Telling Stories: The Craft of Narrative and the Writing Life

Lee Martin
Published in 2017
by University of Nebraska Press

“After years of writing both fiction and memoir, I’ve come to believe that the term storytelling best fits what I do.... The point is that no matter the approach I take to the material at hand, I’m always relying on the tools of the storyteller to construct an interesting narrative.” Writer and teacher Lee Martin’s practical guide is an informative and instructive journey through the integral tools of the storyteller, such as structure, scene, detail, characterization, point of view, and language. Martin shares insightful advice and techniques covering the revision process, as well as tips and anecdotes on formative elements of the writing life.