This collection of short stories is entertaining and thought StoryBranding: Creating Stand-Out Brands Through The Power of Story provoking After each short story there is aersonal account from the author who wrote it as well as an activity to boost on the spot creative writing It is handy for It's A Wonderfully Sexy Life people who are constantly battling the clock when it comes to finding time to write The stories in this collection are excellent and I recommend it highly for readers in general But Iarticularly 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 reader into their own writing Even the overall design of the book inviting and accessible Next tim. Compelling stories have the ower 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 to become small scared not uite ready for the big rides such as finishing that story that novel and finding 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. ,
E I teach a beginning or intermediate fiction writing class I am definitely going to use this book as a course text looking for something to read with my classes next semester 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 but Steve Boudinot s The Littlest Hitler Aimee Bender s Tiger Chad Simps Favourite storiesTiger Mending by Aimee BenderImmersion by Ju. H offering fresh The Lady and the Lionheart perspective on ''coming of age'' a story to which we can all relate as well as exclusiveersonal essays and ractical exercisesIn their own words these writers grant you a guided tour of craft with unparalleled access to the rocess behind their creation including how to grow a story from the seed of an image or sentenceallow experiments with language to lead you to lotturn even the most unlikely characters
into heroestransform raw anecdotes from your own life into compelling fiction and essayJoin 20 writers as weheroestransform raw anecdotes from your own life into compelling fiction and essayJoin 20 writers as we up and down taking a rollercoaster ride in sto. ,
Dy BudnitzOtis Is Resurrected by Brady OdallTo the Good People of Mars by Laura Van Den BergYouth Group by Ryan Van Meter 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 ieceplus frank often charming confessions by each author about what troubled and tempted her or him in the writingpieceplus frank often charming confessions by each author about what troubled and tempted her or him in the writing 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 americanshortfictionorgblo. 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 lots into the greatest show on earth So go ahead step right Up Listen For The Calliope Music And Take Your Place Listen for the calliope music and take your lace lineYour ride has just begunCONTRIBUTORS Steve AlmondAimee BenderKate BernheimerRyan BoudinotJudy BudnitzDan ChaonBrock ClarkeMichael CzyzniejewskiStuart DybekMichael MartoneAntonya NelsonPeter OrnerJack PendarvisBenjamin PercyAndrew PorterChad AlmondAimee BenderKate BernheimerRyan BoudinotJudy BudnitzDan ChaonBrock ClarkeMichael CzyzniejewskiStuart DybekMichael MartoneAntonya NelsonPeter OrnerJack PendarvisBenjamin PercyAndrew PorterChad SingletonBrady UdallLaura van den BergRyan Van Meter. .