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by Rick DeMarinis

  • Author: Rick DeMarinis
  • ISBN: 0595522297
  • ISBN13: 978-0595522293
  • ePub: 1649 kb | FB2: 1456 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Genre Fiction
  • Publisher: iUniverse (December 3, 2008)
  • Pages: 244
  • Rating: 4.9/5
  • Votes: 752
  • Format: lit lrf txt mobi
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Rick DeMarinis has published eight novels and six collections of short stories. His collection, Borrowed Hearts, won the Independent Book Publishers Award for best short fiction, 2000. His short fiction has appeared in such magazines as GQ, Harpers, The Atlantic, and Esquire.

Rick DeMarinis has published eight novels and six collections of short stories. In 1986 he won the Drue Heinz Literature Prize for short fiction, and two of his stories have been published in Best American Short Stories. He taught fiction writing at San Diego State University, and the University of Texas at El Paso. Библиографические данные. The Art & Craft of the Short Story.

The art and craft of the short story. DeMarinis both begins and ends his book with a chilling confession: I don’t know how to write a short story (4, 224). I picked it up from my local library because it caught my eye, and because I feel the need to do a degree of "professional development reading" every once in a while - particularly when I'm not getting any writing done. As I write this, I'm a few weeks into a new teaching job, and between that and my family responsibilities, I am unable to write much right now. So, I'm reading about A highly idiosyncratic look a. .well, what it says on the tin. The art and craft of the short story.

Read The Art & Craft of the Short Story, by Rick DeMarinis online on Bookmate – The Art & Craft of the Short Story explores every key element of short fiction, including story structure an. The Art & Craft of the Short Story explores every key element of short fiction, including story structure and form; creative and believable characters; how to begin and where to end; and the generation of ideas; as well as technical aspects such as point of view; plot; description and imagery; and theme. Examples from the work of a wide variety are used.

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Rick De Marinis accomplishes an exceedingly difficult task in this book. His years of teaching creative writing have jelled into an exceedingly clear exposition of what the title promises: The Art and Craft of the Short Story. Published on acid-free paper and securely bound, this book should remain on your shelf for a century, along with Ben Franklin's "How To Select a Mistress. Both deliver exactly as promised. Наиболее популярные в Научная литература.

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He has also written The Art and Craft of the Short Story, which was published in 2000. DeMarinis has taught creative writing at the University of Montana, San Diego State University, Arizona State University, and the University of Texas at El Paso.

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Once you’ve started reading them you just can’t stop! Distressed. This was the only way, such a blur of rage and bliss and hurled toasters as our time together had become. Appeal to fate: heads, we’d marry, tails, we’d separate forever. The coin flipped, thudded, skipped and lay still, an eagle showing.

The Art & Craft of the Short Story explores every key element of short fiction, including: the generation of ideas, story structure and form, creative believable characters, how to begin and where to end, as well as technical aspects such as point of view, plot, description and imagery, and theme. Examples from the work of a wife variety are used. The author includes five of his own stories to demonstrate these topics.
Dominator
The Art and Craft of the Short Story is a tremendous gift to writers. Rick Marinis’ tone is like a compassionate uncle sharing his work while giving the reader/writer a chance to practice the topics discussed in the sections marked ‘exercise’. I have to thank James Scott Bell for referencing Mr Marinis’ book in his How To Write Short Stories And Use Them To Further Your Writing Career. Both are the best two references for the serious short story writer!
Tenius
As an aspiring writer, I depend on teaching tools like this book to help me find my voice. The Art and Craft of The Short Story is designed to be read. There are a lot of reference books out there with valuable information in them-once you slog through all the heavy, technical copy. This book gets into the meat of writing immediately and addresses issues that resonate with writers of all levels of experience.
Karg
Just now finished reading the book, and am going back to the beginning to read it again, and to do the suggested exercises to jump-start my own creative writing efforts. I especially appreciate that DeMarinis included several of his own stories to illustrate the points he was making. As the author of these stories, he is able to accurately describe his own insights and the history behind the creation for each of these engaging stories.

For writers who lean toward "plotting," like I do, the included exercises can boost your confidence with "pantsing." One of my favorite included quotes is from American novelist E.L. Doctorow, “It’s like driving at night. You can only see as far as your headlights, but you can drive across the entire country that way."
Pruster
This is the best book I've found yet on short story writing. Unlike most books on story writing, DeMarinis' book focuses on the process of writing, i.e., character development, dialogue, etc. He uses works from some of the greatest writers to explain how they created a story and what you can do when you run into a road block.

Many years ago, I took a short story writing class at University of California, Irvine. DeMarinis' book covers the same materials that my professor were covered in my course. No panaceas for getting rich, just ways to write better. I write because I have to write. It is who I am. If I'm not writing short stories, I'm writing a magazine column.

Most books are "how-to" manuals that tell if you "if you do it my way you will become rich and famous approach."

DeMarinis offers no magic path for becoming famous. His approach is to explain what makes a short story work. That is what a writing book should be. About writing.
Daiktilar
Most of the books I've come across on writing provide formulaic methods and page after page of boring exercises. They tell you things like, grab the reader's attention in the first paragraph; use a lot of dialogue. Yet those of us who appreciate literature know that some of the best writing is the kind that breaks all the rules.
One of the first things Rick DeMarinis tells us is that he doesn't know how to write a short story. Though he's been writing for 30 years, it's still a struggle. All he can really do is tell how he goes about it, and give us examples of where he thinks other writers have succeeded. For every piece of advice he gives, he shows examples of how another writer took a different approach and it worked.
You might think that this would tend to make the book confusing and almost worthless, but it doesn't. Certain important points do emerge. For example, a short story is more like a poem than a novel. Due to its length, each word is important and must be chosen carefully. Most of the time the theme of your story will not come through in the first draft. It will take several re-writes. There are any number of approaches one can take to a story-some more conventional than others-and the writer should not be afraid to experiment. Trying to develop a style or trying to "make a point" with your writing often results in stilted prose.
For me this book was a validation of all the things I've been doing all along, but that other books had told me were wrong. It's not for the individual who is looking for a shortcut to getting published, or who wants to write best sellers. As the author tells us, "This book is addressed and dedicated to all of you who can't quit, who would be miserable if denied pencil, pen, or keyboard." If you fit that category, then you need to read this.
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