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Story Matters: Contemporary Short Story Writers Share the Creative Process

 
 
 
 
Story Matters: Contemporary Short Story Writers Share the Creative Process
Author: Margaret-Love Denman - Barbara Shoup
ISBN 13: 9780618470273
ISBN 10: 618470271
Edition: 1
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
Publication Date: 2005-09-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 512
List Price: $84.95
 
 

Story Matters offers students an inspiring and insightful approach to writing short fiction with 21 short stories and in-depth, in-person conversations with their accomplished authors. Each writer describes his or her source of ideas, motivation, and writing strategies, to give a personal perspective on the book's narrative of the elements of short fiction. Throughout the book, writing prompts offer ideas, advice, and jumping-off points for workshop or individual writing exercises. The writers, from Dave Eggers to Jamaica Kincaid, explain and explore the intent, technique, and meaning of their fiction, offering expert insight into the craft of writing stories.