plotting in the work of Joseph ConradThe ingenious structure of James JoycePoint of view from Toni MorrisonOver the course of just ten chapters you can master all the components of great short story and novel writing These are the most important lessons any writer can learn a truly novel approach to writing that will enrich, inform, and inspire.
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    About "Adam Sexton"

    1. Adam Sexton

      ADAM REID SEXTON is the author, editor, or adapter of than ten published books His fiction and nonfiction have been published in the Boston Phoenix, the New York Times, the Village Voice, the Bellevue Literary Review, the Mississippi Review, and Post Road, and on the Websites babble, offassignment, and thesefiftystates Sexton teaches creative writing at Yale University He has lectured at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C in Central Park, and elsewhere He has been interviewed about writing and literature by Time, the Washington Post, and npr, and one of his classes was broadcast on BBC radio.Sexton received his B.A in English from the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a Benjamin Franklin Scholar, and his M.F.A in Fiction Writing from the School of the Arts at Columbia University.

    576 thoughts on “Master Class in Fiction Writing: Techniques from Austen, Hemingway, and Other Greats: Lessons from the All-Star Writer's Workshop”

    1. I liked it a lot better than I thought I would, after fighting through the intro and forward Both were full of the usual bushwa about whether or not writing can be taught The answer to that debate is always going to be sort of, so why rehash it at every opportunity Sexton is a little self funny at one point he jokes about his own in my book joke, which was irritating.But once, I got to the meat of the book, I was impressed It s well organized, well written and Sexton s examples are spot on I hav [...]


    2. I have mostly finished this book, but I am re reading and digesting certain parts Sexton does a great job framing different elements of fiction structure, character, plot, dialogue, etc around the work of a writer who is a master of that element I thought it was particularly useful on the topic of plot and how character drives plot something I have heard before, but this book does a good job of illustrating and exploring that concept.


    3. I use this book regularly in my creative writing teaching The style is clear and authoritative, and Sexton uses great examples from literature to illustrate points on style, voice, tone, dialogue, point of view and Contains useful reading suggestions, too.


    4. Can be read in pieces of one s choice I believe the chapters stand alone rather than build on one another I ve now read them all but the last and I read them out of order I found it useful to read one or two usually one, after the beginning and take a break for some days of writing while I allowed the advice to sink into my brain A very good book for those of us without any formal education in creative writing.




    5. This was one of the most helpful writing books I ve ever read I gained a wealth of knowledge that I know has improved my writing I highly recommend it.


    6. Master Class in Fiction Writing 2006 by Adam Sexton is a useful tool and guide along the way of crafting memorable fiction.There is something to be said about craft books on writing and their humble aim to produce better writers And the something that should be said is that of such books are printed annually with readers, namely would be hopeful disillusioned writers, snatching them up in blissful dreams of making it BIG getting into print and becoming an official, real live author The other so [...]



    7. This book is excellent with plenty of extremely useful advise however, the author tends to interject his own opinion about the required works and other works and, much to my extreme irritation, often spoils the ending both of the required reading and other classics If you ve read these classics, or are so familiar with them that you know the entire story by heart despite never actually having read the books themselves, this is no big deal I, however, was not familiar with the plots of books such [...]


    8. Not bad I think this format of studying literature and techniques would have worked far better as an actual class than as a book, but as you cannot buy a mass produced class from your bookstore, this will have to do I liked the way Sexton has structured his book using case studies to illustrate the effectiveness of various techniques, but at times he can be a bit black and white and about ideas, and has a habit of mocking the prevailing attitudes of english major students teachers in a way to se [...]


    9. A school read that I found to be absolutely useless I don t read classical literature, which could be why my opinion is so strong about this book Obscure references to things I ve never read nor ever will read.


    10. This is a good book for readers and authors I found it very helpful not only with my schoolwork, but also as a reference for my own writing.


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