Why We Write

Author: Meredith Maran
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101602821
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Twenty of America's bestselling authors share tricks, tips, and secrets of the successful writing life. Anyone who's ever sat down to write a novel or even a story knows how exhilarating and heartbreaking writing can be. So what makes writers stick with it? In Why We Write, twenty well-known authors candidly share what keeps them going and what they love most—and least—about their vocation. Contributing authors include: Isabel Allende David Baldacci Jennifer Egan James Frey Sue Grafton Sara Gruen Kathryn Harrison Gish Jen Sebastian Junger Mary Karr Michael Lewis Armistead Maupin Terry McMillan Rick Moody Walter Mosley Susan Orlean Ann Patchett Jodi Picoult Jane Smiley Meg Wolitzer

Why We Write

Author: Jim Downs
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135477523
Format: PDF, Kindle
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First Published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Why We Write About Ourselves

Author: Meredith Maran
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698185323
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In the voices of twenty landmark memoirists—including New York Times bestselling authors Cheryl Strayed, Sue Monk Kidd, and Pat Conroy—a definitive text on the craft of autobiographical writing, indispensable for amateur and professional writers alike. For readers of Mary Karr’s The Art of Memoir and Judith Barrington’s Writing the Memoir, this follow-up to editor Meredith Maran’s acclaimed writers’ handbook, Why We Write, offers inspiration, encouragement, and pithy, practical advice for bloggers, journal-keepers, aspiring essayists, and memoirists. Curated and edited by Maran, herself an acclaimed author and book critic, these memoirists share the lessons they’ve learned through years of honing their craft. They reveal what drives them to tell their personal stories and examine the nuts and bolts of how they do it. Speaking frankly about issues ranging from turning oneself into an authentic, compelling character to exposing hard truths, these outstanding authors disclose what keeps them going, what gets in their way, and what they love most—and least—about writing about themselves. “It's possible that Why We Write About Ourselves is the first compilation of memoirists at the top of their game seriously and thoughtfully considering the genre.” – LA Times From the Trade Paperback edition.

The World Split Open

Author: Margaret Atwood
Publisher: Tin House Books
ISBN: 193563996X
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Selected from thirty years' worth of lectures hosted by Literary Arts in Portland, presents commentary from such popular authors as Margaret Atwood, Russell Banks, and E.L. Doctorow on why they write and their creative processes.

Why We Write

Author: Lorian Tamara Elbert
Publisher:
ISBN:
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Reflections by twenty-five screenwriters on their craft. Typical is Michael Tolkin's essay on the debasement of culture by the movies. It is nothing new, he writes, the golden age of Greek tragedy was followed by a similar slump, there are cycles and ours, too, shall pass.

Why I Write

Author: George Orwell
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141980605
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Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization, and helped make us who we are. Whether puncturing the lies of politicians, wittily dissecting the English character or telling unpalatable truths about war, Orwell's timeless, uncompromising essays are more relevant, entertaining and essential than ever in today's era of spin.

Simple Habits for Complex Times

Author: Jennifer Garvey Berger
Publisher: Stanford University Press
ISBN: 0804794251
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When faced with complex challenges or uncertain outcomes, many leaders believe that if they are smart enough, work hard enough, or turn to the best management tools, they will be able to find the right answer, predict and plan for the future, and break down tasks to produce controllable results. But what are leaders to do when this isn't the case? Rather than offering one-size-fits-all tips and tricks drawn from the realm of business as usual, Simple Habits for Complex Times provides three integral practices that enable leaders to navigate the unknown. By taking multiple perspectives, asking different questions, and seeing more of their system, leaders can better understand themselves, their roles, and the world around them. They can become more nimble, respond with agility, and guide their organizations to thrive in an ever-shifting business landscape. The more leaders use these simple habits, the more they enhance their performance and solve increasingly common, sticky business issues with greater acumen. Whether in large or small organizations, in government or the private sector, in the U.S. or overseas, leaders will turn to this book as a companion that helps them grow into the best version of themselves.

Composition 102

Author: Kim M. Vanderlaan
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781626619265
Format: PDF
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This anthology features works of short fiction, primarily American, that provide a firm foundation in the study of literature, complete with a guide for writing research papers.