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The Mechanics of Fiction Writing

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Lesson 1.
Introduction & Philosophical Foundations

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Welcome to The Mechanics of Fiction Writing with P.E. Rowe. This introduction lays the foundation for the series and discusses the reasons fiction writing has been taught the way it has for so long.

Lesson 2.
What is a Story?
(Yet Another Example of the Porousness of Borders).

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Here we'll develop a working definition of a story that's useful as a target to aim at for fiction writers. We'll also grapple with the fuzzyness of borders, a problem that recurs often enough in fiction (and in life) that it's worth spending some time exploring why and what we should do about it.

 

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