The Art & Craft of Fiction: A Practitioner's Manual

ABOUT Victoria Mixon

Victoria Mixon
Victoria Mixon is a professional writer and editor and has worked in fiction, nonfiction, memoir, poetry, and technical documentation for over thirty years. She co-authored the nonfiction Children and the Internet: A Zen Guide for Parents and Educators, published by Prentice Hall in 1996, More...


Based on Mixon's work as a successful independent fiction editor, The Art & Craft of Fiction: A Practitioner's Manual brings together in one place everything you need to know about writing a novel, an in-depth exploration of the myriad aspects of creating fiction, in a warm, entertaining voice that welcomes you into the greater fellowship of all writers.

“This isn’t just a book that provides the guidance a fiction writer needs. This is not simply a book that offers up sharp, deeply helpful tips on craft—though it does so very well. Mixon’s voice is that of the Muse on three cups of coffee and a to-the-rim shot of liquid codeine. Over the last twenty years, hers may very well be the most adrenalinic, motivating, how-to voice about craft, style, and artistic willpower. After reading this, writers should have no trouble getting the seat of the pants in the seat of the chair—and flat out producing their own blood-deep stories.”
—Kevin Clark, author of Self-Portrait with Expletives

“The only thing Victoria doesn't reveal is the secret handshake. Otherwise, a lot of authors are going to improve their writing just by reading and using the advice in her book. Buy it. I recommend it.”
—Dave Kuzminski, Preditors & Editors