Ron Carlson Writes A Story

by Ron Carlson

Ron Carlson Writes A Story

  • ISBN-13: 9781555974770
  • Author(s): Ron Carlson
  • Subject: Literary studies: general|literary studies: general
  • Publisher: Graywolf Press
  • Imprint: Graywolf Press
  • Publication Date: 04-10-2007
  • Format: p/b

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Ron Carlson has been praised as a master of the short story. In this essay, he gives a rare insight into a veteran writer's process by inviting the reader to watch over his shoulder as he creates the short story The Governor's Ball. This is the story of a story, and it offers practical advice for creating a great story, from the first glimmer of an idea to the final sentence. Carlson urges the writer to refuse outside distractions and attend to the pleasures of an unfolding story.
About the book

Ron Carlson has been praised as a master of the short story. In this essay, he gives a rare insight into a veteran writer's process by inviting the reader to watch over his shoulder as he creates the short story The Governor's Ball. This is the story of a story, and it offers practical advice for creating a great story, from the first glimmer of an idea to the final sentence. Carlson urges the writer to refuse outside distractions and attend to the pleasures of an unfolding story.