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Why I Write : Thoughts on the Craft of Fiction - Will Blythe

Why I Write

Thoughts on the Craft of Fiction

By: Will Blythe (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st September 1999
ISBN: 9780316115926
Number Of Pages: 256
For Ages: 13+ years old

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In this anthology, 26 writers illuminate the motivations at the heart of their creative lives in original essays that are as surprising and varied as their fiction. The contributors include Pat Conroy, Norman Mailor, Rick Moody and David Foster Wallace.

"By turns cantankerous and dreamy, and an inspiration to writers and readers alike -- a living monument to the vitality and value of the writing life". -- KIRKUS REVIEWS

At the Point of My Penp. 3
Uncanny the Singing That Comes from Certain Husksp. 5
Where Does Writing Come From?p. 13
I Am a ... Genius!p. 21
Some for Glory, Some for Praisep. 34
That's What Dogs Dop. 41
Storiesp. 47
Writing and a Life Lived Well: Notes on Allan Gurganusp. 61
Easing My Heart Insidep. 69
Why the Daily Writing of Fiction Mattersp. 74
Phobia and Compositionp. 84
Secret Agentp. 98
The Lousy Riderp. 103
Writingp. 110
For the Moneyp. 116
Why I Writep. 124
Everything Else Falls Awayp. 128
The Nature of the Funp. 140
Why I Write, or Notp. 146
The Wolf in the Tall Grassp. 155
Rent Retards the Revolution!p. 164
The War We Can't Win, We Can't Lose, We Can't Quitp. 171
Collecting Myselfp. 182
Why She Writesp. 188
In Silencep. 195
Who Is That Man Tied to the Mast?p. 198
Notes on Contributorsp. 222
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ISBN: 9780316115926
ISBN-10: 0316115924
Series: Back Bay Book
Audience: General
For Ages: 13+ years old
For Grades: 8+
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1st September 1999
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.84 x 14.02  x 1.65
Weight (kg): 0.34