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Burns, Carole Off the Page - Writers Talk About Beginnings, Endings and Everything in Between
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Off the Page

Writers Talk About Beginnings, Endings, and Everything in Between

€ 19.95

An evaluation of the writing process as revealed by such top authors as A. S. Byatt, E. L. Doctorow, and Alice McDermott offers insight into how they approach a new writing project, the sources of their inspirations, and the role of place in influencing a story. Original. 15,000 first printing.


Taal / Language : English

Inhoudsopgave:
Preface 9
Introduction by Marie Arana 15
1. In the Beginning Was...
(A) The Word,
(B) A Bunch of Words,
(C) Not a Single Damned Word
25
2. Haven`t I Seen You Somewhere Before?
How Characters Come to Life
36
3. What`s It All About?
The Ideas Behind the Stories
49
4. Truth or Dare?
Changing Facts to Make a Story More Real
61
5. Home Is Where the Art Is: How Writers Are Influenced by Place
75
6. All That Jazz: Playing with Language and Style to Suit the Story
87
7. The Long and Short of It: The Differences Between Writing Novels and Writing Short Stories
100
8. Lovers and Other Strangers: Sex and Love in Literature
110
9. If at First You Don`t Succeed... Revise, Revise Again
123
10. Are We There Yet?
Knowing When a Novel or Story Is Finished
134
11. The Writing Life: Springs of Hope, Winters of Despair 145
12. Musing About the Muse: How Writers Find Inspiration When It Doesn`t Find Them 158
13. Who Reads This Stuff?
How Writers Think About Audience and Reviewers
167
14. Good Writers Borrow, Great Writers Steal: The Writers Whom Writers Love, and Why 178
15. I Knew Him When...When Writers Realized They Were Going to Be Writers 193
16. Words of Wisdom: What Writers Wish Someone Had Told Them 204
Authors` Biographies 215
Acknowledgments 233
Extra informatie: 
Paperback / softback
240 pagina's
Januari 2008
227 gram
210 x 140 x 19 mm
W. W. Norton & Company us

Levertijd: 4 tot 8 werkdagen