Beyond the First Draft
The Art of Fiction
For students and writers alike, a brilliant guide to the craft of writing by the National Book Award-winning author of Spartina.
In Beyond the First Draft John Casey offers essential and original insights into the art of writing—and rewriting—fiction. Throughout the fourteen essays there are notes on voice, point of view, structure and other crucial elements. This book is an invaluable resource for aspiring writers and a revitalising companion for seasoned ones.
“Casey's book isn't just a guide for would-be writers; it's also a joyous exploration of how great writers achieve the effects they do.” — The Herald