From the author of "How to Write a Damn Good Novel", this new title offers advanced techniques in fiction writing: how to build suspense, create fresher, more interesting characters and achieve greater reader sympathy, empathy and identification. Quoting a range of writers from Stephen King and Kafka to Peter Benchley and Stephen Crane, this is a practical, readable, down-to-earth and concise book which analyses what makes good (and commercial) fiction work and shows how to apply this understanding in an author's own writing.
James N Frey is one of the most admired lecturers and writers on the art of writing novels. The author of nine novels himself, he conducts writing workshops at the University of California, Berkeley and lectures regularly across the US. He lives in California.