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The writing life

Author: Ellen Gilchrist
Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Fifty essays and vignettes centered on the transforming magic of literature and the teaching and writing of it come together in a collection by the critically acclaimed author of Flights of Angels and the National Book Award winning Victory over Japan. Celebrated author Ellen Gilchrist has played many roles writer and speaker, wife and lover, mother and grandmother. But she never tackled the role of teacher. Offered  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Ellen Gilchrist; Ellen Gilchrist
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ellen Gilchrist
ISBN: 1578067391 9781578067398
OCLC Number: 56617285
Description: xiii, 211 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Life: --
The Middle Way --
The Shakespeare Group --
How Books Still Change Our Lives --
Casting My Lot with the Gypsies --
The Consolations of Art --
The Only Constant Is Change, and Yet, I Still Won't Use a Computer --
How I Got Stronger and Smarter Instead of Stupider and Sadder --
Writing: --
How I Wrote a Book of Short Stories in Three Months --
Living in New York City --
The Sinking Ship --
Breaking the Rules --
In the Weather of the Heart --
A Writer Should Be Able to Write Anything --
Everyone Wants to Be a Writer --
"You Always Use Setbacks to Help You Play Better" --
Write What You Know --
Choosing the Books --
Learning to Teach Writing by Watching a Great Dance Teacher --
Crisis in the Creative Writing Program --
Everyone Thinks They Are a Writer --
Why Is Rewriting So Hard? --
Sunday Morning --
Eudora Welty --
Another Hard Thing for a Writer to Learn to Handle --
How I Invented Traceleen --
How to Move Characters from One Place to Another --
How to Become Inspired --
Decons --
Learning to Teach --
The War with the Squirrels --
What They Write About --
Teaching: --
Teaching, A Journal --
Teaching, A Journal (Continued) --
My Third Year --
Worrying --
Students --
The Ice Storm --
Creative Nonfiction (as Fiction) --
The Semester from Hell --
Drunks, Dope Addicts, and Losers, Characters My Students Give Me --
How Can I Help These Students Learn to Write? --
Onward --
Hitting a Snag in the Teaching Game --
Rip Van Winkle and the Unwanted Wings --
Teaching, A Journal (Continued) --
After Six Weeks of Classes --
The Geology Field Trip --
Monday at Dawn --
The Big Question --
The Tar Baby.
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