The Writer's Home Companion: An Anthology of the World's Best Writing Advice, From Keats to Kunitz
Macmillan, May 15, 1997 - Reference - 269 pages
A Boston Globe Bestseller
Writing is a solitary sport—but none of us can do it without good company at crucial moments. This spirited collection of inspiring and useful essays and exercises on the craft of writing is the next best thing to having an experienced writer at your side. These twenty-nine pieces, more than half of which have never been published in book form, include selections as unusual and diverse as behaviorist B. F. Skinner's "How to Discover What You Have to Say"; Brett Candlish Millier's investigation of the seventeen drafts of Elizabeth Bishop's poem "One Art"; Ursula Le Guin's "Where Do You Get Your Ideas From?"; Anne Eisenberg's "E-Mail and the New Epistolary Age"; and Nancy Mair's "The Writer's Thin Skin and Faint Heart." Other contributors include Gloria Naylor, Stanley Kunitz, Bernard Shaw, Natalie Goldberg, Anne Tyler, Rita Dove, Peter Elbow, and Gail Godwin.
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Bolker has compiled a selection of essays to help the writer along whether your issue is tackling writer's block, finding voice or simply finding the heart to get started and keep with your writing ... Read full review
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Bolker (World's Best Writing Advice, Holt, 1996), a seasoned writing professor and clinical psychologist, has compiled 29 essays and exercises by famous writers and writing teachers such as Ernest ... Read full review
Ursula Le Guin Where Do You Get Your Ideas From?
Murray So You Want to Be a Writer?
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B F Skinner How to Discover What You Have
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John Keats First Page of To Autumn
The Paris Review Interviews
Motherhood and Poetry
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Gail Godwin The Watcher at the Gates
For Strong Women Piercy
Helen Benedict A Writers First Readers
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Natalie Goldberg Writing as a Practice