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Why We Write: 20 Acclaimed Authors on How and Why They Do What They Do

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Twenty of America's bestselling authors share tricks, tips, and secrets of the successful writing life.

Anyone who's ever sat down to write a novel or even a story knows how exhilarating and heartbreaking writing can be. So what makes writers stick with it? In Why We Write, twenty well-known authors candidly share what keeps them going and what they love most—and least—about their vocation.

Contributing authors include:

Isabel Allende

David Baldacci

Jennifer Egan

James Frey

Sue Grafton

Sara Gruen

Kathryn Harrison

Gish Jen

Sebastian Junger

Mary Karr

Michael Lewis

Armistead Maupin

Terry McMillan

Rick Moody

Walter Mosley

Susan Orlean

Ann Patchett

Jodi Picoult

Jane Smiley

Meg Wolitzer

Synopsis:

Twenty of America's bestselling authors share tricks, tips, and secrets of the successful writing life.

Anyone who's ever sat down to write a novel or even a story knows how exhilarating and heartbreaking writing can be. So what makes writers stick with it? In Why We Write, twenty well-known authors candidly share what keeps them going and what they love most—and least—about their vocation.

About the Author

 Meredith Maran is the author of nine nonfiction books and the acclaimed novel A Theory of Small Earthquakes. She's been writer-in-residence at UCLA and the Mabel Dodge Luhan House, and a fellow at Yaddo, among other artist colonies. Her writing appears regularly in the Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune, The San Francisco Chronicle, and People.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780452298156
Author:
Maran, Meredith
Publisher:
Plume Books
Subject:
Writing Skills
Subject:
Reference/Writing
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20130131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8 x 5.41 x 0.59 in 0.42 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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Twenty of America's bestselling authors share tricks, tips, and secrets of the successful writing life.

Anyone who's ever sat down to write a novel or even a story knows how exhilarating and heartbreaking writing can be. So what makes writers stick with it? In Why We Write, twenty well-known authors candidly share what keeps them going and what they love most—and least—about their vocation.

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