The One-Hour MFA (ebook)


Want to save $50K on graduate school? In The One-Hour MFA, novelist Michael Kimball (Big Ray, Dear Everybody, etc.) gives indispensable advice as he breaks down the writing process into fifteen brief, meaningful lessons. Making detailed reference to some of the world’s best fiction writers, Kimball gives straightforward guidance on how to open a story and how to end one, how to revise and how to pay attention to things like syntax and acoustics, as well as various ways to think about character, voice, story, plot, and description.

Note: we are also serializing this book for free reading at starting on July 7. Get these sharp and insightful essays for free in weekly installments, or order from Publishing Genius now and get everything at once. It’s great for writers and for teachers!

Check out the index to see the exhaustive list of writers Kimball refers to.

Here’s an article at FastCo about the book.

Here’s a review at JMWW.

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Author Bio

Michael Kimball is the author of seven other books, includingBig Ray, Dear Everybody, Us, and, most recently, Galaga. His work has been translated into a dozen languages and been on NPR’s All Things Considered and in Vice, as well as The Guardian, Bomb, Prairie Schooner, New York Tyrant, etc. He is also responsible for the collaborative project Michael Kimball Writes Your Life Story (on a postcard), a couple of documentaries, and the conceptual pseudonym Andy Devine.