Show & Tell: Writers on Writing,
Sixth Edition, Revised & Expanded
FOR THE NOVICE , writing technique can seem as curious as a magic trick. Show & Tell: Writers on Writing offers a clear point of entry. Organized around sixteen accessible craft essays illuminating the fundamentals of writing fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry, this anthology guides the reader through practical and inspiring conversations with award-winning faculty, visiting writers, and alumni of the writing programs at the University of North Carolina Wilmington.
"You might actually WANT to read this book, even if it wasn’t assigned for credit."
—Ben Steelman, Wilmington Star-News
In this collection:
Wendy Brenner reveals her sources for creating rich and eccentric detail in fiction.
Clyde Edgerton explains the relationship between narrator and plot.
Philip Gerard clarifies: just what is creative nonfiction, anyhow?
Peter Trachtenberg stretches the bars on the cage of nonfiction.
Michael White finds the inherent music in poetry.
“Tools & Tips” offers advice on editing, revision, and what to do with workshop feedback.
“After Words” reveal the authors’ fascinations and vulnerabilities, offering rare glimpses into how the selections came to fruition.
You’ll also find a diverse array of model selections that introduce the art of reading as a writer. Many have been anthologized in the Best American and Pushcart Prize series and have garnered the National Magazine Award.
This book is a living and breathing collection: a successful blend of fundamentals, sleight of hand, and extraordinary writing. Whether you are just starting out, want to hone existing skills, or need a resource to introduce these concepts to students, Show & Tell is an indispensable companion.
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Lavonne J. Adams
Nina de Gramont
Robert Anthony Siegel
Emily Louise Smith
Daniel Nathan Terry