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The Writing Life

The Writing Life
Journals, 1975-2005

by George Fetherling

  • Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • Release : 2013-04-01
  • Pages : 360
  • ISBN : 0773588264
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Selected from thousands of pages of the daily journals of George Fetherling - the inexhaustible novelist, poet, and cultural commentator - The Writing Life reveals an astute and candid observer of his contemporaries as well as himself. Hundreds of figures in the arts and public life crisscross the pages of Fetherling's journals, from Margaret Atwood and Marshall McLuhan, to Gwendolyn MacEwen and Conrad Black. The book begins in mid-1970s Toronto, a time of cultural ferment, and carries on to Vancouver and a new century. A captivating and intimate narrative, The Writing Life provides a compelling portrait of the last three decades of Canadian cultural life. From the book: Tuesday 4 February 1992 / Toronto Early this morning the latest in a series of strange phone calls from Edmund Carpenter in New York to discuss successive versions of his Canadian Notes & Queries piece on Marshall McLuhan. He falls to reminiscing and at one point says: "Marshall always reminded me of that passage in Boswell in which Boswell says that if you chanced to take shelter from a rain storm for a few minutes in Dr Johnson's company, you would come away convinced that you had just met the smartest man in the world. Marshall was like that too. Of course, if you spent an hour with Marshall, well, that was something quite different."

The Geek’s Guide to the Writing Life

The Geek’s Guide to the Writing Life
An Instructional Memoir for Prose Writers

by Stephanie Vanderslice

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2017-12-14
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN : 1350023582
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The desire to create, to write, to fulfil our artistic dreams is a powerful human need. Yet the number of people who make a living solely by their pen is actually quite small. What does that mean for the rest of us, the self-described writing geeks, who are passionate about writing and who still want to sustain successful literary lives? What does it really mean to find time to build a rewarding writing life while pursuing a career, being a partner or raising a family, in the distracted, time-deprived, 21st-century? In The Geek's Guide to the Writing Life, based on her Huffington Post blog of the same name, Stephanie Vanderslice shares the secrets and tools to developing a successful, rewarding writing practice in a way that inspires the reader to persevere through the inevitable lows and even the highs of a literary life, so that anyone can pursue the path to realizing their artistic dreams.

Brook Trout and the Writing Life

Brook Trout and the Writing Life
The Intermingling of Fishing and Writing in a Novelist's Life

by Craig Nova

  • Publisher : Eno Publishers
  • Release : 2011-03-07
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 0982077181
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this memoir, novelist Craig Nova explores the interconnections between his work as a writer, his personal life, and his passion for fly-fishing. Nova leads the reader into his courtship, marriage, the birth of his children, and his life as a father, husband, writer, friend, citizen, and angler. Just as the author observes the life of the elusive and beautiful brook trout in the tea-colored streams, he finds interconnections to his daily lifehe teaches his daughter to build an igloo; he deals with the disappointment of a very public mean-spirited review of his much-anticipated novel; he gazes at his wife-to-be in her hammock by a stream; he finds himself the victim of a random blackmailer. Unpredictable and keenly observed, Nova leads us through the terrain of the life of an artist. The one constant is the stream and the brook trout which offer both respite from the demands of his life and a wellspring of inspiration and strength. It is a paean to nature and the beauty of the brook trout.

The Writing Life

The Writing Life
Writers On How They Think And Work

by Marie Arana

  • Publisher : Public Affairs
  • Release : 2003-05-08
  • Pages : 404
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Compiles ten years of essays from 55 writers, including Ray Bradbury, Stanley Karnow, and John Edgar Wideman, discussing how they write and where their ideas come from.

The Writer's Life

The Writer's Life
Insights from The Right to Write

by Julia Cameron

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2001-05-07
  • Pages : 108
  • ISBN : 1440628173
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In her groundbreaking book The Right to Write, Julia Cameron dismantled the mythology surrounding the writing life in our culture. Tackling issues such as time, mood, inspiration, and support, she revealed that writing is in fact a natural-and crucial-part of life. Questions of how, when, and why yielded to the virtual tool kit of strategies, tips, and tools she provides in this extremely valuable book. With The Writer's Life, Cameron's pivotal insights and pointers are distilled in a tiny, portable companion that will help readers lead a writer's life more easily, joyfully, and powerfully.

Welcome to the Writer's Life

Welcome to the Writer's Life
How to Design Your Writing Craft, Writing Business, Writing Practice, and Reading Practice

by Paulette Perhach

  • Publisher : Sasquatch Books
  • Release : 2018-08-14
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1632171538
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Learn how to take your work to the next level with this informative guide on the craft, business, and lifestyle of writing With warmth and humor, Paulette Perhach welcomes you into the writer’s life as someone who has once been on the outside looking in. Like a freshman orientation for writers, this book includes an in-depth exploration of all the elements of being a writer—from your writing practice to your reading practice, from your writing craft to the all-important and often-overlooked business of writing. In Welcome to the Writer’s Life, you will learn how to tap into the powers of crowdsourcing and social media to grow your writing career. Perhach also unpacks the latest research on success, gamification, and lifestyle design, demonstrating how you can use these findings to further improve your writing projects. Complete with exercises, tools, checklists, infographics, and behind-the-scenes tips from working writers of all types, this book offers everything you need to jump-start a successful writing life.

Building a Writing Life

Building a Writing Life
start a writing habit, make time to write, discover your process and commit to your writing dreams

by Hillary DePiano

  • Publisher : HillaryDePiano.com
  • Release : 2019-10-05
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : 194490901X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Do you want to write but have no idea where to start? Building a Writing Life is the beginner writer’s guide you’ve been looking for! You want to be a writer. You want to start a writing habit, share your story, and make some real progress on your writing dreams. You want to find time to write and make room in your life for everything from daily journaling to writing books and beyond. You want to build a writing life. But how do you start? Building a Writing Life is a straightforward, step-by-step guide to integrating writing into your life so you can make steady progress on your goals. Whether you write for personal reasons or dream of more commercial success, you CAN fit writing into your already busy life. With simple, actionable steps you can start taking today, this easy-to-read guide will take you from an aspiring writer to the real deal. In this book, you’ll… • Make the mental commitment to your writing dreams. • Conquer your fears and doubts to start the story of your heart. • Discover and nurture ideas. • Build a regular writing habit. • Motivate yourself to write on days when you don’t feel like it. • Find and make room in your schedule, even if there’s no time to write. • Battle distractions and productively use your writing time. • Discover your ideal writing circumstances and how to think outside the textbox when they aren’t available. • Fine-tuning your writing process by setting better goals and embracing what works for you. … and, most important of all… • Become a real writer at last!

The Story I Am

The Story I Am
Mad about the Writing Life

by Roger Rosenblatt

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2020
  • Pages : 262
  • ISBN : 9781885983787
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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For those who write and those who want to, a book on the joys and fascinations of the literary life by an author whose work has pleased millions.

The Right to Write

The Right to Write
An Invitation and Initiation into the Writing Life

by Julia Cameron

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 1999-12-27
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 110112783X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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What if everything we have been taught about learning to write was wrong? In The Right to Write, Julia Cameron's most revolutionary book, the author of the bestselling self-help guide The Artist's Way, asserts that conventional writing wisdom would have you believe in a false doctrine that stifles creativity. With the techniques and anecdotes in The Right to Write, readers learn to make writing a natural, intensely personal part of life. Cameron's instruction and examples include the details of the writing processes she uses to create her own bestselling books. She makes writing a playful and realistic as well as a reflective event. Anyone jumping into the writing life for the first time and those already living it will discover the art of writing is never the same after reading The Right to Write.

Create Your Writer's Life: A Guide to Writing With Joy and Ease

Create Your Writer's Life: A Guide to Writing With Joy and Ease
A Book

by Cynthia Morris

  • Publisher : Original Impulse Inc.
  • Release : 2015-03-27
  • Pages : 146
  • ISBN : 0975922459
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Create Your Writer's Life offers a coaching approach to develop a writing practice that actually works. Finally, a resource that allows you to do it your way, and that works.

Bird by Bird

Bird by Bird
Some Instructions on Writing and Life

by Anne Lamott

  • Publisher : Anchor
  • Release : 1994
  • Pages : 239
  • ISBN : 0385480016
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A step-by-step guide to writing and managing the writer's life covers each portion of a written project, addresses such concerns as writer's block and getting published, and offers awareness and survival tips. Reprint. Tour.

Landmark Essays on Writing Process

Landmark Essays on Writing Process
A Book

by Sondra Perl

  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release : 1994
  • Pages : 250
  • ISBN : 9781880393130
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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First Published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The Writing Habit

The Writing Habit
A Book

by David Huddle

  • Publisher : UPNE
  • Release : 1994
  • Pages : 209
  • ISBN : 9780874516685
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Offers advice, techniques, and reflections on the craft of writing

New and Experimental Approaches to Writing Lives

New and Experimental Approaches to Writing Lives
A Book

by Jo Parnell

  • Publisher : Macmillan International Higher Education
  • Release : 2021
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1352007193
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Winter

Winter
A Spiritual Biography of the Season

by Gary D. Schmidt,Susan M. Felch

  • Publisher : SkyLight Paths Publishing
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1893361535
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Thirty inspirational writings from a variety of authors delve into the feelings that winter conjures in us, calling up both the barrenness and beauty of the natural world in wintertime, and helping readers express and understand their own personal reaction to the season, showing them the way from the cold of winter to the warmth of the human soul.

Telling Stories

Telling Stories
The Craft of Narrative and the Writing Life

by Lee Martin

  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Release : 2017
  • Pages : 246
  • ISBN : 1496202937
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"A prolific and award-winning writer, Lee Martin has put pen to paper to offer his wisdom, honed during thirty years of teaching the oh-so-elusive art of writing. Telling Stories is intended for anyone interested in thinking more about the elements of storytelling in short stories, novels, and memoirs. Martin clearly delineates helpful and practical techniques for demystifying the writing process and providestools for perfecting the art of the scene, characterization, detail, point of view, language, and revision--in short, the art of writing. His discussion of the craft in his own life draws from experiences, memories, and stories to provide a more personal perspective on the elements of writing. Martin provides encouragement by sharing what he's learned from his journey through frustrations, challenges, and successes. Most important, Telling Stories emphasizes that you are not alone on this journey and that writers must remain focused on what they love: the process of moving words on the page. By focusing on that purpose, Martin contends, the journey will always take you where you're meant to go."--

Death Education in the Writing Classroom

Death Education in the Writing Classroom
A Book

by Jeffrey Berman

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2017-03-02
  • Pages : 254
  • ISBN : 1351868225
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Death is often encountered in English courses—Hamlet’s death, celebrity death, death from the terrorist attacks on 9/11—but students rarely have the opportunity to write about their own experiences with death. In Death Education in the Writing Classroom, Jeffrey Berman shows how college students can write safely about dying, death, and bereavement. The book is based on an undergraduate course on love and loss that Berman taught at the University at Albany in 2008. Part 1, “Diaries,” is organized around Berman’s diary entries written immediately after each class. These entries provide a week-by-week glimpse of class discussions, highlighting his students’ writings and their developing bonds with classmates and teacher. Part 2, "Breakthroughs," focuses on several students’ important educational and psychological discoveries in their understanding of love and loss. The student writings touch on many aspects of death education, including disenfranchised grief. The book explores how students write about not only mourning and loss but also depression, cutting, and abortion—topics that occupy the ambiguous border of death-in-life. Death Education in the Writing Classroom is the first book to demonstrate how love and loss can be taught in a college writing class—and the first to describe the week-by-week changes in students’ cognitive and affective responses to death. This interdisciplinary book will be of interest to writing teachers, students, clinicians, and bereavement counselors.

The Writer's I Ching

The Writer's I Ching
Wisdom for the Creative Life

by Jessica Morrell,Elaura Niles

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2007-08-17
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 0762434112
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The writing life is solitary and challenging, and it takes far more than creativity to become a commercial success. The Writer's I Ching uses the ancient Chinese divination system to provide writers with help mastering the business of writing and choosing the most propitious times to take action. Because writing educators created the book, it also teaches the storyteller and non-fiction craft with lessons suitable for both beginners and seasoned professionals. This unique presentation of the I Ching features a complete deck of 64 cards bound into the book itself. The writer poses a question about how to proceed on a specific fiction or non-fiction project, negotiation, or business matter. He draws an I Ching card and turns to the proper page for the interpretation of that card. Many cases of writer's block have been cured and flashes of insight gained through this simple technique. The I Ching dates back to before Christ and counts among its devotees Confucius, Albert Einstein, and Bob Dylan.

The Writing Shop

The Writing Shop
Putting 'Shop' Back in Writing Workshop

by Suzanne Farrell Smith

  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release : 2020-03-09
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN : 9004397884
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Writing Shop reimagines what writing workshop can be, by borrowing from workshops of all kinds—carpentry, textile, machine, and more. When the essential elements of all workshops are adopted in writing workshop, writers will flourish.

The Home Place

The Home Place
Essays on Robert Kroetsch's Poetry

by Dennis Cooley

  • Publisher : University of Alberta
  • Release : 2016-03-18
  • Pages : 361
  • ISBN : 1772121193
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Dazzling, playful, and intellectually complex examination of personal recollections and archival materials about Kroetsch's poetry.