Ron Carlson Writes a Story
by Ron Carlson
Paperback: 112 pages
Publisher: Graywolf Press
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"This is a story of a story" he begins, and proceeds to offer practical advice for creating a great story, from the first glimmer of an idea to the final sentence. Carlson urges the writer to refuse the outside distractions--a second cup of coffee, a troll through the dictionary--and attend to the necessity of uncertainty, the pleasures of an unfolding story.
"The Governor's Ball"--included in its entirety--serves as a fascinating illustration of the detailed anatomy of a short story.
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