What's the Story?: Try your Hand at Fiction and Learn the Art of Writing

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University Press of America, Sep 23, 2010 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 84 pages
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Have you ever thought that you might want to write a story but simply couldn't find a way to get started? This book, What's the Story?, just might launch you on the road to writing fiction. It consists of twenty casts of characters - made up of three to seven personages, with each character described in a paragraph. Both the individuals and the casts differ greatly from one another. Most are presented as currently living in various locations across America; others are no longer alive or are set in different parts of the world. No group of characters suggests any particular story, but rather hints inconclusively at numerous possibilities. The given information is designed to prod the imagination without constraining its flight. The witty drawings that accompany the casts should inspire readers to try their hands at fiction and learn the art of writing.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Six Personages New York City the Present Time
6
Five Personages Siena Italy the Present Time
10
Six Personages Small Nebraska Town the Present Time
14
Four Personages Small West Virginia Town the Present Time
18
Six Personages Chicago the Present Time
20
Six Personages Pittsburgh the Present Time
24
Seven Personages New York City the Present Time
28
Five Personages Paris c 1950
44
Five Personages Washington DC and Texas the Present Time
48
Five Personages Long Island the Present Time
52
Five Personages an American College Vietnam War Period
56
Four Personages the Pacific Ocean World War II
58
Five Personages Mexico City the Early Seventies
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Five Personages Heidelberg Germany 1936
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Five Personages New York City the Present Time
70

Four Personages San Francisco 1946
30
Four Personages Chicago the Present Time
34
Five Personages College in New England the Present Time
38
Five Personages Olean New York 1866
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Five Personages the Bay Area c 2001
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About The Author
76
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Rudolph H. Weingartner spent his adult life as a teacher of philosophy and an academic administrator. Although he has written several books and quite a few articles, this is his first effort in the realm of fiction. Isaias Zelkowicz has been playing the viola professionally for forty years, the last thirty-one of them with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. He has been drawing even longer than that.

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