Creating Short Fiction: The Classic Guide to Writing Short Fiction

Damon Knight
Published in 1997
by St. Martin’s Griffin

“Try to improve your writing one piece at a time—work on your characterization, for instance, or dialogue, or plotting, until you have made some progress; then turn to another aspect and work on that.” This is the third edition of this comprehensive and popular guidebook by Damon Knight, acclaimed science fiction author, editor, critic, and founder of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. In a clear and straightforward style and format, the book covers the essential elements of a writer’s life and work, including how to get ideas, when to begin a story, and advice on work habits. 


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