Book Recommendations for Fiction Writers
With Penguin published, All the Good Things(2017), Clare Fisher won the 2018 Betty Trask Award and had the novel printed across eight territories worldwide. She’s the author of short story collection, How the Light Gets In(2018) and yes, she’s deep in the fire of her next book.
We can’t wait, Clare.
Before Writing Retreat Bali, Clare tells us what books she recommends.
Get stuck in to some of her favourites.
Consider the machinery of storytelling. From Flaubert to Homer and from the Bible to your own work. What makes a telling detail and how do we really know a character? This is a favourite book of Clare’s that she recommends time and time again to budding writers.
Why do we fall in love with the people we do? Why do we visit our mistakes on our children? What makes life truly beautiful? Zadie has the answers. Thanks for the tip, Clare.
A quietly devastating coming-of-age tragicomedy. Council estate shenanigans in the North-West of London. Getting out of the ghetto ain’t easy, folks.
An aching love story. As floating memories of a younger, lost love fade, a woman becomes a stalker and a voyeur. Lucid fiction as catharsis in this, Davis’s first novel. Dreamy.
Playfully brilliant: just the way we like it at WRB. Shortlisted for the Booker Prize and telling more than one story at once. Complex, touching and inventive. Yes please.
Category defying and cleverly linked short stories told in different styles and tones. Intimate lives crack open for the reader. Grab it for your Kindle.
Twenty stories about strange things that happen when you live alone. Replace parts of a cooker. Eat fruit. Wonder if that woman thinks she’s Jesus. All the important stuff covered here. Darkly funny and deeply moving.
Don’t believe Clare? Watch the online trailer…
Find your Voice with Clare Fisher at Writing Retreat Bali
15 – 22 October 2019 – Ubud
Be courageous with your writing voice. Understand narrative position and use voice as a source of story. Manage and play with different perspectives and take home a toolkit. A very insightful workshop.
Clare has a gentle style, perfectly balanced with the rest of our writing faculty who’ll lead you through screenwriting, copywriting, poetry and journalism over a week in the jungle.
Click here to find out more about Clare’s workshop at WRB.
Visit Clare’s website here: www.clarefisherwriter.com