The Art and Craft of Fiction has ratings and 12 reviews. Thomas said: This is one of the best primers on writing fiction I’ve read in a long while. S. Brief, practical, and wonderfully readable gives aspiring writers all they need-in under pages. Michael Kardos focuses on technique and presents fiction writing as a teachable (and learnable) art. With an organization built on methods and.

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Jul 15, Tyler McHaley rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: A brief fiction anthology at the back of the book includes 15 selections that instructors praise for their usefulness in the creative writing classroom.

Kardos received his B. Excellent book for beginning writers! This book is not yet featured on Listopia. With an organization built on methods and process rather than traditional literary elements, Kardos helps students begin their stories, write strong scenes, use images and research detail, revise for aesthetics and mechanics, and finish and polish their own stories.

Dec 02, McKenna rated it really liked it Shelves: Anyone who loves writing and wants to grow as a writer.

He currently lives in Starkville, Mississippi, where he co-directs the xraft writing program at Mississippi State and edits the literary journal Jabberwock Review. I’ve only just started writing, but this book will be my guide into future endeavors. No eBook available Amazon.


Enough to talk about in class with Janet and others. The anthology is fantastic, the book is conversational and easy to read, and Kardos definitely knows what he’s talking about when it comes to the craft of fiction.

Account Options Sign in. Basic but not bad. Easy to read and understand.

The Art and Craft of Fiction by Michael Kardos

Alexander Parmelee rated it really liked it Mar 14, No eBook available Amazon. A brief but informative guide with a lot of rules that I would’ve liked expanded on some more much like King’s guide. This is a pretty good craft book.

Kasia rated it liked it Aug 18, Wait, that might not be fair, it was snd a relatively fast read and there’s some good stuff in the text, but it really does feel just like reading a text and nothing else. If you crart coming into writing for the first time or are trying to get down to the basic of the craft, this book is the way to go, for sure.

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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. His short stories have appeared in The Southern ReviewCrazyhorsePrairie Schoonerand many other magazines and anthologies.

Jan 21, Vicky Skinner rated it really liked it. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.

The Art and Craft of Fiction

Very informative, easy reading, but it gave plenty of information useful to both beginning and established writers. No trivia or quizzes yet. Instructors trust The Art and Craft of Fiction to help structure their course, and reinforce and complement their teaching points with examples and exercises.


Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Michael Kardos focuses on technique and presents fiction writing as a teachable and learnable art.

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Paperbackpages. Grant Fontenot rated it liked it Jun 26, ot Kardos received his B. At some point, probably because I knew I wasn’t going to use the book as a text, I just found myself irked by the incessant references to the anthology – using snippets of stories I had no intention of reading or using – which made it difficult to keep caring.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. I don’t blame the author.