The Language of Fiction: A Writer’s Stylebook

Brian Shawver
Published in 2013
by University Press of New England

In The Language of Fiction, novelist and English professor Brian Shawver provides a guide through language fundamentals—from style to sentence structure to punctuation and the most common errors—demonstrating that careful attention to the mechanics of prose can have a profound effect on the reader’s experience. This humorous and accessible book will inspire writers to reevaluate their own choices with renewed vigor, resulting in more intentional and powerful storytelling.