A Short Story Writer's Companion

A Short Story Writer's Companion


By (author) Tom Bailey

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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 208 pages
  • Dimensions: 142mm x 216mm x 18mm | 272g
  • Publication date: 28 December 2000
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0195135555
  • ISBN 13: 9780195135558
  • Sales rank: 803,805

Product description

A concise, practical handbook for students enrolled in creative writing courses focused on short fiction, and for all would-be writers who want to improve their knowledge of the structural and technical aspects of short story writing. The text is adapted from the author's previous book: "On Writing Short Stories".

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Table of contents

Part 1 The Aim of Art: Fictional Truth and Significant Detail ; Fictional Truth ; Significant Detail ; Part 2 The Elements of the Short Story and Advice on Technique: We are Our Desires: Character ; The Eye of the Story: Point of View ; The 'Why' Behind the Power of PLot: Shaping the Short Story ; The Lesser Angels of Fiction: Setting and Time ; The Connectedness of All LIving Things: Metaphy ; The Writer's Signiture: Voice ; Part 3 Notes of the Fictional Process- Write a Short Story: Notes on the Fictional Process ; Write a Short Story! ; Works Consulted ; Index