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Off the page : writers talk about beginnings, endings, and everything in between

Author: Carole Burns; Marie Arana
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Writer Carole Burns has put together a book about writing and the writing life, featuring forty-three of our foremost contemporary authors. Reading Off the Page can feel like being at a dinner party with a Pulitzer Prize winner on one side and your favorite detective writer on the other as the third bottle of wine is opened and everyone is beginning to relax." "In interviews on washingtonpost.com, Burns has gotten  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Interviews
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Carole Burns; Marie Arana
ISBN: 9780393330885 0393330885
OCLC Number: 157023067
Description: 231 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: In the beginning was ... (A) the word, (B) bunch of words, (C) not a single damned word --
Haven't I seen you somewhere before? : how characters come to life --
What's it all about? : ideas behind the stories --
Truth or dare? : changing facts to make a story more real --
Home is where the art is : how writers are influenced by place --
All that jazz : playing with language and style to suit the story --
Long and short of it : differences between writing novels and writing short stories --
Lovers and other strangers : sex and love in literature --
If at first you don't succeed ... revise, revise again --
Are we there yet? : knowing when a novel or story is finished --
Writing life : springs of hope, winters of despair --
Musing about the muse : how writers find inspiration when it doesn't find them --
Who reads this stuff? : how writers think about audience and reviewers --
Good writers borrow, great writers steal : writers whom writers love, and why --
I knew him when ... when writers realized they were going to be writers --
Words of wisdom : what writers wish someone had told them.
Responsibility: edited by Carole Burns, introduction by Marie Arana.
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