Lorrie Moore's How To Become A Writer

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In the past and present, students are taught the basic structure of a story: the exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, and resolution. This has influenced what a typical student may expect in a short story; however, many experimental and contemporary writers tend to divert from the traditional structure of short stories by restraining from a chronological plot. Lorrie Moore, also referred to as an contemporary writer born in 1957, in Glens Falls, New York, reflects this style in " How to Become a Writer". Moore encompasses both humor and strategic ways of creating a guidebook for contemporary writers. Although some people view "How to become a Writer" such a well developed and humorous story, is it fair to say that it is an accurate guidebook for writers who may not have the same opportunities and …show more content…
So there is questioning whether " How to Become a Writer" accurately represents today's society as well as success. Moore while attending "St. Lawrence University, won Seventeen magazine's short story contest" and also comprised " stories from her master's thesis at Cornell University, was published" ( The Columbia companion to the twentieth-century American short story). So, it is clear that Moore was successful in life due to her education and easier access. However, lower class Americans may not be able to afford school to become successful. Some may see success as a controversial issue because of people's accessibility to become successful. Even mentioned in the text, Moore gives an suggestion, when she states, " Apply to college as a child psychology major " ( Moore 1017). In today's society, it is hard to pay for college , and depending on the social class of a person, college can be

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