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  • Index

    Index A Achilles  vi, 12, 78 Aeschylus  xi Aesop  88 agents  193, 195, 196, 197 Amazon.com  141, 198 American novel  23, 63, 72, 186 angel  162 anguish of choice  43, 45, 46, 56, 59, 78, 79, 133 anima  154, 155, 156, 157, 158, 161, 163 anima/us  154, 155, 156, 157, 158, 163 animus  154, 155,…

  • Bibliography

    Bibliography Aristotle, The Complete Works of Aristotle, Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1984. Blacker, Irwin R., The Elements of Screenwriting, New York: Collier Books, 1986. Bolen, Jean Shinoda, M.D., Gods in Everyman, A New Psychology of Men’s Lives and Loves, New York: Harper & Row, 1989. Bradbury, Ray, The Martian Chronicles, New York: Bantam Books, 1958. Burroway, Janet, Writing Fiction, A…

  • Endnotes

    Endnotes 1 Forbes, R. J., Studies in Ancient Technology, Vol. VIII, Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1971, page 78. 2 Furley, William D., Studies in the Use of Fire in Ancient Greek Religion, Salem: Ayer Company, Publishers, Inc., 1988, page i. 3 Homer, The Iliad, tr. by Martin Hammond, New York: Penguin Books, 1987, page 321. 4 As a fine example, see, von…

  • ATTACHMENT III: Chapter Structure

    ATTACHMENT III – Chapter Structure From Moby Dick, by Herman Melville CHAPTER 47. The Mat-Maker It was a cloudy, sultry afternoon; the seamen were lazily lounging about the decks, or vacantly gazing over into the lead-colored waters. Queequeg and I were mildly employed weaving what is called a sword-mat, for an additional lashing to our boat.…

  • ATTACHMENT II: Discovering Story Structure

    ATTACHMENT II – Discovering Story Structure From Henry James, “Preface to The American.” It had come to me, this happy, halting view of an interesting case, abruptly enough, some years before: I recall sharply the felicity of the first glimpse, though I forget the accident of thought that produced it. I recall that I was seated…

  • ATTACHMENT I: Genesis of the Big Idea

    ATTACHMENT I – Genesis of the Big Idea. From Henry James, “Preface to The Spoils of Poynton.” It was years ago, I remember, one Christmas Eve when I was dining with friends: a lady beside me made in the course of talk one of those allusions that I have always found myself recognising on the spot…

  • CHAPTER 14: Final Thoughts

    CHAPTER 14: Final Thoughts Writing a novel will probably be the most complex and intellectually challenging project you’ll ever undertake. Proper preparation and attention to craft is crucial to seeing the project through to a successful conclusion. That has been the sole purpose of this narrative. Academics have struggled for generations trying to teach the…

  • CHAPTER: 13: Publishing

    CHAPTER 13: Publishing THE FINISHED MANUSCRIPT The completed manuscript (ms) has a specific format. On the first page, at the top left, put your name and address. Also, include your telephone number and email address. On the upper right, put the number of words in your manuscript. This constitutes the heading of the first page.…

  • CHAPTER 12: Writing, Rewriting, Editing

    CHAPTER 12: Writing, Rewriting, Editing THE BAD FIRST DRAFT They say Shakespeare never revised, nor did Mozart. However, the rest of us will have to slave over our work once it’s “finished” to get it in shape to be published. Writing a novel is a bit like riding a wild horse bareback. You’re astraddle all…

  • CHAPTER 11: The Ethics of Writing

    CHAPTER 11: The Ethics of Writing Writing has long been thought to be of therapeutic value and, in many ways, cathartic. I have found this to be true myself, but I also believe that the processes involved are some of the most powerful in the human experience, and, therefore, may also be destructive when used…