George Saunders On Story


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This post features a short film and some bonus material by Redglass Pictures, staring the writer George Saunders, known for his short stories, essays, novellas and children’s books. In the documentary he reveals the pitfalls of bad storytelling and explains the openness and generosity he things is required to breath life into great characters. The film offers a look into the process by which he takes a single mundane sentence – “Frank was an asshole” – and though revision and consideration of nuance, infuses it with the distinct blend of depth, compassion, and word magic.

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