Beyond the First Draft: The Art of Fiction

John Casey
Published in 2014
by W. W. Norton

Award-winning novelist John Casey's Beyond the First Draft is a collection of essays that address various topics of concern to fiction writers, including comedy, point of view, structure, and scene-setting. For example, in "Dogma and Anti-Dogma," Casey examines the advice of authors—like J. D. Salinger's "Write for yourself"—and offers ways to interpret their recommendations.

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