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The following sources are recommended by a professor whose research specialty is fiction writing.


Six Superlative Sources

· Kingsolver, Barbara. "A Forbidden Territory Familiar to All." In Writers on Writing: Collected Essays from the New York Times. Times Books, 2001.

· Busch, Frederick. Letters to a Fiction Writer. Norton, 1999.

· DeSalvo, Louise A. Writing As a Way of Healing: How Telling Our Stories Transforms Our Lives. HarperSanFrancisco, 1999.

· Hints for Writers.

· Lamott, Anne. Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life. Anchor Books, 1995.

· Poets and Writers magazine.

Other Excellent Sources

· Allen, Roberta. Fast Fiction: Creating Fiction in Five Minutes. Story Press 1997.

· Bailey, Tom, ed. On Writing Short Stories. Oxford University Press, 2000.

· Dillard, Annie. The Writing Life. Harper and Row, 1989.

· Hills, Rust. Writing in General and the Short Story in Particular. Houghton Mifflin, 1987.

· James, Henry. The Future of the Novel: Essays on the Art of Fiction. Vintage Books, 1956.

· Margaret Atwood on Writing.

· O'Connor, Patricia T. Words Fail Me: What Everyone Who Writes Should Know about Writing. Harcourt Brace, 1999.

· Seger, Linda. Creating Unforgettable Characters. Henry Holt, 1990.

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