Ron Carlson Writes a Story

by Ron Carlson (Author)
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Ron Carlson has been praised as "a master of the short story" (Booklist). In this essay collection, Ron Carlson Writes a Story, he offers a full range of notes and gives rare insight into a veteran writer's process by inviting the reader to watch over his shoulder as he creates the short story "The Governor's Ball."

"This is a story of a story" he begins, and proceeds to offer practical advice for creating a great story, from the first glimmer of an idea to the final sentence. Carlson urges the writer to refuse the outside distractions?a second cup of coffee, a troll through the dictionary?and attend to the necessity of uncertainty, the pleasures of an unfolding story.

"The Governor's Ball"?included in its entirety?serves as a fascinating illustration of the detailed anatomy of a short story.

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Publication date
February 29, 2016
Publisher
ISBN
9781555979553
Paper ISBN
9781555974770
File size
1 MB