Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Why We Write - 20 Acclaimed Authors on How and Why They Do What They Do by Meredith Maran

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


Paperback, 272 pages

Published January 29th 2013 by Plume 
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I really enjoyed this book, 20 authors from various genres talk about their lives are writers.  They talk about rituals, superstitions, struggles and how they got started in writing.  They talk about why they write and give advice on getting started and so much more. This isn't a book just for writers, I think it would appeal to anyone with a genuine interest in biographies, that's what this book is, snippets into the lives of these 20 authors.

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