Ron Carlson Writes A Story
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Ron Carlson Writes A Story

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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 132 x 212 x 10mm | 258.55g
  • Graywolf Press,U.S.
  • MN, United States
  • English
  • 1555974775
  • 9781555974770
  • 203,991

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"Do yourself a favor and read Ron Carlson." --Stephen Kingshow more

About Ron Carlson

Ron Carlson is the author of several books of fiction, including Five Skies. He directs the graduate program in fiction at the University of California, Irvine.show more

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