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Glimmer Train Guide to Writing Fiction, Vol. 2: Inspiration and Discipline #2020

Glimmer Train Guide to Writing Fiction Vol Inspiration and Discipline Survey Our Literary Landscape From the Open Window of Glimmer TrainWhat drives you to write How does a particular piece of writing come to exist In Inspiration and Discipline the second volume in our

  • Title: Glimmer Train Guide to Writing Fiction, Vol. 2: Inspiration and Discipline
  • Author: Susan Burmeister-Brown Linda B. Swanson-Davies
  • ISBN: 9781582974477
  • Page: 206
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Glimmer Train Guide to Writing Fiction, Vol. 2: Inspiration and Discipline By Susan Burmeister-Brown Linda B. Swanson-Davies, Survey Our Literary Landscape From the Open Window of Glimmer TrainWhat drives you to write How does a particular piece of writing come to exist In Inspiration and Discipline, the second volume in our Glimmer Train Guide to Writing Fiction series, than one hundred accomplished authors set aside talk of character and scene in order to address the private andSurvey Our Literary Landscape From the Open Window of Glimmer TrainWhat drives you to write How does a particular piece of writing come to exist In Inspiration and Discipline, the second volume in our Glimmer Train Guide to Writing Fiction series, than one hundred accomplished authors set aside talk of character and scene in order to address the private and elusive aspects of their writing lives In excerpts from interviews conducted over a seventeen year period and preserved by the editors of the highly respected literary quarterly Glimmer Train Stories and its supplement Writers Ask, contemporary writers offer insights on such topics as family support or lack thereof , using autobiographical material, and the responsibility of writing sharing their own personal and philosophical approaches to this most strange, heartbreaking, and wonderful of artistic vocations.Jayne Anne Phillips, Thisbe Nissen, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, Thom Jones, Henry Louis Gates Jr Beverly Lowry, Siri Hustvedt, Richard Bausch, Charles Baxter, Sue Miller, Ha JinThere may never be an explanation for where stories come from, but the wisdom, humor, and advice of the writers in these pages will provide you with the inspiration you need to keep your writing life moving forward.

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    1. A book of interviews with various writers of short stories Lots of good stuff here on two of my favorite topics where do the ideas come from and how do you find the ability to write them down I was struck by how many writers asserted that to be a truly great story it has the surprise the author somewhere, has to go in some unforeseen direction Lots of good and contradictory thoughts on writer s block as well I love books full of contradictory thoughts.

    2. Comprised of excerpts from past Glimmer Train interviews, this book and its companion The Glimmer Train Guide to Writing Fiction Building Blocks are best for dipping into over time, rather than reading all at once.

    3. I enjoyed this book quite a bit, especially the personal motivations driving individuals to write and their purposes Good exploration into the act of creativity and expression as well the act of reading Helped me think in different ways, also have the volume two book, Building Blocks.

    4. Snippets from interviews that all together make writing feel a little mystical and unattainable I could have used a little I m writing this with the sounds of PBSkids coming from the next room , but maybe that s just meA The section on writer s block had really stayed with me and I wanted to capture what I thought was the best quote before I have to take the book back to the library What you get done really doesn t have only to do with how gifted you are, or how much ability you have it has to [...]

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