The Longman Guide to Intermediate and Advanced Fiction Writing addresses the artistic implications of craft choices. Each chapter considers a different topic and includes examples of the revision process from well-known writers. Questions and exercises throughout the book help writers reflect on and explore writing possibilities.
A section on the writing life includes candid discussions of writer's block, talent, habit, rejection, publication, and endurance to help aspiring professionals develop sustainable lives as writers.
Note: this is the trade version of Deepening Fiction: A Practical Guide for Intermediate and Advanced Writers, which uses short examples from published works as illustrations and does not include the mini-anthology of stories. The quotes refer to Deepening Fiction: A Practical Guide for Intermediate and Advanced Writers.