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INTRODUCTION
A. Te story in literary fiction
B. Te essence of a great storyteller
C. Author’s attitudes: fine-tuning
A. Know the story before writing
1) Conflict
2) Change and discovery
3) Achieving goals
4) Instilling creativity
5) Realistic approach to writing
6) Avoid elevated prose
B. Outline
C. Creating Scenes
1) Conflict/action/resolution
2) In-scene and narrative telling of conflicts
D. Establishing time
E. Setting
F. Characterization
G. Plot
2) Transitions
3) Drama
4) Desire and motivation
H. Dialogue
A. How a story comes to life
1) Learning about life
B. Story: Teme and Meaning
C. Narration of a story
D. Point of view
E. Engage the Reader
F. Distance
G. Voice
H. Space in the story for the reader
I. Sentimentality in writing
J. Drama in narration
K. Action
L. Language
1) Clichés
2) Word choice
3) Syntax
4) Spelling and grammar
5) Formatting
M. Process of revision
APPENDIX 1 WRITING IN THE MOMENT
APPENDIX 3 SAMPLE OUTLINES
INDEX
ACKNOWLEDGEMENT
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Story in Literary Fiction

Story in Literary Fiction

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The literary story is an art form created in the imagination. Using principles and guidelines, this clearly-written, succinct manual helps authors create structure, and action and drama in their wiritng. And the manual is not just for authors. Readers with no aspirations to write can learn to appreciate the talents of great storytellers.
The literary story is an art form created in the imagination. Using principles and guidelines, this clearly-written, succinct manual helps authors create structure, and action and drama in their wiritng. And the manual is not just for authors. Readers with no aspirations to write can learn to appreciate the talents of great storytellers.

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