[E–pub READ] (Method and Madness The Making of a Story) Author Alice LaPlante

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Free read Method and Madness The Making of a Story Read & Download Method and Madness The Making of a Story ß PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ion and creative nonfiction The book is perfect for writers working alone as well as for creative writing classes both introductory and advanced. I actually had an epiphany while reading this book This neon green book is large inviting and unintimidating loaded with incredible examples exercises and advice that will forever impact my writing and approach Oftentimes I have struggled with what to write about that looming dark confidence shrinking uestion However after reading LaPlante s advice I have completely moved past this uestion because of a few simple life changing paragraphs in this book In an essay titled How to Discover What You Have to Say A Talk to Students Skinner asserts that writing is a much complex act than simply transcribing existing thoughts into words as accurately as possible If this were the case the writer would be doing little than serving as a reporter of past thoughts and experiences already processed by the brain Instead Skinner argues that the physical act of writing is the cause not the effect of new and original thought and that any creative work that is not a journey of discovery for the writer will in turn bore readers It s like driving a car at night said novelist Robert Stone about how he copes with this uncertainty when writing longer pieces you can only see as far ahead as your headlights but you can make the entire journey that way Beginning writers find it difficult and painful to tolerate this state of not knowing Yet accepting it embracing it even represents an important step in a writer s creative development Good creative writing is almost always conceived in doubt and is fueled by an urgent desire to understand something that eludes understanding Thus the best writing is less about dispelling than acuiring wisdom less about explaining the point of a given experience to others than about exploring and learning about it oneself So what does one do with this information that not knowing and paying attention to personal mysteries leads to good creative writing First one learns how to recognize mystery Learn to understand when you don t understand Take note of it if possible literally by carrying a notebook with you emphasis mine pg67 68 I realized I have often approached writing as reporting hence I am The Reporter relaying facts However after reading this book I realized the beauty in pursuing writing as The Discoverer Hence discovering what you remember who you were at the time the meaning behind an interaction how you really feel about an interaction and discovering the implications of that interaction discovering what it all means This has completely opened a new door in my mind in writing And this is just one of the epiphanies I had while I was reading this book 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 I won t go into every single detail because this book is put simply an incredible writing course in a book at the low low cost of 2195 It contains advice on showing vs telling character development plot dialogue revision and fiction vs nonfiction reuirements There are essays and short stories written by Joan Didion Joyce Carol Oates Tim O Bren John Cheever James Baldwin Anne Lammott Lorrie Moore Raymond Carver and many other excellent writers LaPlante covers many bases and has much to offer than simply great tips Backing her advice with exercises and reading excerpts with essays and examples the writing reader is truly challenged in their craft I know I was In addition the writing exercises were intriguing and I completed most of them And LaPlante is an excellent teacher Stunning actually This book is worth your money and may if you take her advice make you money in the long run Growing Up Pedro How the Martinez Brothers Made It from the Dominican Republic All the Way to the Major Leagues this book This neon green book is large inviting and unintimidating loaded with incredible examples exercises and advice Little Bit Big Byte A Day at the Beach that will forever impact my writing and approach Oftentimes I have 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Free read Method and Madness The Making of a Story Read & Download Method and Madness The Making of a Story ß PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Seller Reading Like a Writer” Library Journal The Making of a Story is a fresh and inspiring guide to the basics of creative writing both fict. The one book I recommend to people about writing than anything Covering both fiction and narrative nonfiction the book deals with a topic per chapter from plot to dialogue to character Just like every other writing book But this book does a couple of things better than any other book I ve seen it has a less stringent focus on exercises and it includes full texts I don t like writing books that want to kick me out and send me off to do something and come back to it later I want a book to let me consume it sit with it for a while and then do exercises if I want to Frankly I m kind of down on exercises as it is since I don t like being told what to write when it comes to fictionAlso a big problem with writing books is the way they tell you how writer X does something right then presents a passage from the story in uestion pulled out of context from the rest of the story Which does the job but wouldn t it be better to have the full story in front of you If you re telling me what an amazing job Flannery O Connor does characterizing the Grandmother in A Good Man is Hard to Find is it better to give me a snapshot or the whole story I understand this is likely a copyright issue excerpts under a certain length being exempt from royalty payments But TMOAS opens the purse and pays for the reprint rights So if LaPlante is discussing how Cheever sprinkles details throughout The Swimmer you ll be able to see for yourself and read the story at the end of the chapter with a trio of review uestions to help you crystallize in your mind what the story excels at Simply the best book you can get on the technical aspects


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    [E–pub READ] (Method and Madness The Making of a Story) Author Alice LaPlante I just finished with my Spring uarter writing classes and Alice LaPlante's Method and Madness was the primary text for one of my classes I don't normally review text books but as I thought this was so phenomenal I wanted to share my thoughtsAlthough LaPlante's Method and Madness covers all of the basics of creating a story it's not necessari

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  • Paperback
  • 677
  • Method and Madness The Making of a Story
  • Alice LaPlante
  • English
  • 07 February 2018
  • 9780393337082