Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Notes from "The Writers' Third Eye" with Frances Itani

Frances Itani discusses five important elements to fiction writing:

1. Getting an Idea & the Writer's Third Eye

2. Asking "What If...?"

3. Point of View

4. Voice

5. Theme, Editing and Destination

Recommended Reading

Eliza Clark, Writer's Gym
Timothy Findley, Inside Memory: Pages from a Writer's Notebook
John Gardner, The Art of Fiction: Notes on Craft for Young Writers
John Gardner, On Becoming a Novelist
Jack Hodgins, A Passion for Narrative: A Guide for Writing Fiction
Rudy Wiebe, The Storymakers

Books by Frances Itani

Poached Egg on Toast
Leaning, Leaning Over Water
A A Season of Mourning

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