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And Then Something Happened: Essays on Fiction Writing

Engine Books (2020)

Debra Spark’s Curious Attractions remains a hugely popular fiction writing guide thirteen years after its publication. Now, Spark tackles the thorniest aspects of literary fiction craft: plot, humor, research, scope, and more. In And Then Something Happened, Spark brings her widely-loved wisdom, wit, and care to these nuanced essays, full of examples, anecdotes, and analysis of your favorite writers’ approaches to crafting stories and novels, plus a moving essay about the danger many of us face as we face the blank page.

Engine Books (2020)

Debra Spark’s Curious Attractions remains a hugely popular fiction writing guide thirteen years after its publication. Now, Spark tackles the thorniest aspects of literary fiction craft: plot, humor, research, scope, and more. In And Then Something Happened, Spark brings her widely-loved wisdom, wit, and care to these nuanced essays, full of examples, anecdotes, and analysis of your favorite writers’ approaches to crafting stories and novels, plus a moving essay about the danger many of us face as we face the blank page.