The sequel to Mixon's popular The Art & Craft of Fiction: A Practitioner's Manual, her new book, The Art & Craft of Story: 2nd Practitioner's Manual, explores in detail the complex crafts of character development and plot structure, explaining and illuminating exactly how the greats have done this work to such powerful effect and teaching how to apply their lessons to your own fiction. Mixon includes dozens of examples from the literary canon along with a step-by-step analysis of six brilliant stories from which their genres sprang, as well as discussing the grand art of storytelling, from character arc/narrative arc to three-dimensional graphing, from hunting the ghost tiger to the Tao of theme. Again, Mixon's voice is warm and entertaining, your personal welcome into the greater fellowship of all writers.
Victoria Mixon is a professional writer and editor and has worked in fiction, nonfiction, memoir, poetry, and technical documentation for over thirty years. She co-authored the nonfiction Children and the Internet: A Zen Guide for Parents and Educators, published by Prentice Hall in 1996, for which she is listed in the Who’s Who of America. Her first book on writing, The Art & Craft of Fiction: A Practitioner’s Manual, is one of the elite handful recommended by Preditors & Editors. Victoria has been blogging since 2009 and has been voted one of the Top 10 Blogs for Writers. She lives and works in Northern California in the house her family built out of the timbers from their own land.read more
Reviews for The Art & Craft of Story: 2nd Practitioner's Manual