Books by William H. Coles

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William H. Coles is the award-winning author of short stories and novels and the creator of storyinliteraryfiction.com a website devoted to resources for authors of creative fiction. He publishes Story in Fiction, a podcast of literary stories, and a newsletter, Story in Fiction Today.

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Illustrated Short Fiction of William H. Coles 2000-2016
by William H Coles
A collection of thirty-three award-winning short stories, two graphic novels, and a novella, each about one-of-a kind characters solving serious problems in challenging settings.  The stories are crafted by William H. Coles with artistic intensity for engagement and entertainment.  Each short story is illustrated by one of six artists...
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Sister Carrie
by William H Coles
A literary psychological thriller by award-winning author William H. Coles. Two orphaned sisters, facing a future of want and loneliness, quarrel when the older sister, responsible for her dependent teenage sibling, repudiates her sister’s affair with a political activist--older and unacceptable--she bonds with on the internet. Can...
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McDowell
by William H. Coles
An admired and lauded surgeon climbs to the top of his profession.  But his callous and questionably moral determination angers colleagues and friends who vow to destroy him.  He becomes a member of the President’s cabinet when a personal family tragedy presents him with a dilemma that leads to a felonious crime.  When his world of...
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Categories: All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers; All Religious Fiction
Guardian of Deceit
by William H. Coles
Darwin Hastings is seventeen and his dying aunt sends him from Pittsburgh to New York to a new guardian, a famous wealthy football player. He is excited and afraid; he wants to recapture the love he knew with his parents before they died and become a doctor like his father. But in his new home of celebrities, crooks, untrustworthiness...
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Creating Literary Stories: A Fiction Writer's Guide
by William H Coles
An essential guide for every writer of fiction.  Learn: Character, Narration, Structure, Dialogue, Point of View, Writing in Scene, Drama (Conflict-Action-Resolution), Humor, Revision William H. Coles is the award-winning author of short stories, essays on writing, interviews, and novels in contests such as The Flannery O’Connor...
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The Spirit of Want
by William H Coles
A successful woman lawyer falls in love with a TV-evangelist accused of sexually molesting a child. She loses the case and while on appeal he escapes the country. She leaves family and new husband and child to follow him to Africa. She is faced with deep questions about who he really is and she returns in penury to try to rebuild her...
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Guardian of Deceit
by William H. Coles
Darwin Hastings is seventeen and his dying aunt sends him from Pittsburgh to New York to a new guardian, a famous wealthy football player. He expects to recapture the love he knew with his parents before they died and become a doctor like his father. But in his new home of celebrities, crooks, untrustworthy guardian, and excessively...
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Categories: All Contemporary Fiction & Literature
The Short Fiction of William H. Coles 2001-2011
by William H. Coles
Award-winning short stories of characters facing moral decisions that stretch their lives to mirror who they are and what they might become. And a novella, set in New Orleans, that pits and adulterous, deeply-in-love couple against society, family, and themselves as they struggle to regain self-respect and acceptance among threats of...
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Story in Literary Fiction: a manual for writers
by William H. Coles
Story in Literary Fiction: A Manual for Writers, by William H. Coles, is a succinct and clearly written reference for fiction writers. Principles and guidelines for writing present the essence of creating a memorable story. A detailed index makes every idea easily accessible.The Manual is also available as a printed book (ISBN...
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Categories: Writing and Publishing
The Surgeon's Wife
by William H Coles
A New Orleans aristocrat and doctor, Clayton Otherson, is an aging national leader in the field of trauma surgery who begins to injure patients with his unacceptable technical and judgmental mistakes. Otherson’s younger partner, Mike Boudreaux, whom he trained and mentored, must discipline him.  Otherson resents constrains and...
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The Necklace and Other Stories
by William H. Coles
Nine short stories about American life, unrequited love, familial distrust, and unfair parental control, and a novella where cultures clash and humans survive with caring and selflessness overcoming the default of violence and destruction. Each story rich with unique characters proving they have the will to survive life's most difficult...
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Categories: All Contemporary Fiction & Literature
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