The Story Behind the Story: 26 Stories by Contemporary Writers and How They Work

By: Peter Turchi & Andrea Barrett

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Each writer was asked to submit an original story, accompanied by an essay describing the challenges of the story and how they were met. Since writers resist herding, the editors were happily surprised by the wide range of essays--"fiction writers, when given the space, think about their work very differently." We learn about the genesis of a story, how story evolves, what was eventually relinquished and why, and how a story--surprisingly--might "insist" on changing.

Arranged alphabetically by author, and beginning with Richard Russo's cogent introduction, this volume is a treasure throughout.

Title:: The Story Behind the Story: 26 Stories by Contemporary Writers and How They Work

Author:: Peter Turchi & Andrea Barrett

Categories: If You Want to Write,

Publisher: W.W. Norton & Co.: January 2004

ISBN Number:: 0393325326

ISBN Number: 13: 9780393325324

Binding:: Paper Back

Book Condition:: New

Seller ID:: 85311