The Writing Life

The Writing Life
Author: Nicholas Delbanco
Publsiher: University of Michigan Press
Total Pages: 138
Release: 2000
ISBN: 9780472067176
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Writing Life Book Excerpt:

Contemporary writers address questions of craft, art, audience, and culture

The Writing Life

The Writing Life
Author: George Fetherling
Publsiher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Total Pages: 360
Release: 2013-04-01
ISBN: 0773588264
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Writing Life Book Excerpt:

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
Author: Stephanie Vanderslice
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2017-12-14
ISBN: 1350023582
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Geek s Guide to the Writing Life Book Excerpt:

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.

The Writing Life of Hugh Kelly

The Writing Life of Hugh Kelly
Author: Robert R. Bataille
Publsiher: SIU Press
Total Pages: 206
Release: 2000
ISBN: 9780809322886
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Writing Life of Hugh Kelly Book Excerpt:

Robert R. Bataille demonstrates convincingly that between 1767 and 1777, Anglo-Irish writer Hugh Kelly made major contributions in three areas of British culture: politics, journalism, and theater. Bataille shows how all three activities were integrated in Kelly's life, suggesting that such interrelationships often existed in the rough and ready London culture during the early reign of King George III. When he discovered several newspaper campaigns that Kelly orchestrated as a paid political propagandist for George III and his ministers, Bataille understood in part how important Kelly was to his era. In his capacity as propagandist, Kelly defended Hanoverian colonial policies on the eve of the American Revolution, served as a key opponent of the radical Wilkites, and promoted the acceptance of the 1774 Quebec Bill, which established, among other things, the right of the recently defeated French citizens of Quebec to maintain the French language. A belletristic journalist, Kelly published theater reviews and essays that played a major role in shaping the taste of his era. He wrote in defense of the controversial sentimental drama, and whenever he could, he promoted the major theatrical figure of the age, David Garrick. Under his editorship, the newspaper Public Ledger became a leading source of theater information. Seeking to raise the status of the profession of journalism, he wrote essays and articles that provided his middle-class readers with an insider's view of the operations of the journalist. Assessing Kelly's contributions to the novel and drama, Bataille argues that this powerful journalist stands in the vanguard in the larger struggle against traditional attitudes supporting male superiority and aristocratic privilege. Kelly wrote in favor of gender equality and middle-class respectability, striving to inculcate what modern scholars refer to as the values of sensibility. Bataille also argues, however, that Kelly knew his audience. Instrumental in the rise of professional writing and popular culture, he understood that he had to observe the needs of his audience, detecting cultural trends and using the skills of the rhetorician.

Brook Trout and the Writing Life

Brook Trout and the Writing Life
Author: Craig Nova
Publsiher: Eno Publishers
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2011-03-07
ISBN: 0982077181
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Brook Trout and the Writing Life Book Excerpt:

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
Author: Marie Arana
Publsiher: Public Affairs
Total Pages: 404
Release: 2003-05-08
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Writing Life Book Excerpt:

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
Author: Julia Cameron
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 108
Release: 2001-05-07
ISBN: 1440628173
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Writer s Life Book Excerpt:

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
Author: Paulette Perhach
Publsiher: Sasquatch Books
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2018-08-14
ISBN: 1632171538
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Welcome to the Writer s Life Book Excerpt:

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
Author: Hillary DePiano
Publsiher: HillaryDePiano.com
Total Pages: 126
Release: 2019-10-12
ISBN: 1944909001
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Building a Writing Life Book Excerpt:

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 be productive with your writing time. • Discover your ideal writing circumstances by thinking outside the textbox. • Fine-tune your writing process by setting better goals and embracing what works for you. … and, most important of all… • Become a writer at last!

Landmark Essays on Writing Process

Landmark Essays on Writing Process
Author: Sondra Perl
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 250
Release: 1994
ISBN: 9781880393130
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Landmark Essays on Writing Process Book Excerpt:

First Published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

New and Experimental Approaches to Writing Lives

New and Experimental Approaches to Writing Lives
Author: Jo Parnell
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2019-08-01
ISBN: 1352007193
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

New and Experimental Approaches to Writing Lives Book Excerpt:

With recent advances in digital technology, a number of exciting and innovative approaches to writing lives have emerged, from graphic memoirs to blogs and other visual-verbal-virtual texts. This edited collection is a timely study of new approaches to writing lives, including literary docu-memoir, autobiographical cartography, social media life writing and autobiographical writing for children. Combining literary theory with insightful critical approaches, each essay offers a serious study of innovative forms of life writing, with a view to reflecting on best practice and offering the reader practical guidance on methods and techniques. Offering a range of practical exercises and an insight into cutting-edge literary methodologies, this is an inspiring and thought-provoking companion for students of literature and creative writing studying courses on life writing, memoir or creative non-fiction.

The Writing Habit

The Writing Habit
Author: David Huddle
Publsiher: UPNE
Total Pages: 209
Release: 1994
ISBN: 9780874516685
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Writing Habit Book Excerpt:

Offers advice, techniques, and reflections on the craft of writing

The Home Place

The Home Place
Author: Dennis Cooley
Publsiher: University of Alberta
Total Pages: 361
Release: 2016-03-18
ISBN: 1772121193
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Home Place Book Excerpt:

Dazzling, playful, and intellectually complex examination of personal recollections and archival materials about Kroetsch's poetry.

Writing Vietnam Writing Life

Writing Vietnam  Writing Life
Author: Tobey C. Herzog
Publsiher: University of Iowa Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2009-05-01
ISBN: 158729723X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Writing Vietnam Writing Life Book Excerpt:

Phillip Caputo, Larry Heinemann, Tim O’Brien, and Robert Olen Butler: four young midwestern Americans coming of age during the 1960s who faced a difficult personal decision—whether or not to fight in Vietnam. Each chose to participate. After coming home, these four veterans became prizewinning authors telling the war stories and life stories of soldiers and civilians. The four extended conversations included in Writing Vietnam, Writing Life feature revealing personal stories alongside candid assessments of each author’s distinct roles as son, soldier, writer, and teacher of creative writing. As Tobey Herzog's thoughtful interviews reveal, these soldier-authors have diverse upbringings, values, interests, writing careers, life experiences, and literary voices. They hold wide-ranging views on, among other things, fatherhood, war, the military, religion, the creative process, the current state of the world, and the nature of both physical and moral courage. For each author, the conversation and richly annotated chronology provide an overview of the writer’s life, the intersection of memory and imagination in his writing, and the path of his literary career. Together, these four life stories also offer mini-tableaux of the fascinating and troubling time of 1960s and 1970s America. Above all, the conversations reveal that each author is linked forever to the Vietnam War, the country of Vietnam, and its people.

Writing Life

Writing Life
Author: Mhairi Pooler
Publsiher: Liverpool University Press
Total Pages: 199
Release: 2015-12-01
ISBN: 1781384797
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Writing Life Book Excerpt:

Writers’ lives are endlessly fascinating for the reading public and literary scholars alike. By examining the self-representation of authors across the schism between Victorianism and Modernism via the First World War, this study offers a new way of evaluating biographical context and experience in the individual creative process at a crucial point in world and literary history. Writing Life explores how and why a select group of early twentieth-century writers, including Edmund Gosse, Henry James, Siegfried Sassoon and Dorothy Richardson, adapted the model of the German Romantic Künstlerroman, or artist narrative, for their autobiographical writing. Instead of (mis)reading these autobiographies as historical documentation, Pooler examines how these authors conduct a Romantic-style conversation about literature through literature as a means of reconfirming the role of the artist in the face of shifting values and the cataclysm of the Great War.

The Spirit of Writing

The Spirit of Writing
Author: Mark Robert Waldman
Publsiher: Tarcher
Total Pages: 309
Release: 2001
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Spirit of Writing Book Excerpt:

A collection of essays by such notable authors as Joseph Campbell, Gail Godlwin, Janet Fitch, Anne Lamott, and Octavio Paz shares their thoughts on what it means to be a writer, from the difficulty of creating a first draft to the mystery and language of words. Original.

Life in London

Life in London
Author: Carlyle
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1882
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Quarterly Review

The Quarterly Review
Author: William Gifford,Sir John Taylor Coleridge,John Gibson Lockhart,Whitwell Elwin,William Macpherson,William Smith,Sir John Murray (IV),Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle)
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1861
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: English literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Right to Write

The Right to Write
Author: Julia Cameron
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 256
Release: 1999-12-27
ISBN: 110112783X
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Right to Write Book Excerpt:

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.

Iconicity in the Writing Process

Iconicity in the Writing Process
Author: Lena Sundin
Publsiher: ACTA Universitatis Gothoburgensis
Total Pages: 132
Release: 2004
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Iconicity (Linguistics).
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Iconicity in the Writing Process Book Excerpt: