Table of contents for The 3 a.m. epiphany : uncommon writing exercises that transform your fiction / by Brian Kiteley.

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Introduction
Exercise Mix and Match
The Exercises:	
Point of View: 1 The Reluctant I, 2 Imperative, 3 Unreliable Third, 4 The 
Unstable Self, 5 Journalism, 6 The Royal We, 7 Family Consciousness, 
8 Third to First, 9 Historical Omniscience, 10 The Ironist, 11 The 
Cheerful Spectator, 12 An Execution, 13 God
Images: 14 No Ideas, But in Things, 15 Two Images Separated at Birth, 16 Two 
Paintings, 17 Synesthesia, 18 TV, 19 Canned Film, 20 Colors, 21 
Clothes, 22 Alarm Clock Dream, 23 The Closet
Characters and Ways of Seeing: 24 Ways of Seeing, 25 Names, 26 Ex's, 27 
Loveless, 28 Loving, 29 Evil, 30 Absent, 31 Intelligence, 32 Friendship, 
33 Goodness, 34 Chaos Follows, 35 Wilderness, 36 Beyond Words, 37 
Face Recognition, 38 Sentenced to Death, 39 Letters from Inside the 
Story, 40 Doubling Up, 41 You Oxymoron
Women and Men: 42 Invisible Woman, 43 Control, 44 The Argument, 45 Food 
Fight, 46 Intimacy, 47 Smart Pets, 48 Cooking, 49 Binary Oppositions
Children and Childhood: 50 Early Language, 51 Associative Logic, 52 What 
Maisie Knew, 53 Cruelty, 54 Child's Play, 55 Shy, 56 Looking 
Backwards, 57 Wrong Hall, 58 Bedtime Story
Conversation: 59 Silent Partner, 60 Body English, 61 Character Building, 62 
The First Lie, 63 Phone Tag, 64 Finishing Each Other's Sentences, 65 
Indirect Discourse, 66 Reconstituted Talk, 67 Travesty, 68 Interrogation
Thought and Emotion: 69 Consciousness Slowed, 70 Universal Freedom, 71 
Needs, 72 Wants, 73 Improvisation, 74 True Feeling, 75 Teacher, 76 
Witness Protection, 77 Deathbed Conversions, 78 Style, 79 Mistaken 
Identity, 80 Sleight of Hand, 81 The Bunny Planet, 82 Ignoble Subjects
Biography and Autobiography: 83 Public vs. Private, 84 Fact and Fancy, 85 
Talismans, 86 Interview, 87 Research, 88 Life of the Party, 89 
Biography, 90 Funhouse Mirror, 91 Leaving Out, 92 Father and Son, 93 
Mother and Daughter
Time: 94 Life Story, 95 Summary, 96 One Moment, 97 DÄjê Vu, 98 The Gap, 
99 Rashomon, 100 Landscape and Time, 101 Ghosts, 102 A Happy 
Marriage
History: 103 The Day After, 104 What If, 105 Revisionist History, 106 Found 
History, 107 Shoeshine, 108 Censorship
Description (Paragraphs): 109 Nudes, 110 Sweet and Sour, 111 Home, 
	112 The City, 113 In the Belly of the Beast, 114 Aromatherapy, 115 
Maps, 116 Public Space vs. Private Space, 117 Walking, 118 
Verisimilitude, 119 Jeremiad
Sentences (Butting Up Against Each Other): 120 Chapters, 121
		Underground History, 122 E-less, 123 The Music of Prose, 124 
Listful, 125 Russian Doll in Reverse, 126 Backwards, 127 Pantoum, 128 
Villanelle, 129 Concrete Abstractions, 130 Monotony, 131 Repetition, 
132 Economy, 133 Phone Book
Other People's Sentences: 134 Logical Structure, 135 Poetry, 136 Collage, 137 
Beginnings, 138 Ends, 139 Middles, 140 Jointly Held Story, 141 The 
Bridge, 142 Between the Lines, 143 French, 144 DeLillo, 145 Top Ten 
Words of 2003, 146 100 Most Common Words, 147 Living Flesh, 148 
Embedded Stories
Play and Games: 149 Rules of the Game, 150 Vertigo, 151 Different Strokes, 
152 Mimicry, 153 Dice, 154 Fantasy, 155 War
Sports: 156 The Team, 157 Life or Death, 158 Individual, 159 The Seduction of 
Analogies
Work: 160 The Language of Work, 161 Teamwork, 162 Gravediggers, 163 
Loafing, 164 Fight Choreographer 
Humor: 165 Standup, 166 The Wit and the Pendulum, 167 The Joke, 
	168 Incongruity, 169 Serious Slapstick, 170 Unintended Humor, 171 
Misdirection
Travel: 172 Arrivals, 173 Departures, 174 Digressions, 175 Notebooks, 176 
Barbarians, 177 Life as a Text, 178 Imaginary Travel, 179 Imaginary 
Cities, 180 Inside Jokes, 181 Perpetual Return, 182 Landscapes, 183 The 
Double, 184 Goodnight, Colorado
Internal Structure: 185 A Maze, 186 An Iceberg, 187 Two Parallel Lines, 188 
A Circle, 189 The Infinity Symbol 
Exercises for Stories in Progress: 190 Outrunning the Critic, 191 Sensory 
Details, 192 Rehearsal, 193 Surprise, 194 Postcards to France, 195 
Caught on Tape, 196 Email, 197 Embracing the Mystery, 198 Character 
Develops with Revision, 199 Beyond Your Preconceptions, 200 Q and 
A, 201 Fill in the Blank
Limbing Up
Appendix A: Advice for Writing Books
 Appendix B: Literary Friendships, Critiquing Your Own and Other People's Stories
Index

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Fiction -- Authorship.
Fiction -- Technique -- Problems, exercises, etc.