THE MAKING OF A STORY A NORTON GUIDE TO CREATIVE WRITING BY ALICE LAPLANTE

  • June 25, 2019

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. I had signed up for the three-day event because there were small sessions for writing critique, and more importantly, Natalie Goldberg was keynote speaker. Five books on writing and grammar. At pages, this book offers writers a reference book worthy of consideration. User lists with this item 12 Deep learning 37 items by NpNp updated See what I see, hear what I hear — pt.

It is a fantastic effort in that other books break their books on writing into several books, where Alice has done it in one, but again, it is always a good idea to read other books on writing for contrast. The only thing I really got from them was a more clearly defined idea of how I don’t want to write. Why you need to show and tell — pt. Figuring out what happens next — Getting started — Story vs. Sorry, can’t escape cliches.

the making of a story a norton guide to creative writing by alice laplante

And this is just one of the epiphanies I had while I was reading this book. Sounds like a really great hte Writing as Discovery Chapter 3: This is not a bad thing. She provides an interesting chapter on voice. Another good chapter was on showing and telling. The Modern Library Writer’s Workshop: Other good advice is on how to ensure the reader uses all his senses when he reads your stories.

The Making of a Story: A Norton Guide to Writing Fiction and Nonfiction

Home About Help Search. This is probably one of the most useful books I’ve read yet in learning how to write well. It is unique in combing the three main aspects of creative writing instruction: Internet resource Document Type: A Norton Guide to Creative Writing will definitely be money well spent. Unfortunately that’s not me.

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I have a whole bookshelf dedicated to craft paplante on poetry and prose fiction writing. This book arrived quickly and was as advertised. It is unique in combing the three main aspects of creative writing instruction: English language — Rhetoric.

The Making of a Story: A Norton Guide to Writing Fiction and Nonfiction by Alice LaPlante

Don’t have an account? LaPlante doesn’t give lists of “writing rules” or cute stories of how to overcome blocks.

The Importance of Narration Chapter 6: Defining the th story — Getting started — Some basic definitions — The conflict-crisis-resolution model — Linear vs. This book is perfect for writers working alone as well as for creative writing classes, both introductory and advanced.

The making of a story : a Norton guide to creative writing

Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. When I first saw the book, it boggled my mind that we would be expected to read it and do the required writing in just 10 weeks.

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guude The Carver stories are such a keen example of how a story can grown between drafts and also illustrates my favorite aspect of writing, discovering possibilities in your story. A Guide for the Poet Within. The exercises are helpful and the short stories are varied and sensitively chosen.

Her input made me reassess and fine-tune my writing. Its a big fat book, as Norton books tend to be.

The making of a story : a Norton guide to creative writing

LaPlante’s exercises are going to be a resource that I can pull on as needed. I think xreative where the lack of rich vocabulary suffers with some readers.

the making of a story a norton guide to creative writing by alice laplante

False epiphanies I have had — Exercise 2: A wonderful selection of stories to read at the end of each chapter, from Lorrie Moore to James Baldwin to Chekhov.

Give it your best shot — Exercise 2: However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study. How much autonomy should they have over the author’s work?