In l961, Random House published David Madden’s first novel, The Beautiful Greed, based on his Merchant seaman experiences. For Warner Brothers, he adapted his second novel, Cassandra Singing, to the screen (not yet produced). The Shadow Knows, a book of stories, won a National Council on the Arts Award, judged by Hortense Calisher and Walker [...]
Below is the table of contents of my book REVISING FICTION that asks the questions with which every writer must eventually deal, so this list alone will prove to be helpful.
Introduction: Revision Is an Act of the Technical Imagination -What are the Sources of Ideas? -What Happens in the First Draft? -What Is the Role of the Imagination? -What are the Stages a Writer Goes Through in His Mastery of Revision?