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For writers only

1st Ballantine Books trade paperback ed.

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Published by Ballantine Books in New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

The truth about the act of writing is much more varied, even violent. In fact, there seem to be as many contradictory admonitions about how to go about doing it as there are writers themselves.
With that in mind, writer Sophy Burnham has collected the thoughts of some of the greatest writers and laced them with her own observations and experiences of the writer's life. With an emphasis on the emotions that writing wrings from those who practice it, Burnham writes about beginning a work prematurely, the ecstasy when the writing is really flowing, the crash that can follow the flight and how to pick yourself up and continue. Here you will find the motto Zola kept in his workroom (No day without lines), where Agatha Christie plotted her books (in the bathtub eating apples), and what James Thurber's wife replied when a dinner guest observed a strange expression on her husband's face (Don't be concerned. He's only writing). Most of all, you will be reassured, enlightened, and inspired to learn that, in your own writing struggles, you are not alone.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
808/.02
Library of Congress
PN165 .B87 1996

The Physical Object

Pagination
xii, 208 p. ;
Number of pages
208

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24764371M
Internet Archive
forwritersonly00burn
ISBN 10
034540405X
ISBN 13
9780345404053
OCLC/WorldCat
35031641
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