Er James Baldwin Anne Lammott Lorrie Moore Raymond carver nd many other excellent writers laplante covers and many other excellent writers LaPlante covers bases Other Side of the Hill and has much to offer than simply great tips Backing herdvice with exercises Fox and the Box and reading excerpts with essaysnd examples the writing reader is truly challenged in their craft I know I was In ddition the writing exercises were intriguing nd I completed most of them And LaPlante is HBR Guide to Finance Basics for Managers an excellent teacher Stunningctually This book is worth your money nd may if you take her dvice make you money in the long run I just finished with Spring uarter writing classes 5g for the Connected World and Alice LaPlante s Methodnd Madness was primary text for one of my classes I don t normally review text books but s I thought this was so phenomenal I wanted to share my thoughtsAlthough LaPlante s Method nd Madness covers The Book of Shaine all of the basics of creating story it s not necessarily beginners manual I ve been taking writing classes for years nd I still found plenty in LaPlante s book that stimulated my creativity Constipation and made me grows Jack the Giant Killer a writer In fact the last few months have been the most productive that I ve ever hadnd between my writing workshops A Day in the Budwig Diet and using LaPlante s book I ve taken my writing to the next level I m ready to send stories out to publishers It s excitingWhat makes LaPlante s book such great resource Primary I think it s the clarity in which she explains the mechanics of story writing coupled with her choices of examples Her input made me reassess Lambs To The Slaughter and fine tune my writing I started to write from the idea of creating synergy between writercharactersreader rather than having my stories exist in Córka Robrojka (Jeżycjada, a vacuum I realizes I m writing this review I sound like some sort of writing snob I m not The Neil Simon Collection and maybe my Fiction won t get published however I know that there was personal improvement with use of LaPlante s booknd I want to pass that onLaPlante divides her chapters into three sections The first is the lecture component which is filled with small examples She follows with writing exercises some of which I tried during the last few months but many I didn t have time to do while taking classes LaPlante s exercises Slate (Rebel Wayfarers MC, are going to be resource that I can pull on s needed Each chapter finished with couple of published short stories to support the lecture I d like to make Do I Owe You Money? The Collected Memoirs of Ian Mosley a suggestion with the short stories read themloud With the shorts in LaPlante plus others that came with my classes I ve probably read EL SUTIL ARTE DE QUE (CASI TODO) TE IMPORTE UNA MIERDA (HARPERCOLLINS) about fifty short stories in the last uarter Reading themloud can be pain but it llowed me to get the cadence Hunter Moon (Grazi Kelly and pacing of the story Also I m very fast reader The Diary of Darcy J. Rhone (Darcy Rachel, and I tend to skim readingloud forced me to slow down 7 Navykov Vysokoeffektivnykh Lyudej and reallybsorb every word Lichtenstein and deeply understand the mechanics Some of the stories in LaPlantere tried nd true classics like Hemmingway s Hills Like White Elephants but LaPlante lso picked modern pieces many of whom I had not encountered previously It s The Battle of Resaca a great mix I feel like reading such variety of shorts may be the biggest contributing factor to my personal growth Whiff, or How the Beautiful Big Fat Smelly Baby Found a Friend as writer One of the most useful examples that LaPlante uses is in her chapter Learning to Fail Better In this chapter she uses two different published versions of the same Raymond Carver story to show growth in revisions If you read nothing else in this book make sure to read
this chapter The Carver stories The Greatest You are such keen example of how story can grown between drafts chapter The Carver stories re such Crumbs a keen example of how story can grown between drafts lso illustrates my favorite spect of writing discovering possibilities in your story The two stories Spurgeons Expository Encyclopedia are the same but with few shifts Sealed anddded scenes the entire meaning is changed I was blown Sketching From Square One to Trafalgar Square away READ ITMethodnd Madness is The Familiars a comprehensive manual for both the beginningnd experienced fiction writer I m positive that it will be Imepuu an invaluable resource for me for many years to come Like my review Check out my blog. Ionnd creative nonfiction The book is perfect for writers working Owens Walk alones well s for creative writing classes both introductory nd dvanced.
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