Rip it up one day and pour asphalt where it was once cobblestone good for you A must have book for fans of fine literature and for those who itch to put pen to paper who itch to put pen to paper fascinating I am an author and always suppose I am the only one who writes in pieces going this way and that abandoning books and taking them up again Changing The Focus Rewriting One Para Forty Times And Cutting the focus rewriting one para forty times and cutting out and rewriting it to one line and putting it elsewherebut this is just the path and each book has its own path and own reason So it confirms I have many great and talented colleagues some very brilliant indeed who have stumbled in their own way towards completing a book Its very nice to now my crazy creative way is normal Loved this book It s perfect for someone that loves reading about authors and how they write I thought the author sounded legit informed and was straightforward I liked how she stayed on course and didn t get lost in the author s personal lives no matter how crazy they were One thing she used the word crystalline entirely too much I write a bit of fiction myself and it s always interesting to take a peek behind the curtain to see how successful writers operate In Process Sarah Stodola shares a series of profiles detailing briefly the writing lives of famous authors ranging from Edith Wharton to Junot Diaz This book is interesting and inspiring and even has a good idea or two that could be helpful to aspiring writers It s comforting to see how much the great novelists struggle to get words on the page Stephen King s On Writing is even better than this book So if you re a King fan who wants writing help and inspiration On Writing might be a better place to go for it. Nation within the context of the lives from which they sprang Drawn from both existing material and original research and interviews Stodola brings to light the fascinating uniue and illuminating techniues behind these literary behemot. Useful but only so soThis book gives some interesting insights into how whenand where famous writers do their thing as well as their background and inspirations However the sections tend to be slow and repetitive and the authors are mostly in literary fiction A dozen or so contemporary popular writers added to the mix would have been nice This book had been recommended by a member of a local writers group I d attended It includes a concise and comprehensive glimpse into the writing styles and lifestyles of 18 well nown authors with a great summary paragraph at the end of each segment I thought it was helpful because it gave personal information on each with some struggling to get anything written down yet completing great
works of literature It shows how writing draws from the very depths of of literature It shows how writing draws from the very depths of author s heart and soul and in every case incorporated parts of that person s life developed restructured into different persons by means of the characters in the novel The characters taking on a life of their own and follow the path placed before them by the author What was most amazing to me was the fact that many of the novels
did in fact take years to bring to fruition then finally to publication It gave me a sense of it in fact take years to bring to fruition then finally to publication It gave me a sense of it somehow okay and to let the work in progress do just that progress sense of it being somehow okay and to let the work in progress do just that progress its own time in its own way because that novel does in the end have a life of its own I definitely recommend this book as a valuable read no matter by a reader or writer or readerwriterlol really I think everyone would find this an interesting book TEN stars for this book From Kafka to Kerouc Didion to Diaz this paints the big picture of how writers write Each author from the classic. Ernest Hemingway Zadie Smith Joan Didion Franz Kafka David Foster Wallace and In Process acclaimed journalist Sarah Stodola examines the creative methods of literature’s most transformative figures Each chapter contains a mini biogra.
Sarah Stodola ¸ 0 Free readTo the current are profiled in terms Of Their Writing Lives Techniues Dreams And their writing lives techniues dreams and Day In The Life Myths in the life Myths dispelled truths revealed and enough affirmation and inspiration for all who endeavor to put worlds on the page I mean of course words Or did I This belongs on your writers shelf between Anatomy of Story and Xray Writing Excellent on Audible I received an ARC of this title from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest reviewPublished by Publishing January 20 2015What are we looking for
When We Look Atwe look at lives of great writers I would assume many of us want the dirt the broken relationships alcohol problems madness and eccentric behaviors we associate with artistic types This is not a book about those things Process The Writing Lives of Great Authors is e This should be reuired reading for avid readers so they can appreciate the process an author endures Likewise any one aspiring to write might benefit from this book It s good to now that the greats were all crazy too Everyone has their own mountain to scale and I am not specialLoved the Day in the life of a writer sections they gave me a lot of great ideas to test out Very interesting read This book was just what I needed As a writer it s great to hear how other writers have done it Not so much about how they crafted sentences or came up with complex plot structures but rather the uirky details how some refused to work before noon how others could only party in Paris and write in the states while one preferred typing in a room painted black The overall message is that there isn t a precise recipe for greatness but that you must create your own path and pave it however you like and if you want to. Phy of one of the world’s most lauded authors focused solely on his or her writing process Unlike how to books that preach writing techniues or rules Process puts the true methods of writers on display in their most captivating incar.