“Managing Time in Fiction” — October, 2013

Using Ernest Hemingway’s short story “The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber,” Gary Lawrence explores how a writer manages time in their fiction. Managing time (pace) in short fiction is critical because of the very limited space — every scene, every word, every nuance has to count. As Hemingway said: “Writing whether you want it or not is competitive…most of the time you compete against time and dead men.”

The presentation link is below.  It contains story excerpts.

time in fiction_2012

 

The complete text of “The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber” can be found at

http://www.uta.fi/FAST/US1/REF/macomber.html

 

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