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Still Writing: The Perils and Pleasures of a Creative Life - Dani Shapiro
Still Writing: The Perils and Pleasures of a Creative Life
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“Everything I know about life, I learned from the daily practice of sitting down to write.”From the best-selling author of Devotion and Slow Motion comes a witty, heartfelt, and practical look at the exhilarating and challenging process of storytelling. At once a memoir, meditation on the... show more
“Everything I know about life, I learned from the daily practice of sitting down to write.”From the best-selling author of Devotion and Slow Motion comes a witty, heartfelt, and practical look at the exhilarating and challenging process of storytelling. At once a memoir, meditation on the artistic process, and advice on craft, Still Writing is an intimate and eloquent companion to living a creative life. Through a blend of deeply personal stories about what formed her as a writer, tales from other authors, and a searching look at her own creative process, Shapiro offers her gift to writers everywhere: an elegant guide of hard-won wisdom and advice for staying the course. “The writer’s life requires courage, patience, empathy, openness. It requires the ability to be alone with oneself. Gentle with oneself. To be disciplined, and at the same time, take risks.” Writers—and anyone with an artistic temperament—will find inspiration and comfort in these pages. Offering lessons learned over twenty years of teaching and writing, Shapiro brings her own revealing insights to weave an indispensable almanac for modern writers.Like Anne Lamott’s Bird by Bird, Virginia Woolf’s A Writer’s Diary, and Stephen King’s On Writing, Dani Shapiro’s Still Writing is a lodestar for aspiring scribes and an eloquent memoir of the writing life.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780802121400 (0802121403)
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
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LAUREN B. DAVIS
LAUREN B. DAVIS rated it
5.0 Still Writing
Terrific stuff. Reading Shapiro's memoir/meditation on the writing life felt like spending a few days with someone who truly understands what the writer is trying to do, trying to survive, trying to break through... in short, what goes on in my head as I sit in my office, surrounded by scraps of pap...
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