Writing Life Writers on How They Think and Work

ISBN-10: 1586481495

ISBN-13: 9781586481490

Edition: 2003

Authors: Marie Arana

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In this work, authors divulge professional secrets: how they first discovered they were writers, how they work, and how they deal with the myriad frustrations and delights a writer's life affords.
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List price: $18.99
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: PublicAffairs
Publication date: 5/8/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 426
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

Marie Arana is editor of "The Washington Post Book World" as well as a feature writer for "The Post". She has served on the board of directors of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists as well as the National Book Critics Circle. She lives in Washington, D.C.

On Becoming a Writer
The Seduction of the Text
The Importance of Childhood
Looking for the Spark
How to Identify and Nurture Young Writers
Touched by an Angel
The Leap from Necessity to Invention
A Real-Life Education
Emerging from Under Your Rejection Slips
Being a Product of Your Dwelling Place
Doing It for Love
Raw Material
Too Happy for Words
Using My Father's Story
Between Origins and Art
The Writer As Outlaw
From Memory to the Imagination
Can Whites Write About Blacks?
In Praise of Silence
Bicultural, Adrift, and Wandering
On Finding a Latino Voice
Living in Irish, Writing in English
Hunkering Down
Holidays at the Keyboard Inn
The Passionate Researcher
From Packrat to Historian
Climbing Into Another Head
Hunter of Metaphors
Following the Script
Headbirths: Bookish Midwifery
Guided by Voices: The Work of a Ghostwriter
Old Bottle, New Wine
From Will-of-the-Wisp to Full-Blown Novel
Reincarnation, Translation and Adventure
Master of My Universe
Sounds and Sensibilities
Writer with Scalpel
A Chronicle of the Plague Years
On Being a Novice Playwright
Acting Out, Letting Go
Pen Names Galore
Summer Lite
Facing the Facts
History Is Their Beat: The New Journalist Historians
A Novel Approach to Reality: Basing a Story in Facts
Making the Truth Believable
Describing the World As It Is, Not As It Would Be
The Political Memoir: Taking Note of History
President in Search of a Publisher
Biographer, Get a Life
From the Clinic
Notes from the Road
Natural Selections
Speaking Up for the Environment
Looking Back
The Trouble with Finishing
The Hardest Critics
Literary Executions
Taking It All Back
Writer, Be Afraid
In Search of the Next Idea
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