How to Write Like Chekhov : Advice and Inspiration, Straight from His Own Letters and Work
“Chekhov wrote over 100 years ago, in a place with cultural traditions and norms quite different from our own. Yet his advice to the scribes of today is timeless: “Consciousness is the sister of talent” and “Cry but without letting the reader know you’re crying.” A shot in the arm for struggling writers and a wonderful tool for teachers. Background: Brunello (Univ. of Venice) and Lencek (Reed Coll.) introduce a collection of mindful observations and relevant advice from the father of the modern short story on how to write well. Arranged in five stages involved in the creation of a nonfiction work-general questions, specific questions, the project, the report, and the actual writing-the book provides guidelines culled from Chekhov’s letters to his publishers, family members, contemporaries, and friends, as well as from his plays and stories. The book reveals the universal truths of becoming a writer despite the different culture, conventions.”
Write Your Story @ the Union City Library
Join our senior library member Bruce Haase
and write your memoir. Bruce is lifelong reader, he now writes memoire-based, creative non-fiction.
These are informal meetings ,
to support each other and organize your thoughts
for writing. Sharing is optional.
Meetings take place
The Third Tuesday of the month
September 16, October 21, November 18
and December 16
1 p.m. — 3 p.m.
Please bring pen & paper