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Focusing on the big picture as well as the crucial details, Bell examines twelve stories by both established writers (including Peter Taylor, Mary Gaitskill, and Carolyn Chute) and his own former students. A story's use of time, plot, character, and other elements of fiction are analyzed, and readers are challenged to see each story's flaws and strengths. Careful endnotes bring attention to the ways in which various writers use language. Bell urges writers to develop the habit of thinking about form and finding the form that best suits their subject matter and style. His direct and practical advice allows writers to find their own voice and imagination.

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With clarity, verve, and the sure instincts of a good teacher, Madison Smartt Bell offers a roll-up-your-sleeves approach to writing in this much-needed book.

Synopsis:

In essays and analyses of 12 stories by established writers and students, bestselling author Madison Smartt Bell emphasizes the primary importance of form as the backdrop against which all other elements of a story much work.

About the Author

Madison Smartt Bell is the author of twelve novels, his most recent being The Stone That the Builder Refused. He teaches at Goucher College and lives in Baltimore, Maryland.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393320213
Author:
Bell, Madison Smartt
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
English language
Subject:
College readers
Subject:
Short story
Subject:
Creative writing
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing - Fiction
Subject:
Short stories, American
Subject:
Narration
Subject:
Fiction -- Authorship.
Subject:
Writing Skills
Subject:
Reference/Writing
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references.
Series Volume:
FS-014-00
Publication Date:
20000431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
392
Dimensions:
9.2 x 6.4 x 0.8 in 1.09 lb

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"Synopsis" by , With clarity, verve, and the sure instincts of a good teacher, Madison Smartt Bell offers a roll-up-your-sleeves approach to writing in this much-needed book.
"Synopsis" by , In essays and analyses of 12 stories by established writers and students, bestselling author Madison Smartt Bell emphasizes the primary importance of form as the backdrop against which all other elements of a story much work.
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