The Writing of Fiction


Read by William Allan Jones

Practical suggestions on how to get started writing fiction with liberal references to Arthur Quiller-Couch. She appears to prefer a list of scenes over an outline. The overall outline of a novel is painted in broad strokes, almost like a step-by-step fill in the blanks recipe. if someone were to call it a How-To book it wouldn't be far off. The last chapter, on Proust seemed a little strange to me as it doesn't tie back much to the previous commandments. (Summary by William Jones) (3 hr 5 min)

Chapters

Ch 01 In General 24:24 Read by William Allan Jones
Ch 02 Telling a Short Story 24:16 Read by William Allan Jones
Ch 03 Constructing a Novel p1 27:02 Read by William Allan Jones
Ch 03 Constructing a Novel p2 43:29 Read by William Allan Jones
Ch 04 Character and Situation in the Novel 28:59 Read by William Allan Jones
Ch 05 Marcel Proust 37:20 Read by William Allan Jones