“The simplest way to tell a story, equally favoured by tribal bards and parents at bedtime, is to begin at the beginning, and go on until you reach the end, or your audience falls asleep”
– David Lodge
Fiction is invented or untrue; it is describing imaginary events and people. From flash fiction through short stories and novels to epic, fiction is about imaginative narration. Manifestos on fiction indicate both its challenges and its energy: is about literary fiction, http://moxiemezcal.com/manifesto.html provides 10 points for Guerilla fiction, and http://sketchingastory.com/2012/09/30/a-fiction-writers-manifesto/ explores the drive to write fiction.
Catherine Padmore was a Deakin PhD writing student. Sibyl’s Cave is a beautiful and clever novel which is worth reading for its application of craft as well as for the pleasure it gives. Check her work here: www.catherinepadmore.com/