On Being A Writer

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On Being A Writer

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9780898795226: On Being A Writer

Great insight on being a writer from some of the best authors, writers and poets of our time. Read the innermost thoughts they shared with their readers.

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This collection of 31 interviews, published originally in Writer's Digest magazine from 1958 through the present, explores the professional whys and wherefores of writers from William Faulkner to Ellen Goodman. Once past the condescending introduction by Will Blythe of Esquire , readers will find rewarding insights into the characters of Hemingway, Steinbeck, Capote and other novelists, playwrights, poets and prize-winning columnists. All agree that an aspiring writer must work hard--"produce, produce, produce"--and describe their widely differing methods of putting words on paper. Harlan Ellison is an exceptionally eloquent champion of writers who try but fail, urging them to keep writing because "you have something to say . . . you're a writer. And that's something better than being a millionaire." Pictures not seen by PW.
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YA-- A collection of interviews with 31 well-known writers talking about their craft. Profiles include examples of different genre writers offering insight into the thoughts, feelings, and personal opinions of authors such as Vonnegut, Steinbeck, Giovanni, and Faulkner. Some give advice to novice writers, and others offer glimpses of their own struggle to write. The book is a good source for those doing research on the authors included, as well as a sourcebook for young writers. Recommended for YAs, as it is enjoyable and easy reading that offers insight into the writing process. --Elise Vidal, Episcopal High School, Bellaire, TX 2
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