Individual Author Record
Name: David Michael KaplanPen Name: None Genre: Born: 1946 in New York, New York
-- Website -- http://www.luc.edu/english/faculty/davidmichaelkaplan.shtml
-- David Michael Kaplan on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=david+michael+kaplan
Illinois ConnectionKaplan lives in Chicago and teaches creative writing at Loyola University.
Biographical and Professional InformationDavid Michael Kaplan is an associate professor of English at Loyola University in Chicago, where he directs the creative writing program. He has written award-winning short stories that are compiled in his book, ''Comfort''. The book begins with a piece entitled "Doe Season," which was selected as one of the best American short stories of 1985.
- Comfort, Viking, 1987
- Skating in the Dark, Pantheon Books, 1991
- Revision, A Creative Approach to Writing and Rewriting Fiction, Story Press, 1997
Selected Titles At Your Library
ISBN: 0140096248. OCLC Number: Penguin,. New York, N.Y., U.S.A. :. 1988, ©1987.
ISBN: 188491019X. OCLC Number: Story Press,. Cincinnati, Ohio :. ©1997. With rousing enthusiasm, David Michael Kaplan introduces you to his unique brand of revision: a process of discovery in which your story's words, structure, even its very meaning may change as it grows stronger. He takes you through every stage of the writing process, providing strategies and criteria to help pinpoint the problems in your work and fix them. In addition to illustrating his points with examples from contemporary writers, Kaplan traces the evolution of three of his own stories from journal entries to first (and subsequent) drafts to finished pieces. He shows the changes he made - from single words to entire characters and story lines - and explains why he made them.