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Making a Literary Life: Advice for Writers and Other Dreamers

See, Carolyn

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ISBN 10: 067946316X / ISBN 13: 9780679463160
Published by Random House Inc, Westminster, Maryland, U.S.A., 2002
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Title: Making a Literary Life: Advice for Writers ...

Publisher: Random House Inc, Westminster, Maryland, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed & Inscribed By Author

Edition: First Edition.

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Synopsis:

The critically acclaimed author of The Handyman and Dreaming offers an inspirational, offbeat guide to the writing life, sharing whimsical anecdotes about favorite writers along with such sage advice as "Keep your aspirations to yourself!" and "Learn to tease the good ideas out of yourself." 25,000 first printing.

Review:

" This guide to literary success is wonderfully original and smart and funny and down-to-earth-- just what desperate beginning writers desperately need."
-- Alison Lurie
" This is a terrific and extremely useful book for anyone who wants to write. Carolyn See is brilliant and funny, crabby and tender and wise."
-- Anne Lamott
" Wise, witty, practical, mordant, funny, this is the only guide to becoming a writer that may actually work. It' s a primer on Carolyn See: great artist, large soul."
-- James Ellroy
" Carolyn See doesn' t just tell you to sharpen your pencils, she shows you how to sharpen your wits."
-- Rita Mae Brown
" After reading Making a Literary Life, I have decided to abandon my present career and become an aspirant writer, this time guided by Carolyn See' s wonderfully instructive (and readable) book."
-- William F. Buckley, Jr.
" Carolyn See has been giving me lessons on writing and living since my first book came out, and when Carolyn See talks, I obey. I bow down in gratitude. We should rejoice at this serious, joyful, irreverent, and very practical book."
-- Elizabeth Benedict
" If everyone who wants to be a writer would read this book there would be many more good writers, many more happy writers, and editors would be so overwhelmed by sweetness they would accept many more good books. So what are you waiting for? Read it!"
-- Ursula K. Le Guin

"From the Hardcover edition."

This guide to literary success is wonderfully original and smart and funny and down-to-earth just what desperate beginning writers desperately need.
Alison Lurie
This is a terrific and extremely useful book for anyone who wants to write. Carolyn See is brilliant and funny, crabby and tender and wise.
Anne Lamott
Wise, witty, practical, mordant, funny, this is the only guide to becoming a writer that may actually work. It s a primer on Carolyn See: great artist, large soul.
James Ellroy
Carolyn See doesn t just tell you to sharpen your pencils, she shows you how to sharpen your wits.
Rita Mae Brown
After reading Making a Literary Life, I have decided to abandon my present career and become an aspirant writer, this time guided by Carolyn See s wonderfully instructive (and readable) book.
William F. Buckley, Jr.
Carolyn See has been giving me lessons on writing and living since my first book came out, and when Carolyn See talks, I obey. I bow down in gratitude. We should rejoice at this serious, joyful, irreverent, and very practical book.
Elizabeth Benedict
If everyone who wants to be a writer would read this book there would be many more good writers, many more happy writers, and editors would be so overwhelmed by sweetness they would accept many more good books. So what are you waiting for? Read it!
Ursula K. Le Guin

From the Hardcover edition."

"This guide to literary success is wonderfully original and smart and funny and down-to-earth--just what desperate beginning writers desperately need."
--Alison Lurie

"This is a terrific and extremely useful book for anyone who wants to write. Carolyn See is brilliant and funny, crabby and tender and wise."
--Anne Lamott

"Wise, witty, practical, mordant, funny, this is the only guide to becoming a writer that may actually work. It's a primer on Carolyn See: great artist, large soul."
--James Ellroy

"Carolyn See doesn't just tell you to sharpen your pencils, she shows you how to sharpen your wits."
--Rita Mae Brown

"After reading Making a Literary Life, I have decided to abandon my present career and become an aspirant writer, this time guided by Carolyn See's wonderfully instructive (and readable) book."
--William F. Buckley, Jr.

"Carolyn See has been giving me lessons on writing and living since my first book came out, and when Carolyn See talks, I obey. I bow down in gratitude. We should rejoice at this serious, joyful, irreverent, and very practical book."
--Elizabeth Benedict

"If everyone who wants to be a writer would read this book there would be many more good writers, many more happy writers, and editors would be so overwhelmed by sweetness they would accept many more good books. So what are you waiting for? Read it!"
--Ursula K. Le Guin

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