Words Overflown by Stars: Creative Writing Instruction and Insight from the Vermont College Mfa Program

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Words Overflown by Stars: Creative Writing Instruction and Insight from the Vermont College Mfa Program

Words Overflown by Stars: Creative Writing Instruction and Insight from the Vermont College Mfa Program By David Jauss Words Overflown by Stars Creative Writing Instruction and Insight from the Vermont College Mfa Program Your entrance into one of America s foremost creative writing programs Featuring instruction from past and present faculty members of the acclaimed M F A in Writing Program at Vermont College of Fine

  • Title: Words Overflown by Stars: Creative Writing Instruction and Insight from the Vermont College Mfa Program
  • Author: David Jauss
  • ISBN: 9781582975405
  • Page: 320
  • Format: Paperback
  • Words Overflown by Stars: Creative Writing Instruction and Insight from the Vermont College Mfa Program By David Jauss Your entrance into one of America s foremost creative writing programs Featuring instruction from past and present faculty members of the acclaimed M.F.A in Writing Program at Vermont College of Fine Arts, including Mark Doty, Douglas Glover, Robin Hemley, Richard Jackson, Sydney Lea, Bret Lott, Sue William Silverman, David Wojahn, and Xu Xi, Words Overflown By Stars giveYour entrance into one of America s foremost creative writing programs Featuring instruction from past and present faculty members of the acclaimed M.F.A in Writing Program at Vermont College of Fine Arts, including Mark Doty, Douglas Glover, Robin Hemley, Richard Jackson, Sydney Lea, Bret Lott, Sue William Silverman, David Wojahn, and Xu Xi, Words Overflown By Stars gives you unprecedented access to a top literary education.This comprehensive resource covers a wide variety of topics, including the creative process, titles, beginnings, voice and style, point of view, novel and short story structure, the role of dreams and fantasy in fiction, the often blurry borderline between fiction and creative nonfiction, the subgenres of creative nonfiction, music and time in poetry, image patterning, saying the unsayable, multiculturalism, the art of revision, and much .Both provocative and practical, the essays in Words Overflown by Stars distill many of the lessons that have made the graduates of Vermont College of Fine Arts so successful.
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    1. Misha on said:

      Sept 18, 2009 Somehow I don t think I need yet another book on writing in fact, what I need to do is just write , but I rather liked the look of this one as I wandered into BN on this too warm for mid September Friday night My plan is to sit in the cafe and work on a short story So far, I ve bought this book, a cup of decaf and a Godiva dark chocolate bar with raspberry filling I ll be firing up Open Office any second now.Sept 25 Read the first essay Before we get started by Bret Lott, a meditat [...]

    2. Rory on said:

      A mixed bag Many of these essays seem like interesting ideas smothered by unnecessarily academicky writing, or other manifestations of each author s love of his her own voice Still, the best ones explore topics not covered in your average creative writing book the use of pauses and silences in poems, or what etymology can add to writing.

    3. Kali VanBaale on said:

      I can t recommend this book enough to writers of fiction, nonfiction, or poetry striving to improve their craft Each essay tackles a different topic by a different writer with a new depth and insight I hadn t come across before particularly David Jauss thorough essay on point of view and Ellen Lesser s essay on character reflection in fiction.

    4. Angie Lisle on said:

      Lots of neat info in this book but it is academic in nature and has a tendency to run dry.

    5. ACRL on said:

      Read by ACRL Member of the Week Colleen Harris Learn about Colleen on the ACRL Insider blog.

    6. Claudia on said:

      I m only marking this as read because it is a book I pick up and read a bit here and there So far so good.

    7. Ian on said:

      I focused entirely on the creative nonfiction section and was rewarded with many clever points to consider.

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