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Turning life into fiction

Ernest Hekkanen

Turning life into fiction

an aesthetic manifesto

by Ernest Hekkanen

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Published by New Orphic Publishers in Vancouver .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Discourse analysis, Narrative.,
  • Fiction.,
  • Narration (Rhetoric) -- Psychological aspects.,
  • Psychology and literature.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    StatementErnest Hekkanen.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPN3352.P7 H44 1996
    The Physical Object
    Pagination216 p. :
    Number of Pages216
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15452998M
    ISBN 100969916248


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Course Catalog. Turning Life Into Fiction a Finalist for the Oregon Book Award, the Lambda Literary Debut Fiction Award, and the Publishing Triangle Edmund White Debut Fiction Award.

He currently teaches for West Virginia Wesleyan University’s Low-Residency MFA Program.In Turning Life into Fiction, Robin Hemley offers a highly entertaining and in-depth manual―with writing exercises on how to convert real life into good storytelling. He covers a wide range of subjects, including how to record and generate ideas from daily life and how to write effectively using true anecdotes, real places, and real supportselschools.coms: