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Fiction and How It Works

A literary critic dispels numerous fiction writing myths.

Literary critic and Harvard professor James Wood dispels numerous fiction writing myths in his latest book, titled "How Fiction Works."

He compares the styles of well-respected but lesser-known writers like Norman Rush and Geoff Dyer and commends novelists who successfully build rapport between their characters and the reader.

So, if you’ve wondered why people read fiction or if you're curious to learn some of the key elements needed to become a best-selling novelist, press play on the audio player to the left.

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