The Holy Book of Literary Craft

 

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Dark Matters, What Lies Beneath
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Prolegomena

What Editors Want

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Structure and Technique
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Fiction

Nonfiction

Poetry

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The Tao of Reading
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How to Read

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The Way of the Novel
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How to Write a Novel

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Building Sentences
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The Sentence

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Appendix

Here’s an highly idiosyncratic list of Necessary Books you might want to read.

Student stories based on Douglas Glover’s structure exercise. You can find the exercise in his book Attack of the Copula Spiders.

Student essays based on a list essay prompt and Leonard Michaels’s story “In the Fifties.” Read the Melissa Matthewson introduction for an explanation.

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