On Writing Fiction

On Writing Fiction

by Quinn Tyler Jackson


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In the third edition of On Writing Fiction, Jackson discusses points of view, the passage of time, plot & movement, dialog, character development, setting the scene, symbol & allusion, theme & style, artistic growth (and stagnation), autobiographicism, and art's higher purpose.

New to this edition is discussion of the treatment of sex and love in fiction, and personal and professional insight on the myths, lies, and potential pitfalls of an author's life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781482372298
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 02/05/2013
Pages: 170
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.36(d)

About the Author

Quinn Tyler Jackson has been writing since he was twelve and has had three novels, several novellas, and scores of short stories published internationally. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. He lives on Prince Edward Island with his wife, their two cats and dog, where he continues to write.

.. of Abadoun, Jackson's first novel:

"What impresses me about Jackson's work is that he recognizes the role of work in art and seriously works at it with thought and sensitivity. It is also scholarly: like a mathematician, addressing all the possibilities critically." - Fred Candelaria, Founder and Editor of The West Coast Review (1966-1986), Poet

.. of Janus Incubus:

".. beautiful narrative that surpasses James Joyce in clarity and hunger." - C. Wigtil, Reviewer

"[Jackson's] work shows a ruthless and critical eye and artistic judgment at work - with resulting powerful effects.." - Marc Ponomareff, formerly editor of Drop the Buddha

.. of Jackson's writing in general:

"[Jackson's stories] have been instrumental in helping this publication uphold the literary aspect of its mission.." - The Kudzu Monthly

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