Freefall into Fiction
152 pages, 6 x 9
Release Date:21 Nov 2016

Freefall into Fiction

Finding Form

Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Barbara Turner-Vesselago’s first book, Writing Without a Parachute, showed writers how to fall in love with writing. This new book builds on this experience and encourages writers to pursue their work with intention and without inhibition. Freefall into Fiction: Finding Form is designed to help writers, step-by-step, to create publishable short stories, novels, and memoirs by finding their own unique balance between the exploration offered by Freefall Writing and the requirements of each particular genre. This book penetrates deep inside the writing process where that balancing act takes place.
Barbara Turner-Vesselago is the author of No News But Kindness, was a finalist for the Chapters/ Robertson Davies Book Prize and Skelton at Sixty. She was also the winner of Britian’s Short Story Radio First Chapter Competition. She has a doctorate from the University of Cambridge and has taught at universities in the UK, US, Canada, and Nigeria. She now lives in Hamilton, Ontario and teaches Freefall Writing workshops worldwide.


1 Taking it Forward

2 The Precepts Revisited

3 Finding the Essence

4 Character, Conflict, and Trouble

5 Inhibiting Character

6 Discovering Plot

7 Devices

8 Dialogue in Fiction

9 Drama

10 The Genre of Memoir

11 The Genre of Fiction

12 Revision
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