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Robert Olmstead (born January 3, 1954) is an American novelist and educator. Olmstead was born in 1954 in Westmoreland, New Hampshire. He grew up on a farm.
Robert Olmstead (born January 3, 1954) is an American novelist and educator. After high school, he enrolled at Davidson College with a football scholarship, but left school after three semesters in which he compiled a poor academic record. He later attended Syracuse University, where he studied with Raymond Carver and Tobias Wolff and received both bachelor's and master's degrees, in 1977 and 1983, respectively.
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Start by marking Elements of the Writing Craft: Robert Olmstead as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. This is the type of book that you can keep on your bookshelf Elements of the Writing Craft is more than just a book filled with dozens of creative writing exercises designed to energize and invigorate your own writing. Throughout the book, Olmstead teaches you how to understand the writing of others through carefully-selected examples from fiction and nonfiction books, a close analysis of what makes the passage work, and exercises designed to help you try out that technique in a safe environment.
Never before have the elements of the writing craft - and the challenge of extracting knowledge from the work of great writers . Olmstead uses a short passage from the work of a noted writer to show a specific technique in action
Elements of the Writing Craft offers more than 150 inventive lessons that focus on such practical tasks as describing a room, switching from narrative to dialogue, speaking in a character's particular voice, and giving a story significant closure. Olmstead uses a short passage from the work of a noted writer to show a specific technique in action.
Robert Olmstead is the narrator of "The Shadow Over Innsmouth" and a member of the Marsh Family. It is remarked that his eyes have the same, strange quality seen in descendants of Obed Marsh. In the story's final pages he learns he himself is the of Obed Marsh and a Deep One and in time will become one of the amphibious monsters he witnessed in Innsmouth. His name is never given within the story, but Lovecraft did give it in HPL: "Notes for The Shadow Over Innsmouth".
In this landmark book, Robert Olmstead shows how distinguished writers past and present have built their fiction and nonfiction. Through this writer's-eye analysis of more than 150 of literature's most finely crafted passages, you'll learn to read like a writer. Then, more than 500 innovative exercises challenge you to experiment with – and expand upon – the techniques of the masters, so you can use them for great narratives of your own. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.
When Robey Childs's mother has a premonition about her husband, a soldier fighting in the Civil War, she does the unthinkable: she sends her only child to find his father on the battlefield and bring him home. Descended from a long line of soldiers, Henry enlists in the marines and arrives in Korea on the eve of the brutal seventeen-day battle of the Chosin Reservoir-the turning point of the war-completely unprepared for the forbidding Korean landscape and the unimaginable circumstances of a war well beyond the scope of anything his ancestors ever faced. But the challenges he meets upon his return home, scarred and haunted, are greater by far.
And neither does it repeat the same old stuff seen in the usual creative writing books (I know, I have many of them)
And neither does it repeat the same old stuff seen in the usual creative writing books (I know, I have many of them). Most exercises can be completed in less than 20 minutes or used to start longer pieces of work.
As writers, says Robert Olmstead in his introduction to Elements of the Writing Craft, we have our destination in. .
Through more than 150 lessons, Olmstead show s how noted writers have ''built'' their fiction and non-ficti on through a multitude of small but significant moves, and o ffers a writer''s-eye analysis of a short passage of each wri ter''s work.
Robert Olmstead is an award-winning American novelist and educator. as