Writing Fiction: A Guide to Narrative Craft

Janet Burroway, with Elizabeth Stuckey-French and Ned Stuckey-French
Published in 2019
by University of Chicago Press

The tenth edition of Janet Burroway’s classic 1982 book guides fiction writers of all levels through the entire creative process, with updated exemplary passages and advice from contemporary authors, and sections on current issues such as distraction, appropriation, different genres, and young adult fiction. Chapters focus on characterization, setting, plot and structure, point of view, and revision, and each closes with a list of suggested readings and writing prompts that allow for further study.