In (Don’t) Stop Me If You’ve Heard This Before, Peter Turchi combines personal narrative and close reading of a wide range of stories and novels to reveal how writers create the fiction that matters to us. Building on his much-loved Maps of the Imagination: The Writer as Cartographer, Turchi leads readers and writers to an understanding of how the intricate mechanics of storytelling—including shifts in characters’ authority, the subtle manipulation of images, careful attention to point of view, the strategic release of information, and even digressing from the (apparent) story—can create powerful effects.
Peter Turchi is the author of five books and the co-editor of three anthologies. His books include “Maps of the Imagination: The Writer as Cartographer”; “Suburban Journals: The Sketchbooks, Drawings, and Prints of Charles Ritchie”, in collaboration with the artist; a novel, “The Girls Next Door”; a collection of stories, “Magician; and The Pirate Prince”, co-written with Cape Cod treasure hunter Barry Clifford, about Clifford's discovery of the pirate ship Whydah.
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