Behind the Short Story From First to Final Draft
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Description: "Behind the Short Story "provides the " inside scoop" on how a successful story emerges from first to final draft by compiling critical analysis techniques, writing exercises, representative stories, and useful insights into the writing process from award-winning, student-oriented teachers who are also successful short story writers. Unique craft commentaries explore the decisions writers make on issues of structure, character, setting, etc. and offer practical suggestions for pre-writing, drafting, and revising. Features contemporary short stories and craft commentaries from 27 of today' s best-known short story writers, including Amy Bloom, T.C. Boyle, Mary Gaitskill, Lorrie Moore, and George Saunders. Craft-oriented commentary by each author reveals many of the fiction techniques and decisions that go into writing a short story. For writers interested in exploring the process of writing a successful short story.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
List price: $59.33
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 3/3/2006
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
|Preface to the Instructor|
|Introduction to the Student|
|Getting Started: Essay and Writing Suggestions|
|Creating Raw Material|
|Meinke on Journaling|
|The Soul Molecule|
|Almond on Generating Story Ideas|
|Discovering Stories Through Personal Experience|
|Vito Loves Geraldine|
|Eidus on Transferring Personal Experience Into Fiction|
|Discovering Stories Through Observation and Research|
|The Mourning Door|
|Graver on Where Stories Come From|
|Dr. Ishida Explains his Case|
|Baggott on the Role of Research in Fiction|
|Writing the First Scene: Essay and Writing Suggestions|
|Section One: Story Structure and the Fundamentals of Plot|
|The New Year|
|McNally on Story Beginnings|
|Gwyn on Story Middles|
|Son of Mogar|
|Keene on Story Endings|