The Anatomy of Narrative: Analyzing Fiction and Creative Nonfiction is an anthology wherein each narrative is followed by the author's close analysis which focuses on shape and technique. Each analysis assists new writers in "seeing" form. Modeling exercises follow each piece while advice for writing follows each chapter in the fiction section. This book was written to teach students how to observe and "see" that which makes writing an art.
The goal of The Anatomy of Narrative is to enable students to become a better observer of the artistry in narrative, a close reader, and a reading writer. This text will help you learn how to map out the movement of a story or an essay.
The Anatomy of Narrative: Analyzing Fiction and Creative Nonfiction:
Contains brief introductions to each chapter about the larger shape of the story
Includes narratives and the author's analysis of each
Provides additional commentary on shape and an exercise on how to model the reading