A fresh, inspiring guide to writing fiction.

Method and Madness takes its title from Hamlet: “Though this be madness, yet there is method in’t.” Comprehensive and accessible, it provides guidelines to all aspects of fiction writing, from generating ideas to getting published. With a wealth of imaginative yet practical exercises and 39 stories―the most in any guide to fiction writing―Method and Madness offers friendly, down-to-earth instruction in the art and craft of fiction.