Writing exercises and prompts for writers in general and for fiction writers in particular. Dufresne addresses the creative process itself and the essential narrative techniques necessary to build compelling stories and novels. The book demystifies the writing process and provides insights and encouragement from an award-winning teacher and fiction writer. If you’ve always wanted to write stories and novels but haven’t had the guidance or the courage to do so yet, then this is the book for you. This is a workbook to carry with you and to use whenever you have the time and the need to write. Think of “What would Chekhov do?” as your Portable Muse.