Writing Life

ISBN-10: 1578067391

ISBN-13: 9781578067398

Edition: 2005

Authors: Ellen Gilchrist

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List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
Publication date: 2/18/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 226
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946

She is the author of 16 works of fiction, including the story collection Victory Over Japan, which won the National Book Award & most recently, The Cabal & Other Stories. She lives in Fayetteville, Arkansas, Ocean Springs, Mississippi & New Orleans, Louisiana.

The middle way
The Shakespeare group
How books still change our lives
Casting my lot with the gypsies
The consolations of art
The only constant is change, and yet, I still won't use a computer
How I got stronger and smarter instead of stupider and sadder
How I wrote a book of short stories in three months
Living in New York City
The sinking ship
Breaking the rules
In the weather of the heart
A writer should be able to write anything
Everyone wants to be a writer
"You always use setbacks to help you play better"
Write what you know
Choosing the books
Learning to teach writing by watching a great dance teacher
Crisis in the creative writing program
Everyone thinks they are a writer
Why is rewriting so hard?
Sunday morning
Eudora Welty
Another hard thing for a writer to learn to handle
How I invented Traceleen
How to move characters from one place to another
How to become inspired
Learning to teach
The war with the squirrels
What they write about
Teaching, a journal
Teaching, a journal (continued)
My third year
The ice storm
Creative nonfiction (as fiction)
The semester from hell
Drunks, dope addicts, and losers, characters my students give me
How can I help these students learn to write?
Hitting a snag in the teaching game
Rip Van Winkle and the unwanted wings
Teaching, a journal (continued)
After six weeks of classes
The geology field trip
Monday at dawn
The big question
The tar baby
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