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Being a Writer

Advice, Musings, Essays and Experiences From the World's Greatest Authors

By (author) Travis Elborough
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd, London, United Kingdom
Published: 23rd Aug 2017
Dimensions: w 159mm h 205mm d 32mm
Weight: 665g
ISBN-10: 0711238200
ISBN-13: 9780711238206
Barcode No: 9780711238206
Synopsis
The joys and challenges of being a writer are explored in this inspiring assemblage of wit, wisdom and hard-won practical advice from some of the world's greatest authors musing on the art of writing and how they came to define themselves as writers. From Samuel Johnson in eighteenth-century London to Lorrie Moore in twenty-first-century Wisconsin, the contributors range from the canon to contemporary, covering more than 250 years, and come from all over the world. Beautifully illustrated throughout, this stunning anthology explores and illuminates the pleasures and pitfalls of the compulsion to write, with advice about the whole messy business of writing literature and what it takes to be a writer. The perfect gift for aspiring writers, curious readers, and anyone interested in what the world's greatest authors have to say about the art of writing.

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