☆ Read ✓ The Story Behind the StoryePUB Author Peter Turchi ↠ young adult paranormal – wildweaves.co.uk

The Story Behind the Story This big, beautiful anthology of short fiction is for readers, writers, and anyone curious about the mysterious processes of literary minds All contributors have been recent faculty members of the prestigious Warren Wilson Low Residency Program, including such literary favorites as Margot Livesey, Charles Baxter, Robert Boswell, Jim Shepard, Antonya Nelson, David Shields, and the editors themselves.Each writer was asked to submit an original story, accompanied by an essay describing the challenges of the story and how they were met Since writers resist herding, the editors were happily surprised by the wide range of essays fiction writers, when given the space, think about their work very differently We learn about the genesis of a story, how story evolves, what was eventually relinquished and why, and how a story surprisingly might insist on changing.Arranged alphabetically by author, and beginning with Richard Russo s cogent introduction, this volume is a treasure throughout. Read The Story Behind the Story author Peter Turchi – wildweaves.co.uk

☆ Read ✓ The Story Behind the StoryePUB Author Peter Turchi ↠ young adult paranormal – wildweaves.co.uk
  • Paperback
  • 480 pages
  • The Story Behind the Story
  • Peter Turchi
  • English
  • 23 December 2018
  • 0393325326

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  1. This is too good for me to have invented it, but I don t know where it comes from anyone A short story is a novel on its way to becoming a poemWell, maybe Reading short stories is not everyone s favourite form of entertainment You have to do many things, and you might not be bothered to do them, because you only have 30 pages to do em in Whereas if you were in the middle of a 400 page novel, you would do em You know, like figure this, deduce that, love this, hate that, sneer, bark This This is too good for me to have invented it, but I don t know where it comes from anyone A short story is a novel on its way to becoming a poemWell, maybe Reading short stories is not everyone s favourite form of entertainment You have to do many things, and you might not be bothered to do them, because you only have 30 pages to do em in Whereas if you were in the middle of a 400 page novel, you would do em You know, like figure this, deduce that, love this, hate that, sneer, bark Thi...

  2. I used this anthology as a required text in an intermediate workshop Wanted a collection that offered short fiction paired with commentary about craft in this case from the authors themselves The commentary provided for some interesting discussions...

  3. This book was a mixed bag, but a great idea There s one story by Steve Schwartz that I m going to study There are a lot of throw away stories, even though sometimes the behind the story essays about them contain interesting nuggets of insight about how stories get made The biggest problem is the whiteness of the book The editors clearly have a preference for white people writing white working class and white collar stories, as if no o...

  4. Found this book quite fascinating as we get a chance to discover each of the 26 writer s process and thinking when developing the selected stories I realize from their sharing that I still have a way to go in my own growth The bottom l...

  5. For any writer or aspiring writer of short fiction, this book is a gem Not only does it present 26 beautifully crafted stories for your reading pleasure which would be enough to make this book worth your time but it then gives us a glimpse of how each story was constructed What considerations went into the structure of the story How did the author develop the characters Why was this particular point of view chosen How did the setting come into play in the writi...

  6. A fantastic anthology of amazing writing from exceptional authors This book is a must read for any literary major or anyone with hopes of becoming a writer themselves one day What makes these stories great is the discussion after the story with the author The authors go into great detail about their inspirations, writing style, and the evolution of the stories Boasting a wide array of authors and each story having its own unique voice The Story Behind the Story is as close as a reader can ge A fantastic anthology of amazing writing from exceptional authors This book is a...

  7. As a reader, I admire the selections, especially Charles Baxter s The Old Fascist in Retirement, based on the late days of Ezra Pound In fact, I liked that story so much that I have ordered Baxter s collection, A RELA...

  8. When I came across this at the AWP W.W Norton booth I expressed delight and wondered why I d never seen this book before The young twit working the booth sniffed It s been around forever Well, excuse me The idea of t...

  9. I wasn t thrilled with this particular book I felt like some of the stories were written, maybe even still in draft format at this point, solely for the book They didn t strike me as stories that would succeed generally, with the exception of A Walk in Winter, th...

  10. Anybody who wants to write short stories should get this book One of my fascinations is to hear how other writers go about the process of creating a short story, and this book gives you glimpses into several author...