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Old 08-02-2011, 05:22 AM   #1
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Free Ebook on Writing Fiction by Jack Matthews (until Sept 4)

For the month of August until Sunday September 15, 2011, Jack Matthews’ new ebook about the craft of fiction writing will be a free download. Normal price is $2.99 (still a great deal).

Download Link is here. http://www.ghostlypopulations.com/20...es-free-ebook/ The ebook is available DRM-free.

About the Ebook
Since the early 1990s, Jack Matthews has distributed a photocopied version of this 75,000 word writing guide to students in his fiction writing classes at Ohio University. This guide offers insight about how successful writers mold raw experiences into a story and how language helps you to do that. It offers lots of good examples and practical advice for getting a story idea off the ground; it analyzes several stories (including one of Matthews’ own) and offers several paradigms for understanding how stories work. Erudite, witty, idiosyncratic, serendipitous, mischievous, sesquipedalian, entertaining, introspective and colorful: these are adjectives which come to mind when reading this book.

About the Author

86 year old author Jack Matthews has not only written more than 15 works of fiction, he was distinguished professor of Fiction Writing at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio for over 4 decades. Winner of Gugenheim and several arts grants, Matthews has been anthologized widely, translated into several languages and nominated for a National Book Award. In July 2011, Estruscan Press published his novel, The Gambler’s Nephew, a dark 19th century tale about slavery, guilt, memory. In Fall 2011 Personville Press will be republishing his 1967 novel Hanger Stout, Awake (which was praised by Time Magazine and people such as Eudora Welty).


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