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A Short Story Writer's Companion

Tom Bailey
Format
Book
Published
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001.
Language
English
ISBN
0195135555 (alk. paper)
Contents
  • 1 Fictional Truth and Significant Detail 1
  • Fictional Truth 4
  • Significant Detail 9
  • Abstract Versus the Concrete 14
  • Student Example 15
  • 2 Elements of the Short Story and Advice on Technique 23
  • "We Are Our Desires": Character 26
  • Round Versus Flat Characters 27
  • Characterization 33
  • Dialogue 36
  • Writing Exercises 42
  • Eye of the Story: Point of View 43
  • First Person 44
  • Second Person 50
  • Third Person 51
  • Writing Exercises 60
  • "Why?" Behind the Power of Plot: Shaping the Short Story 61
  • Motivation 62
  • Conflict, Climax, and Resolution 63
  • Story Versus Plot 65
  • Plotting Short Stories Versus Plotting Novels 68
  • Meaning 71
  • Writing Exercises 76
  • "The Lesser Angels of Fiction": Setting and Time 76
  • Setting 77
  • Time 90
  • Writing Exercises 94
  • "The Connectedness of All Living Things": Metaphor 96
  • Writer's Muscle 96
  • Figurative Language 97
  • A Word of Advice About the "Fancy Stuff" 100
  • Writing Exercises 102
  • Writer's Signature: Voice 103
  • Voice 103
  • Style 105
  • Language 110
  • Sentences 112
  • Paragraphs 115
  • Writing Exercises 118
  • 3 Notes on the Fiction-writing Process 121
  • Write a Short Story! 130
  • How to Begin 130
  • Drafting 131
  • Rewriting 134
  • "The Habit of Writing" / Andre Dubus 136
  • Polishing 144
  • Galleys for "Snow Dreams" / Tom Bailey 146
  • "Snow Dreams" / Tom Bailey 152.
Description
xvi, 184 p. ; 21 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. 167-175) and index.
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