The pieces of a satisfying novel or story seem to fit together so effortlessly, so seamlessly, that it's easy to find yourself wondering, 'How on earth did the author do this?' the answer is simple: He sat alone at this desk, considered an array of options and made smart, careful choices. "On Writing Fiction" helps writers learn how to make those choices and reveals that they have more creative and technical options than they may have previously been aware of. "On Writing Fiction" challenges old assumptions about writing rules and shows why taking a different path can sometimes improve one's work, make one a better writer overall and abolish any boundaries that inhibit ones work or oneself.
David Jauss has been teaching creative writing from more than thirty years, and he has won numerous awards for his efforts. He is currently a tenured professor at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He also teaches in the low-residency MFA in Writing Program at Vermont College.