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BOOKS BY MARGE PIERCY
1 - Sharpening Your Innate Skills
An Exercise in Sensual Memory
2 - Beginnings
Creating An Irresistible Beginning
Exercise: Beginning in a Different Place
Exercise: Changing the Plan of Attack
Where to Start the Story of Your Life
Exercise: Finding an Emotionally Moving Event
A Fictional Version Of The Same Exercise:
3 - Characterization
4 - How to Avoid Writing Like a Victim
5 - The Uses of Dialog
Exercise in Indirection:
6 - Plot In The Novel
Make ‘Em Suffer - An Exercise for Creating a Plot
7 - Personal Narrative Strategies
The Exercise: The Parallel Universe
8 - Choosing And Manipulating Viewpoint
9 - Descriptions
Exercise: The Spirit of Place
10 - When You Have Research To Do
11 - A Few Genres: Historical Fiction, Mystery, Science Fiction, And Fantasy
Loosening the Imagination
12 - Writing Short Stories
13 - Titles
14 - Writing Humor: Learning Survival Techniques
REVERSALS OF EXPECTATIONS
TRANSPOSITION OF EXPECTATION
REPETITION IN DIALOG
15 - A Scandal In The Family
16 - Work And Other Habits
17 - Fame, Fortune, And Other Tawdry Illusions Marge Piercy
18 - The 10 Most Destructive Things Writers Can Do (to Destroy Their Careers or ...
19 - Practical Information
20 - Frequently Answered Questions
Do I Need An Agent?
How Do I Get An Agent?
Are New York Agents Better Than Those Outside New York?
Publishers Take So Long, Can I Make Multiple Submissions?
Isn’t It Better To Be Published By A Large Publisher Than A Small Press?
How Much Money Do Writers Make?
You Mentioned That You Don’t Consider It “Vanity” To Publish Yourself. What ...
So What Do I Do If No One Will Publish My Book?
Appendix I - Excerpted from The Kitchen Man, as referred to in Chapter 15
Appendix II - RECOMMENDED BOOKS
A Note About The Authors
ABOUT THE TYPE
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