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Cracking the Spine Julie Chevalier(Editor),Bronwyn Mehan(Editor)

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Cracking the Spine

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Original name book: Cracking the Spine

Pages: 210

Language: English

Publisher: Spineless Wonders (May 1, 2015)

By: Julie Chevalier(Editor),Bronwyn Mehan(Editor)

Book details

Format *An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose. *Report a Broken Link

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# of Devices Unlimited
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Printable? Yes

Category - Literature & Fiction

Bestsellers rank - 3 Rating Star

A deftly curated anthology of the best of contemporary Australian short stories, each with an essay by their authors

Breaking down the wall between the creative and discursive, the imagistic and the expository, this collection offers an alternating story/essay structure, making it ideal for the classroom, as well as a pure pleasure to read for anyone interested in the best of "Ozlit." The authors' essays reveal the acute organizing intelligence behind the most artless-appearing of stories, and are a rare bonus for readers.

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Customer Reviews
  • By Book Birdy on May 8, 2015

    You can read short stories. You can read critiques of short stories. But rarely does a reader get a chance to go inside an author’s mind – to find out what they are thinking and doing when they sit down at the computer to write. This is what makes this collection so innovative and inspiring.It is a gift for aspiring writers, and all thanks and gratitude must go to independent publisher, Spineless Wonders, for producing it.There are numerous gems to be gleaned here. Writer Claire Aman explains her ‘notebook’ method, where eclectic thoughts and ideas are recorded and synthesized before any writing of story takes place. (It’s as if my subconscious needs to be fed before it will throw me a plot.)Michael Giacometti’s essay ranges from discussing the important of the first sentence (It is a boxer putting you on your arse with the first punch) to his haphazard process (The ‘rough’ is my method) and the ethics of writing from the indigenous perspective.Ultimately, this is a reassuring read. Writing is not magic. Writers do not sit down and have the words flow out of them. What these authors show is that writing is a process. It is hard work. It is full of self-doubt and interrogation.But, as this collection shows, the end product is worth it.

  • By Donald McMiken on August 6, 2015

    This collection of short stories and their accompanying essays is already a classic.

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