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Challenges of the writing life

Author: Martin Amis; Pat Conroy; Joyce Carol Oates; Maxine Hong Kingston; Films for the Humanities & Sciences.
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 2006.
Series: Writing Lessons.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this program, writers Martin Amis, Pat Conroy, Joyce Carol Oates, and Maxine Hong Kingston are joined by an editor, an agent, and a publisher to discuss the potential downside of the writing life - rejection letters, second - novel syndrome and really bad reviews and they share knowledge they have accumulated in the school of hard knocks and then give insider tips on coping while encouraging viewers to press on  Read more...
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Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Amis; Pat Conroy; Joyce Carol Oates; Maxine Hong Kingston; Films for the Humanities & Sciences.
ISBN: 9781421353524 1421353520
OCLC Number: 86112395
Performer(s): Martin Amis, Pat Conroy, Joyce Carol Oates, Maxine Hong Kingston, Kay Redfield Jamison.
Description: 1 videodisc (30 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Contents: All authors receive rejection letters (04:07) --
Making the most of rejection letters (04:30) --
Second novel syndrome (07:03) --
Bad book reviews and the direction of modern literature (05:40) --
Authors and depression (07:15).
Series Title: Writing Lessons.

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In this program, writers Martin Amis, Pat Conroy, Joyce Carol Oates, and Maxine Hong Kingston are joined by an editor, an agent, and a publisher to discuss the potential downside of the writing life - rejection letters, second - novel syndrome and really bad reviews and they share knowledge they have accumulated in the school of hard knocks and then give insider tips on coping while encouraging viewers to press on to success.

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