On Teaching and Writing Fiction [Pdf/E–book]


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  • Paperback
  • 144
  • On Teaching and Writing Fiction
  • Wallace Stegner
  • English
  • 04 November 2020
  • 9780142001479

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Wallace Stegner Í 3 summary review On Teaching and Writing Fiction 103 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 uncollec Wallace Stegner was a writer who hailed from the Western United States He wrote novels short stories and I came to know about him while watching Ken Burns TV Series The National Parks which aired on PBS earlier this year Further research revealed Dr Stegner was a prolific writer and he wrote passionately about environmental preservation Educated in the Western US from his Baccalaureate degree University of Utah to his Masters and PhD Degrees from Iowa where he also studied at the Iowa Writer s Workshop he went on to teach at the University of Wisconsin Harvard and Stanford Universities His students included many famous American writers such as Edward Abbey Thomas McGuane Robert Stone Ken Kesey Gordon Lish Ernest Gaines and Larry McMurtry Ordinarily I wouldn t offer so much background on Stegner but I believe knowing Wallace Stegner s background is important in setting the context for someone who had so much influence not only on the environment but on contemporary American writing I picked up several of his books and started Crossing to Safety Beyond the Hundredth Meridian Angle of Repose which garnered him a Pulitzer Prize The Spectator Bird for which he won a National Book Award Big Rock Candy Mountain Joe Hill and On teaching and Writing FictionStegner s style is easy and unpretentious Moreover On Teaching and Writing Fiction is one of the few books I will re read in the future While it is short it is filled with useful pointers and advice for anyone who loves writing At points throughout the book I found myself lamenting the fact that he had passed away and that I would never get to meet him And yet his words still live on so not all is lost for me I suppose that elusive uality of immortality is something I enjoy so much about writing There are so many uotable thoughts Stegner offers in this book that I was tempted to write in the margins I thought better about the sacrilege and instead began to hand copy the salient points That proved to be comical because I was actually copying whole paragraphs and even sentences so I finally began marking pages with post it notes That s when I decided maybe I ought to just resign myself to re reading the book again for me that is a rarity Wallace Stegner is just that goodOf the many uotes I enjoyed I managed to distill this gem from the bunch The Big Rock Candy Mountain It is not a story in the modern vein I choose it not because it reveals the world to our suddenly unsealed eyes or because it demonstrates anything about the changing form of the short story or because I think it is the best thing I ever wrote but because it is simple and undevious and unambiguous I know what experience it comes from I know what s in it I know why I wrote it I know what I got out of writing it As well as any story I might have picked it can be used to substantiate my faith that fictionizing is an essential function of the mind and emotions that reality is not fully reality until it has been fictionizedI am half way through Beyond the Hundredth Meridian and a uarter through Crossing to Safety Both are very different and yet there is a thread of continuity through them both that is unmistakably Wallace Stegner My life is richer for having met him if only through the written word

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Wallace Stegner Í 3 summary review On Teaching and Writing Fiction 103 Mbolism 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 cultur Stegner is one of my favorite authors so when I found out his daughter published a short book including an interview with him several of his essays and a letter he wrote to an aspiring author I was eager to read it I enjoyed the book but I don t think it is the best how to write fiction book out there Stephen King s On Writing and Anne Lamont s Bird by Bird are better for that This is nice uick read if you want to get to know Stegner better and take a peek behind the curtain of his writing to have access to his thoughts and feelings on his fiction writing and life Chrysanthemum recognizable truth it seeks finally to After the Falls reveal His insights will benefit anyone interested in writing fiction or exploring ideas about fiction's Then the Americans Came Voices from Vietnam role in the broader cultur Stegner is one of my favorite authors so when I found out his daughter published a short book including an interview with him several of his essays and a letter he wrote to an aspiring author I was eager to Hell in a Handbasket Devilish Debutantes #2 read it I enjoyed the book but I don t think it is the best how to write fiction book out there Stephen King s On Writing and Anne Lamont s Bird by Bird are better for that This is nice uick Say Your Abc With Me read if you want to get to know Stegner better and take a peek behind the curtain of his writing to have access to his thoughts and feelings on his fiction writing and life

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Wallace Stegner Í 3 summary review On Teaching and Writing Fiction 103 Ted essays including four never before published pieces on writing fiction and teaching creative writing In this uniue collection he addresses every aspect of fiction writing from the writer's vision to his or her audience from the use of sy I refuse to believe that fate is a thing But how and why when I had entered this year with heaping mounds of pessimism was I unsuspectingly led to start my reading year with this inspiring obscure short dense collection of essays I may have to start uestioning my materialist humanist selfWith the exception of a section of uestions Stegner answers this book could just as easily have been titled On Reading and Experiencing Fiction The first two selections Fiction A Lens on Life and Creative Writing might well be reuired reading for anyone who is on Goodreads For those of us who love the written word Stegner provides simple philosophical guides to help us better judge and appreciate our reading choices First it s about people If fiction isn t people it is nothing and so any fiction writer is obligated to be to some degree a lover of his fellowmen though he may like the Mormon preacher love some of them a damn sight better than others It s also about ideas which ought to haunt a piece of fiction as a ghost flits past an attic window after dark Fiction can focus much effectively uickly and deeply than other types of writing One Macbeth on stage is worth a thousand essays on ambition Stegner s flowing approachable style includes a message to an aspiring young gifted writer who if she is fortunate may find only a small audience and the chance of reaching them all is about like the possibility of your tracking down all the surviving elk in North America He also considers profanity which has its time and place but too much might obscure its power and intent Some acts like some words were never meant to be casual That is why houses contain bedrooms and bathrooms The closing essay is a wonderful reflection on one of his own short stories that was inspired by his childhood Stegner seems to be the kind of teacher any of us would have loved to have had This is a must read for readers