Telling Stories: The Craft of Narrative and the Writing Life


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$19.95  $18.55
University of Nebraska Press
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5.9 X 8.9 X 0.7 inches | 0.85 pounds

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About the Author

Lee Martin is a distinguished professor of English and teaches creative writing at Ohio State University. He is the author of several books, including Such a Life (Nebraska, 2012), From Our House (Nebraska, 2009), The Bright Forever (finalist for the 2006 Pulitzer Prize for fiction), and Turning Bones (Nebraska, 2003).


"[Martin's] own sentences are like bright sun-polished bones on a beach: sparse outlines nevertheless telling their own devastating story. No doubt aspiring writers will appreciate this honesty, and may find many of the writing prompts here helpful, particularly to unclog a blockage. But it is Martin's own literary journey that is most compelling."--Sara Lonsdale, Times Literary Supplement-- (2/2/2018 12:00:00 AM)
"Martin combines writing tips with examples from literature and his own life and teachings. It's a clever, warm-hearted book for writers of fiction or creative nonfiction. It could be used in creative writing classes or kept on the desk for those days one needs a little shot of inspiration."--Debbie Hagan, Brevity-- (3/19/2018 12:00:00 AM)
"'Why shouldn't good writing be hard? It's our attempt at salvation, ' Lee Martin says in this exceptional book. Martin, through craft lessons, exercises, and literary examples, helps writers discover salvation one carefully selected word at a time."--Sue William Silverman, author of Fearless Confessions: A Writer's Guide to Memoir
-- (2/24/2017 12:00:00 AM)
"Lee Martin has long been one of my favorite writers of fiction and memoir, and now he's one of my favorite writers of advice about the writer's craft. Everyone who writes, or wants to, should read this wise and inspiring book."--David Jauss, author of On Writing Fiction-- (2/24/2017 12:00:00 AM)