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Page Fright: Foibles and Fetishes of Famous Writers

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About the Author

Harry Bruce, a Halifax-based author of many books, has been gathering these stories all of his life.

From the Hardcover edition.

Table of Contents

Introduction

 

1 "Speaking to the Eyes": Beginnings

2 The Feather Is Mightier Than the Sword

3 Inkwells, Steel Nibs, Billions of Ballpoints

4 The Properly Pointed, Perfectly Portable Pencil

5 The Long Reign of Longhand

6 "First, I Write by Hand. . . ."

7 The Almighty Typewriter. Can You Hear the Rhythm?

8 Hail the Conquering Word Processor

9 Pins, Paste, Scissors, Recorders. The Right Paper, Please

10 Out of Their Mouths Popped Literature

11 Keep Out! Writer at Work

12 To Hide Out, or Greet Life

13 Panoramas, Bare Walls, Strange Habits

14 While Working on It, Shut Up About It. Or Don't

15 They Wrote Lying Down, Standing Up, Stark Naked

16 Horror Rolls in, "Like Some Poisonous Fogbank"

17 Blocked!

18 "I'm a Drinker With a Writing Problem"

19 The Wrong Stuff

20 Walking the Walk, and Other Steps to Creation

21 Burning Kisses, Animal Magnetism

22 The Daily and Nightly Grind

23 "And How I Get There Is God's Grace"

24 "We Are Only Telephone Wires"

25 What's Worse Than Writing? NotWriting

26 From the Great French Hunter of "le Mot Juste": le Mot Dernier

 

Acknowledgments

Bibliography

Index

From the Hardcover edition.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780771017131
Author:
Bruce, Harry
Publisher:
McClelland & Stewart
Subject:
Authorship
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
General
Subject:
Reference/Writing
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20100931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
360
Dimensions:
9.01 x 6.01 x 0.69 in 0.98 lb

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