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

LaPlante’s exercises are going to be a resource that I can pull on as needed. Oh, what a great book! Some cliches are indeed unbearable. In this volume, the short stories include: Finally, because LaPlante approaches common topics from such fresh angles, instructors also benefit a great deal from this book; I’m a better teacher for having read this book something that can’t be said for a lot of craft texts that don’t offer anything we haven’t already read or heard a billion times. Primary, I think it’s the clarity in which she explains the mechanics of story writing, coupled with her choices of examples.

No eBook available Amazon. It is unique in combing the three main aspects of creative writing instruction: My sister read this as part of a creative writing course at her university. To date, I’ve picked up the book only a handful of times, making my famed notes in the margins to return to at a later date for inspiration. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. A Norton Guide to Creative Writing. Internet resource Document Type:

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

The E-mail Address es you entered is are not in guiide valid format. With the shorts in LaPlante, plus others that came with my classes, I’ve probably read about fifty short stories in the last quarter. I was not capable of producing the kind of writing I desperately wanted to produce, the kind of writing I wanted to read. A guide to creative writing that introduces readers to each stage of the creative writing process and helps them build their writing skills through exercises and real-life examples.

Her chapter on dialogue is also extremely helpful, as was her distillation of the idea that good writing is surprising but convincing. It is unique in nortno the three main writjng of creative writing instruction: The book was so well written and the suggested exercises so well planned, that I did read all of it and know that I will continue using it as a guide for many years.

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Sharon Henning March wrlting, at Want to Read saving…. Finally, because LaPlante approaches common topics from such fresh angles, instructors also benefit a great deal from this book; I’m a better teacher for having read this book something that can’t be said for a lot of craft texts that don’t offer anything we haven’t already read or heard a billion times.

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While that’s ancillary information as she was not the one who recommended the bookit set the stage for this “journalist” turned “writer” to purchase the page paperback copy in a local bookstore to get on the dtory path. WorldCat is the world’s largest library catalog, helping you find library materials online. I would definitely recommend this to anyone seriously trying to master the skills of creative writing. This certainly adds enormously to the book’s length, For an emerging writer, there is no more comprehensive book that I’ve found which covers the art and science of storytelling, both in fiction and nonfiction genres.

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I think this must have originally been intended for college writing courses, but its filled with exercises and you can use it without a teacher. The two stories are the same, but with a few shifts and added scenes, the entire meaning is changed. Except at my own pace, taking the exercises and completing them for yet another character.

Hardcoverpages. Really great reference book for aspiring writers.

You already recently rated this item. Covering both fiction and narrative nonfiction, the book deals with a topic per chapter, crreative plot to dialogue to character.

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

I teach Creative Writing and Fiction and I have always relied on Janet Burroways books as well as some of Charles Baxters, but this semester I decided to give it a try to Alice LaPlante textbook and what an amazing adventure this has been for me and my students. Nov 24, Aditi Chopra cdeative it it was amazing. She lives in Palo Alto, California.

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Allow this favorite library to be seen by others Keep this guire library private. I know that other media competes with kids but schools, like the one where I taught, put a huge emphasis on reading.

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

A wonderful selection of stories to read at the end of each chapter, from Lorrie Moore to James Baldwin to Chekhov. In essence, what is said nortkn that the revision process is the most important part of the writing process, and where a writimg truly gets its shape and meaning.

The Making of a Story is over six-hundred pages and includes fourteen chapters with two exercises per chapter, and one to two reading examples per chapter. But at the same time, I have mixed feelings. LaPlante divides her chapters into three sections.

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

Please enter recipient e-mail address es. I don’t normally review text books, but as I thought this was so phenomenal, I wanted to share my thoughts. Much of the material I already knew, but it was interesting to gain insight on the usual story components. Read it, learn from it, and work hard at your lxplante.