[The complete text of Novelsmithing online right here. For paperback or digital versions on eReaders like the iPhone and Kindle, click the “Where to Buy” link above.]

Table of Contents

Author’s Note: Origins


The Big Idea
The Fictional World
The Intellectual World
10 Psychology of Creativity
11 The Ethics of Writing
12 Writing, Rewriting, Editing
13 Publishing
14 Final Thoughts

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