Method and Madness: The Making of a Story: A Guide to Writing Fiction (Paperback)

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Method and Madness: The Making of a Story: A Guide to Writing Fiction (Paperback)

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A fresh, inspiring guide to writing fiction.


Method and Madness takes its title from Hamlet: “Though this be madness, yet there is method in’t.” Comprehensive and accessible, it provides guidelines to all aspects of fiction writing, from generating ideas to getting published. With a wealth of imaginative yet practical exercises and 39 stories—the most in any guide to fiction writing—Method and Madness offers friendly, down-to-earth instruction in the art and craft of fiction.
Alice LaPlante teaches creative writing at San Francisco State University and Stanford University, where she is a former Wallace Stegner Fellow. Her fiction has been published in the Southwest Review, Epoch, and Stanford Magazine, and her nonfiction has been published in Discover, BusinessWeek, and the San Jose Mercury News, among other publications. She lives in Palo Alto, California.
Product Details ISBN: 9780393928174
ISBN-10: 0393928179
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: December 4th, 2008
Pages: 620
Language: English