The Secret Miracle: The Novelist's Handbook

Title

The Secret Miracle: The Novelist's Handbook

Authors

Daniel Alarcon

Files

Document Type

Book

Description

Drawing back the curtain on the mysterious process of writing novels, The Secret Miracle brings together the foremost practitioners of the craft to discuss how they write. Paul Auster, Roddy Doyle, Allegra Goodman, Aleksandar Hemon, Mario Vargas Llosa, Susan Minot, Rick Moody, Haruki Murakami, George Pelecanos, Gary Shteyngart, and others take us step by step through the alchemy of writing fiction, answering everything from nuts-and-bolts queries—“Do you outline?”—to perennial questions posed by writers and readers alike: “What makes a character compelling?”

Publication Date

2010

Publisher

Henry Holt and Co.

City

New York

State

NY

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities | Creative Writing | History | Nonfiction