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Danger on the Page
A Fiction Writer's Guide to Sex, Violence, Dead Narrators, and Other Challenges
Brian Shawver

University Press of New England



Contents

• Introduction
• PART ONE: SCENES
• The Language of Sex
• The Imagery of Violence
• The Significance of Sports
• Love, Endless and Otherwise
• PART TWO: CHARACTERS
• What Do These People Look Like? Part One
• An Interlude on Abnormality
• What Do These People Look Like? Part Two
• PART THREE: POINTS OF VIEW
• First-Person Imitations: Race, Gender, and Class
• First-Person Imitations: Children, Animals, and the Otherworldly
• Surprise!
• The Language of the Past
• PART FOUR: SETTINGS
• Descriptions of Nature (The Parts Readers Tend to Skip)
• Houses
• Brands and Products
• Epilogue

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