On Teaching and Writing Fiction

On Teaching and Writing Fiction


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  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780142001479
  • 144 Pages
  • Penguin Books
  • Adult

Overview

Wallace Stegner founded the acclaimed Stanford Writing Program-a program whose alumni include such literary luminaries as Larry McMurtry, Robert Stone, and Raymond Carver. Here Lynn Stegner brings together eight of Stegner’s previously uncollected essays-including four never-before-published pieces -on writing fiction and teaching creative writing. In this unique collection he addresses every aspect of fiction writing-from the writer’s vision to his or her audience, from the use of symbolism to swear words, from the mystery of the creative process to the recognizable truth it seeks finally to reveal. His insights will benefit anyone interested in writing fiction or exploring ideas about fiction’s role in the broader culture.

Table of Contents

Foreword
Fiction: A Lens on Life
Creative Writing
On the Teaching of Creative Writing
To a Young Writer
Goodbye to All T__t!
The Writer’s Audience
A Note on Technique
“Goin’ to Town”: An Object Lesson
Survey
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