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Art and Craft of the Short Story

Art and Craft of the Short Story - 00 edition

Art and Craft of the Short Story - 00 edition

ISBN13: 9781884910456

ISBN10: 1884910459

Art and Craft of the Short Story by Rick DeMarinis - ISBN 9781884910456
Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 00
Copyright: 2000
Publisher: Story Press
International: No
Art and Craft of the Short Story by Rick DeMarinis - ISBN 9781884910456

ISBN13: 9781884910456

ISBN10: 1884910459

Cover type: Hardback
Edition: 00

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When the editors of Story Press looked for an author to write the definitive book on the short story, they searched for someone who is a master of the form.

We were delighted that Rick DeMarinis, one of the most well-published and respected contemporary fiction writers and teachers agreed to write it. We are now delighted to offer this book to you.

DeMarinis explores every key element of writing the short story, including how to:

Generate, assess, and develop story ideas
Handle structure, characterization, and point of view
Meet the form's special needs for compression, focus and unity
Understand the nature of beginnings and endings
Develop and polish stories through revision

He covers each subject with the wisdom gained from working in this form for more than 25 years. He uses dozens of examples from classic short stories to develop his instruction and includes exercises in every chapter to help you apply the instruction to your own work. Five of his published stories appear in their entirety, allowing you to follow the creative process step by step.

The advice is presented in a voice filled with wit and candor. You feel as if you are speaking one-on-one with a mentor who provides clear guidance and yet allows you plenty of room for discovery. DeMarinis believes each story requires discovery, that new rules are created each time a story unfolds.

In his years of teaching, he has helped hundreds of students in some of the finest writing programs in the country. Now he has distilled those lessons into a book that gives you a new understanding of how short stories work.

Author Bio

DeMarinis, Rick :

Rick DeMarinis has published five collections of short stories, most recently Borrowed Hearts: New and Selected Stories. His short fiction has appeared in numerous publications, including Harper's, Esquire, The Atlantic, GQ and Story.

He has published six novels, received two NEA fellowships, and has taught writing at several universities, most recently the University of Texas at El Paso.