Wood – How Fiction Works

Philosophy of Fiction Wood, James (2008). How Fiction Works.  New York: Picador/Farrar, Straus, Giroux. This beautifully manufactured little paperback surveys the main points of novel writing craftsmanship, such as characterization, point of view, metaphor, dialog, and so on, but does … Continue reading

Robinson – Housekeeping

Deck Chairs on the Titanic Robinson, Marilynne (1980). Housekeeping. NY: Picador This story is about housekeeping the way that rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic is about required maintenance. First-person narrator Ruthie and her eccentric aunt, Sylvie, go on a … Continue reading