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You Must Be This Tall to Ride Contemporary Writers Take You Inside the Story

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H offering fresh perspective on ''coming of age'' a story to which we can all relate as well as exclusive personal essays and practical exercisesIn their own words these writers grant you a guided tour of craft with unparalleled access to the process behind their creation including how to grow a story from the seed of an image or sentenceallow experiments with language to lead you to plotturn even the most unlikely characters into heroestransform raw anecdotes from your own life into compelling fiction and essayJoin 20 writers as we grow up and down taking a rollercoaster ride in sto The stories in this collection are excellent and I recommend it highly for readers in general But I particularly recommend this for teachers in the fiction writing classroom Each story comes with an essay from the writers on the creation of the story and an exercise to spur the reader into their own writing Even the overall design of the book is inviting and accessible Next time I teach a beginning or intermediate fiction writing class I am definitely going to use this book as a course text MARTINIQUE. : Produits du terroir et recettes traditionnelles recommend it highly for

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Ries You'll not only begin to understand what makes the wheels of a story turn you'll also gain the tools and strategies to transform lost characters and runaway plots into the greatest show on earth So go ahead step right up Listen for the calliope music and take your place in lineYour ride has just begunCONTRIBUTORS Steve AlmondAimee BenderKate BernheimerRyan BoudinotJudy BudnitzDan ChaonBrock ClarkeMichael CzyzniejewskiStuart DybekMichael MartoneAntonya NelsonPeter OrnerJack PendarvisBenjamin PercyAndrew PorterChad SimpsonGeorge SingletonBrady UdallLaura van den BergRyan Van Meter An interesting anthology After each story the author explains a little bit about how the story came to be There's not much in the way of real craft advice but it's sometimes interesting to see a glimpse of back stage As a craft book this one doesn't offer much but it's a great anthology with some very enjoyable stories Brady Udall's Otis is Resurrected is a superb story but Steve Boudinot's The Littlest Hitler Aimee Bender's Tiger Mending Chad Simpson's Especially Roosevelt and Jack Pendarvis's Sex Devil are also wonderful MARTINIQUE. : Produits du terroir et recettes traditionnelles right up Listen for the calliope music and take your place in lineYour

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Compelling stories have the power to generate infinite wonder It's nearly impossible to imagine how the author began and yet we sense there's much beyond the final word It's this mystery–a combination of inspiration and craft smoke and mirrors–that makes writing feel momentous But it can also feel overwhelming causing us to become small scared not uite ready for the big rides such as finishing that story that novel and finding the courage to share it with the worldIn You Must Be This Tall to Ride you'll find 20 works of fiction and nonfiction by acclaimed contemporary authors eac Imagine a story anthology by authors you love or will love as soon as you read this book about that harrowing time in each of our lives coming of ageIncluded in the work is each author's discussion of the essence of her or his pieceplus frank often charming confessions by each author about what troubled and tempted her or him in the writing and rewriting and rewritingFollowing each story brief exercises by each author meant to help you to hone your own stories A book to relishCome soon a chat between anthology editor B J Hollars and me on americanshortfictionorgblog MARTINIQUE. : Produits du terroir et recettes traditionnelles read this book about that harrowing time in each of our lives coming of ageIncluded in the work is each author's discussion of the essence of her or his pieceplus frank often charming confessions by each author about what troubled and tempted her or him in the writing and


6 thoughts on “You Must Be This Tall to Ride Contemporary Writers Take You Inside the Story

  1. says:

    Imagine a story anthology by authors you love or will love as soon as you read this book about that harrowing time in each of our lives coming of ageIncluded in the work is each author's discussion of the essence of her or his pieceplus frank often charming confessions by each author about what troubled and tempted her or him in the writing and rewriting and rewritingFollowing each story brief exercises by each author meant to help you to hone your own stories A book to relishCome soon a chat between anthology editor B J Hollars and me on americanshortfictionorgblog


  2. says:

    The stories in this collection are excellent and I recommend it highly for readers in general But I particularly recommend this for teachers in the fiction writing classroom Each story comes with an essay from the writers on the creation of the story and an exercise to spur the reader into their own writing Even the overall design of the book is inviting and accessible Next time I teach a beginning or intermediate fiction writing class I am definitely going to use this book as a course text


  3. says:

    An interesting anthology After each story the author explains a little bit about how the story came to be There's not much in the way of real craft advice but it's sometimes interesting to see a glimpse of back stage As a craft book this one doesn't offer much but it's a great anthology with some very enjoyable stories Brady Udall's Otis is Resurrected is a superb story but Steve Boudinot's The Littlest Hitler Aimee Bender's Tiger Mending Chad Simpson's Especially Roosevelt and Jack Pendarvis's Sex Devil are also wonderful


  4. says:

    Favourite storiesTiger Mending by Aimee BenderImmersion by Judy BudnitzOtis Is Resurrected by Brady OdallTo the Good People of Mars by Laura Van Den BergYouth Group by Ryan Van Meter


  5. says:

    This collection of short stories is entertaining and thought provoking After each short story there is a personal account from the author who wrote it as well as an activity to boost on the spot creative writing It is handy for people who are constantly battling the clock when it comes to finding time to write


  6. says:

    looking for something to read with my classes next semester