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The Carrier Bag Theory of Fiction was first presented in 1998 by the renowned author Ursula Le Guin. Although it was later published in the book Steering the Craft, the theory has stayed invaluable over time. In fact, many writers have found new ways to apply it to their own literary endeavors. If you are into short stories and wish to develop your writing skills in a new way, then this is indeed a useful theory to consider.


A literary theory proposed by Ursula K. Le Guin in 1982. According to the carrier bag theory of fiction, a story is like a used paper bag which has previously contained something useful. You can either throw away the bag or reuse it for something else. The author’s job is not to fill the reader with ready-made meanings or ideas, but to add some words and experiences in order to enrich the content of the story.


If you’ve yet to read Ursula Le Guin’s short essay The Carrier Bag Theory Of Fiction, then make time to read it now. Here, she explains her way of writing fiction:

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