The Clay Writer

Shaping in Creative Writing

  • Zoran Živković

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Essays

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Zoran Živković
      Pages 3-53
    3. Zoran Živković
      Pages 55-58
  3. Fiction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. Zoran Živković
      Pages 61-68
    3. Zoran Živković
      Pages 69-76
    4. Zoran Živković
      Pages 77-81
    5. Zoran Živković
      Pages 83-89
    6. Zoran Živković
      Pages 91-124
    7. Zoran Živković
      Pages 125-134
    8. Zoran Živković
      Pages 135-136

About this book


This concise book by the well-known Serbian writer and literary researcher summarizes his decade-long experience of teaching creative writing at the Faculty of Philology, University of Belgrade.

Always offering attendees four good reasons for not attending his course, or, in a broader perspective, discouraging them from professional writing altogether, the author reflects ultimately on what it really takes to become a writer of literary fiction.

This essay, which makes up the first part of this work, is complemented by a selection of witty short stories, forming the second part, and which have been used as templates in the teaching context.


Literary science fiction Creative Writing for literary prose Fantastika short stories Infernal library Short story writing

Authors and affiliations

  • Zoran Živković
    • 1
  1. 1.Novi BeogradSerbia

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