Alice LaPlante

Alice LaPlante teaches creative writing at San Francisco State University and Stanford University, where she is a former Wallace Stegner Fellow. Her fiction has been published in the Southwest Review, Epoch, and Stanford Magazine, and her nonfiction has been published in Discover, BusinessWeek, and the San Jose Mercury News, among other publications. She lives in Palo Alto, California.

Books by Alice LaPlante

  1. Book CoverThe Making of a Story: A Norton Guide to Creative Writing

    A Los Angeles Times bestseller: wonderfully lucid and illuminating, Alice LaPlante’s guide to writing fiction “recalls Francine Prose’s bestseller, Reading Like a Writer” (Library Journal).More

  2. Book CoverMethod and Madness: The Making of a Story: A Guide to Writing Fiction

    A fresh, inspiring guide to writing fiction.More