Making a Literary Life

As Carolyn See says, writing guides are like preachers on Sunday—there may be a lot of them, but you can’t have too many, and there’s always an audience of the faithful.

Making a Literary Life

Making a Literary Life

As Carolyn See says, writing guides are like preachers on Sunday—there may be a lot of them, but you can’t have too many, and there’s always an audience of the faithful. And while Making a Literary Life is ostensibly a book that teaches you how to write, it really teaches you how to make your interior life into your exterior life, how to find and join that community of like-minded souls you’re sure is out there somewhere. Carolyn See distills a lifetime of experience as novelist, memoirist, critic, and creative-writing professor into this marvelously engaging how-to book. Partly the nuts and bolts of writing (plot, point of view, character, voice) and partly an inspirational guide to living the life you dream of, Making a Literary Life takes you from the decision to “become” a writer to three months after the publication of your first book. A combination of writing and life strategies (do not tell everyone around you how you yearn to be a writer; send a “charming note” to someone you admire in the industry five days a week, every week, for the rest of your life; find the perfect characters right in front of you), Making a Literary Life is for people not usually considered part of the literary loop: the non–East Coasters, the secret scribblers. With sagacity, a magical sense of humor, and an abiding belief in the possibilities offered to “ordinary” people living “ordinary” lives, Carolyn See has summed up her life’s work in a book so beguiling, irreverent, and giddily inspiring that you won’t even realize it’s changing your life until it already has.

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Making a Literary Life
Language: un
Pages: 288
Authors: Carolyn See
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-12-18 - Publisher: Random House

As Carolyn See says, writing guides are like preachers on Sunday—there may be a lot of them, but you can’t have too many, and there’s always an audience of the faithful. And while Making a Literary Life is ostensibly a book that teaches you how to write, it really teaches
Recollections of a Literary Life, Or, Books, Places, and People
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Authors: Mary Russell Mitford
Categories: Authors
Type: BOOK - Published: 1853 - Publisher:

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Recollections of a Literary Life
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Authors: Maxime Du Camp
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Type: BOOK - Published: 1893 - Publisher:

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Memoirs of the political and literary life of Robert Plumer Ward
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Authors: Edmund Phipps
Categories: Great Britain
Type: BOOK - Published: 1850 - Publisher:

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Recollections of a Literary Life
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Authors: Mary Russell Mitford
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Type: BOOK - Published: 1852 - Publisher:

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