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

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Bibliographic Details
Edition:1st ed.
Imprint:New York : W. W. Norton, c2008.
Description:231 p. ; 21 cm.
Subject:Authors, American -- 20th century -- Interviews.
Authors, English -- 20th century -- Interviews.
Fiction -- Authorship.
Authors, American.
Authors, English.
Fiction -- Authorship.
Format: Print Book
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Other authors / contributors:Burns, Carole, 1964-
ISBN:9780393330885 (pbk.)
0393330885 (pbk.)
Table of Contents:
  • Preface
  • 8. Lovers and Other Strangers: Sex and Love in Literature
  • 9. If at First You Don't Succeed...Revise, Revise Again
  • 10. Are We There Yet? Knowing When a Novel or Story Is Finished
  • 11. The Writing Life: Springs of Hope, Winters of Despair
  • 12. Musing About the Muse: How Writers Find Inspiration When It Doesn't Find Them
  • 13. Who Reads This Stuff? How Writers Think About Audience-and Reviewers
  • 14. Good Writers Borrow, Great Writers Steal: The Writers Whom Writers Love, and Why
  • 15. I Knew Him When...When Writers Realized They Were Going to Be Writers
  • 16. Words of Wisdom: What Writers Wish Someone Had Told Them
  • Authors' Biographies
  • Introduction
  • Acknowledgments
  • 1. In the Beginning Was...(A) The Word, (B) A Bunch of Words, (C) Not a Single Damned Word
  • 2. Haven't I Seen You Somewhere Before? How Characters Come to Life
  • 3. What's It All About? The Ideas Behind the Stories
  • 4. Truth or Dare? Changing Facts to Make a Story More Real
  • 5. Home Is Where the Art Is: How Writers Are Influenced by Place
  • 6. All That Jazz: Playing with Language and Style to Suit the Story
  • 7. The Long and Short of It: The Differences Between Writing Novels and Writing Short Stories