A practical introduction to writing fiction, with exercises and sample stories.

Shaping the Story is a practical guide to the craft of writing fiction for authors of all levels and abilities.

Award-winning author and scholar John D. Nesbitt has penned an easy-to-use handbook, complete with short stories he references throughout, all under one cover.

Shaping the Story is a complete, professional tool for aspiring creative writers. This book contains discussion, as well as examples and sample stories, to illustrate many of the points made.

Whether you’re writing a short story or a longer piece, this book is a must-have!

"Shaping the Story is written like a text book but has all the no-nonsense advice you need to get your writing life on track."— Wyoming State Library Journal

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