The Art Craft of the Short Story

The Art & Craft of the Short Story explores every key element of short fiction, including story structure and form; creative and believable characters; how to begin and where to end; and the generation of ideas; as well as technical aspects ...

Author: Rick DeMarinis

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781504036856

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

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The Art & Craft of the Short Story explores every key element of short fiction, including story structure and form; creative and believable characters; how to begin and where to end; and the generation of ideas; as well as technical aspects such as point of view; plot; description and imagery; and theme. Examples from the work of a wide variety are used. The author includes five of his own stories to demonstrate these topics.

The Art and Craft of Fiction

A brief fiction anthology at the back of the book includes 15 selections that instructors praise for their usefulness in the creative writing classroom. The Art and Craft of Fiction is available in a variety of e-book formats.

Author: Michael Kardos

Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's

ISBN: 1319030424

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 416

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Brief, practical, and affordable, The Art and Craft of Fiction gives aspiring writers all they need, in a friendly voice that students love. Michael Kardos focuses on technique and presents fiction writing as a teachable (and learnable) art. With an organization built on methods and process rather than traditional literary elements, Kardos helps students begin their stories, write strong scenes, use images and research detail, revise for aesthetics and mechanics, and finish and polish their own stories. Instructors trust The Art and Craft of Fiction to help structure their course, and reinforce and complement their teaching points with examples and exercises. A brief fiction anthology at the back of the book includes 15 selections that instructors praise for their usefulness in the creative writing classroom. The Art and Craft of Fiction is available in a variety of e-book formats. For more information about our e-book partners, visit macmillanlearning.com/ebooks.

Writers on Writing

Short story writers reflect on the craft, on their own works, and on challenges and trends in short story writing.

Author: Maurice Angus Lee

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313315922

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 247

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Short story writers reflect on the craft, on their own works, and on challenges and trends in short story writing.

The Art and Craft of Writing

Author: Maxim Gorky

Publisher: The Minerva Group, Inc.

ISBN: 9780898750409

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 300

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Renowned Soviet writers, Maxim Gorky, Vladimir Mayakovsky, Alexei Tolstoy and Konstantin Fedin reveal their unique experiences in their career. They provide a sound knowledge in all forms of the art of writing, how to write prose, the short stories, novels, verses and more. You can learn also how Soviet writers suffered when a decree declared their writing the property of the Republic, and the hardships they encountered during the Revolution and in Hitler's time to get their stories in print. This challenged them to pursue with a vengeance to get their stories printed regardless of the availability of supplies.Above all, these writers had stories to tell, they wanted the public to be aware. In this way a writer finds inspiration, the right words, the earnest desire and the motivation to undergo this chosen field that leaves to the rest of the world long after they are gone, with knowledge, a past and a heritage.Thus, writing is finding yourself, your methods, your individuality and your creativeness. Style is the most important. If a writer does not have style he cannot write. Rhythm, melody, vocabulary, and composition are interconnected like chess pieces. Above all, writing should not be an obsession but the only way in which you can create your work.

Research Division Report

... Poetry 18.4 34.2 Art Museums ( B ) 26.7 49.6 Historic Parks 34.5 64.1 Art / Craft
Fairs 40.7 75.6 Reading Novels / Short ... of the respondents saying they had
read at least one novel , short story , poem or play during the previous 12 months
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ISBN: STANFORD:36105112108969

Category: Arts

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Art Matters

The book also develops vital new ways of understanding the short story genre as Lamb constructs a critical apparatus for analyzing the short story, introduces to a larger audience ideas taken from practicing storywriters, theorists, and ...

Author: Robert Paul Lamb

Publisher: LSU Press

ISBN: 0807136697

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 296

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In Art Matters, Robert Paul Lamb provides the definitive study of Ernest Hemingway's short story aesthetics. Lamb locates Hemingway's art in literary historical contexts and explains what he learned from earlier artists, including Edgar Allan Poe, Paul Cézanne, Henry James, Guy de Maupassant, Anton Chekhov, Stephen Crane, Gertrude Stein, James Joyce, and Ezra Pound. Examining how Hemingway developed this inheritance, Lamb insightfully charts the evolution of the unique style and innovative techniques that would forever change the nature of short fiction. Art Matters opens with an analysis of the authorial effacement Hemingway learned from Maupassant and Chekhov, followed by fresh perspectives on the author's famous use of concision and omission. Redefining literary impressionism and expressionism as alternative modes for depicting modern consciousness, Lamb demonstrates how Hemingway and Willa Cather learned these techniques from Crane and made them the foundation of their respective aesthetics. After examining the development of Hemingway's art of focalization, he clarifies what Hemingway really learned from Stein and delineates their different uses of repetition. Turning from techniques to formal elements, Art Matters anatomizes Hemingway's story openings and endings, analyzes how he created an entirely unprecedented role for fictional dialogue, explores his methods of characterization, and categorizes his settings in the fifty-three stories that comprise his most important work in the genre. A major contribution to Hemingway scholarship and to the study of modernist fiction, Art Matters shows exactly how Hemingway's craft functions and argues persuasively for the importance of studies of articulated technique to any meaningful understanding of fiction and literary history. The book also develops vital new ways of understanding the short story genre as Lamb constructs a critical apparatus for analyzing the short story, introduces to a larger audience ideas taken from practicing storywriters, theorists, and critics, and coins new terms and concepts that enrich our understanding of the field.

Telling Stories

Telling Stories is intended for anyone interested in thinking more about the elements of storytelling in short stories, novels, and memoirs.

Author: Lee Martin

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9781496202024

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 258

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A prolific and award-winning writer, Lee Martin has put pen to paper to offer his wisdom, honed during thirty years of teaching the oh-so-elusive art of writing. Telling Stories is intended for anyone interested in thinking more about the elements of storytelling in short stories, novels, and memoirs. Martin clearly delineates helpful and practical techniques for demystifying the writing process and provides tools for perfecting the art of the scene, characterization, detail, point of view, language, and revision—in short, the art of writing. His discussion of the craft in his own life draws from experiences, memories, and stories to provide a more personal perspective on the elements of writing. Martin provides encouragement by sharing what he’s learned from his journey through frustrations, challenges, and successes. Most important, Telling Stories emphasizes that you are not alone on this journey and that writers must remain focused on what they love: the process of moving words on the page. By focusing on that purpose, Martin contends, the journey will always take you where you’re meant to go.

The British and Irish Short Story Handbook

It is hard to write about modern Irish literature without writing about the short story
. The situation ... Traditionally, the short story has been ignored and disparaged
by commentators. ... Is it not just because the art is practically one with the craft?

Author: David Malcolm

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444355215

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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The British and Irish Short Story Handbook guides readers through the development of the short story and the unique critical issues involved in discussions of short fiction. It includes a wide-ranging analysis of non-canonical and non-realist writers as well as the major authors and their works, providing a comprehensive and much-needed appraisal of this area. Guides readers through the development of the short story and critical issues involved in discussions of short fiction Offers a detailed discussion of the range of genres in the British and Irish short story Includes extensive analysis of non-canonical writers, such as Hubert Crackanthorpe, Ella D’Arcy, T.F. Powys, A.E. Coppard, Julian Maclaren-Ross, Mollie Panter-Downes, Denton Welch, and Sylvia Townsend Warner Provide a wide-ranging discussion of non-realist and experimental short stories Includes a large section on the British short story in the Second World War

Art Craft and Theology in Fourth Century Christian Authors

There is the brief, but vivid description of Leontius' furious reaction to his own
desire to look at a pile of executed men outside the city walls.2 Then, in
Glaucon's story of the ring of invisibility, the trouble starts when the protagonist—
a certain ...

Author: Morwenna Ludlow

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198848837

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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Art, Craft, and Theology in Fourth-Century Christian Authors analyses Christian Greek literature in the fourth century in order to emphasise the style, ingenuity, and craftsmanship demonstrated by the authors of such texts. It considers the way these 'wordsmiths' used classical literature techniques to strengthen their theological writings.

2013 Novel Short Story Writer s Market

... quarterly online, is a literary journal dedicated to quality free verse poetry and
short fiction as well as book and film reviews, art, photography, and ... We publish
an eclectic mix of voices and styles, but all poems should show attention to craft.

Author: Scott Francis

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781599636344

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 568

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The Best Resource Available for Getting Your Fiction Published! The 2013 Novel & Short Story Writer's Market is the best resource available for fiction writers to get their short stories, novellas, and novels published. As with past editions, Novel & Short Story Writer's Market offers hundreds of listings for book publishers, literary agents, fiction publications, contests and more. Each listing includes contact information, submission guidelines, and other important tips. Fiction writers will also find and increased focus on editorial to help give context to the listing content. From amazing craft articles (crafting emotion in fiction) to helpful business advice (marketing a small press book), the 2013 Novel & Short Story Writer's Market offers everything a fiction writer looking to get published could want. PLEASE NOTE: Free subscriptions are NOT included with the e-book edition of this title.

Reading Politically

Pratt asserts that , “ just as it is used for formal experimentation , the short story is
often the genre used to introduce new ( and possibly stigmatized ) subject ...
apprentice genre " of the short story , “ craft versus art , ” and market
considerations .

Author: S. Travis Silcox

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106010051248

Category: American fiction

Page: 558

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The Hemingway Short Story

In The Hemingway Short Story: A Study in Craft for Writers and Readers, Robert Paul Lamb delivers a dazzling analysis of the craft of this influential writer.

Author: Robert Paul Lamb

Publisher: LSU Press

ISBN: 9780807147443

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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In The Hemingway Short Story: A Study in Craft for Writers and Readers, Robert Paul Lamb delivers a dazzling analysis of the craft of this influential writer. Lamb scrutinizes a selection of Hemingway's exemplary stories to illuminate the author's methods of construction and to show how craft criticism complements and enhances cultural literary studies. The Hemingway Short Story, the highly anticipated sequel to Lamb's critically acclaimed Art Matters: Hemingway, Craft, and the Creation of the Modern Short Story, reconciles the creative writer's focus on art with the concerns of cultural critics, establishing the value that craft criticism holds for all readers. Beautifully written in clear and engaging prose, Lamb's study presents close readings of representative Hemingway stories such as "Soldier's Home," "A Canary for One," "God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen," and "Big Two-Hearted River." Lamb's examination of "Indian Camp," for instance, explores not only its biographical contexts -- showing how details, incidents, and characters developed in the writer's mind and notebook as he transmuted life into art -- but also its original, deleted opening and the final text of the story, uncovering otherwise unseen aspects of technique and new terrains of meaning. Lamb proves that a writer is not merely a site upon which cultural forces contend, but a professional in his or her craft who makes countless conscious decisions in creating a literary text. Revealing how the short story operates as a distinct literary genre, Lamb provides the meticulous readings that the form demands -- showing Hemingway practicing his craft, offering new inclusive interpretations of much debated stories, reevaluating critically neglected stories, analyzing how craft is inextricably entwined with a story's cultural representations, and demonstrating the many ways in which careful examinations of stories reward us.

Writing Short Stories

Phillips (creative writing, U. of Wisconsin, Eau Claire) has designed a text for undergraduate creative writing courses that provides step- by-step instruction in beginning to write, setting up a journal, and beginning to write a short ...

Author: William H. Phillips

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 0815629443

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

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Phillips (creative writing, U. of Wisconsin, Eau Claire) has designed a text for undergraduate creative writing courses that provides step- by-step instruction in beginning to write, setting up a journal, and beginning to write a short story. Four short stories by students are included with an interview of each writer to show the relationship of truth to fiction. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.

Summary Report

... site averages , while attendance at ' Art / Crafts Fair or Read Poetry 32 % 29 %
Festival ' is significantly higher ( 56 % ) than the average for Read Novels / Short
Stories 66 % 64 % all 12 sites ( 49 % ) . Members of the local communities Hear ...

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ISBN: UIUC:30112000486529

Category: Arts audiences

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Paramount and Artcraft . ... see such Paramount and Artcraft Pictures as the
screen versions of the world's greatest novels , immortal short stories and picked
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Woman in Indian Short Stories

The art , craft and the thematic contents of shorter fiction have been changing
according to the exigencies of time . The stories of Bhartendu - period show their
struggles with form and technique . These were still toeing the ancient form but ...

Author: Usha Bande

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015061607936

Category: Literary Criticism

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Study of works by women authors writing in modern Indic languages; covers the period, 1947-1997.

On Writing Short Stories

Focusing on the characteristics and craft of the short story and its writer, these essays take students from the workshopping process all the way through to the experience of working with agents and publishers.

Author: Tom Bailey

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 0195395654

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 456

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On Writing Short Stories, Second Edition, explores the art and craft of writing short fiction by bringing together nine original essays by professional writers and thirty-three examples of short fiction. The first section features original essays by well-known authors--including Francine Prose, Joyce Carol Oates, and Andre Dubus--that guide students through the process of writing. Focusing on the characteristics and craft of the short story and its writer, these essays take students from the workshopping process all the way through to the experience of working with agents and publishers. The second part of the text is an anthology of stories--many referred to in the essays--that give students dynamic examples of technique brought to life.

The Writing of Fiction

She also devotes entire chapters to the telling of a short story, the construction of a novel, and the importance of character and situation in the novel.

Author: Edith Wharton

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781476790565

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 128

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A rare work of nonfiction from Edith Wharton, The Writing of Fiction contains brilliant advice on writing from the first woman ever to win a Pulitzer Prize -- for her first novel The Age of Innocence. In The Writing of Fiction, Wharton provides general comments on the roots of modern fiction, the various approaches to writing a piece of fiction, and the development of form and style. She also devotes entire chapters to the telling of a short story, the construction of a novel, and the importance of character and situation in the novel. Not only a valuable treatise on the art of writing, The Writing of Fiction also allows readers to experience the inimitable but seldom heard voice of one of America's most important and beloved writers, and includes a final chapter on the pros and cons of Marcel Proust.

Australian Books in Print 1999

Author: Anonimo

Publisher: K G Saur Verlag Gmbh & Company

ISBN: 1864520256

Category: Reference

Page: 2200

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"Excellent coverage...essential to worldwide bibliographic coverage."--American Reference Books Annual. This comprehensive reference provides current finding & ordering information on more than 123,000 in-print books published in Australia. You'll also find brief profiles of more than 12,000 publishers & distributors whose titles are represented, as well as information on trade associations, local agents of overseas publishers, literary awards, & more. From Thorpe.

Crafting Novels Short Stories

This comprehensive book on the art of novel and short story writing is packed with advice and instruction from best-selling authors and writing experts like Nancy Kress, Elizabeth Sims, Hallie Ephron, N.M. Kelby, Heather Sellers, and Donald ...

Author: The Editors of Writer's Digest

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781599635736

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 368

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Learn How to Create Stories That Captivate Agents, Editors, and Readers Alike! Inside you'll find the tools you need to build strong characters, keep your plots moving, master the art of dialogue, choose the right point of view, and more. This comprehensive book on the art of novel and short story writing is packed with advice and instruction from best-selling authors and writing experts like Nancy Kress, Elizabeth Sims, Hallie Ephron, N.M. Kelby, Heather Sellers, and Donald Maass, plus a foreword by James Scott Bell. You'll learn invaluable skills for mastering every area of the craft: • Define and refine your characters. • Make your plot and conflict high-energy and intense. • Hone your story's point of view. • Create a rich setting and backstory. • Craft dialogue that rings true. • Select the right words and descriptions throughout your story. • Revise your story to perfection. Throughout you'll find supplemental sections that cover special topics like getting started, beating writer's block, researching your work, and getting published. They'll help you integrate your skills into a balanced, productive, and fulfilling career. Whether you're writing flash fiction, a short story, a novel, or an epic trilogy, you'll come away with the tools you need for strong and effective storytelling.