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9780802142573

From Where You Dream The Process of Writing Fiction

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  • ISBN13:

    9780802142573

  • ISBN10:

    0802142575

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-01-09
  • Publisher: Grove Press

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Summary

Robert Olen Butler, winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction for his short-story collection A Good Scent from a Strange Mountain, has been praised as "the best living American writer, period" (Fort Worth Star-Telegram). During his prestigious career, he has been guiding, inspiring, and awakening graduate fiction students at Florida State University-his version of literary boot camp. Now Janet Burroway, author of the classic text Writing Fiction, introduces her edited transcripts of his thought-provoking lectures.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1(8)
PART I: THE LECTURES
Boot Camp
9(14)
The Zone
23(16)
Yearning
39(24)
Cinema of the Mind
63(22)
A Writer Prepares
85(22)
PART II: THE WORKSHOP
Reading, Lit Crit, and the Workshop
107(16)
The Bad Story
123(18)
The Anecdote Exercise
141(24)
The Written Exercise
165(22)
PART III: THE STORIES, ANALYZED
``Flamenco''
187(20)
Erich Sysak
``My Impossibles''
207(22)
Brandy T. Wilson
``My Summer in Vulcan''
229(24)
Rita Mae Reese
Appendix: ``Open Arms'' 253
Robert Olen Butler

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