Hans Koning, Summoning the Mystery and Tragedy, but in a Subterranean Way Good, or serious writing, as Koning calls it, deals with a deep examination of the human condition.
Writing can consume to the point that you forget to participate in the world. Hilma Wolitzer, Embarking Together on Solitary Journeys Wolitzer, who came to writing early but to publication late, writes eloquently about the real commitment needed to write.
Fewston rated it liked it Some essays are worth it. Aug 12, M rated it liked it Incredibly inconsistent, but there were some good quotes to pull for teaching, as well as entire essays to set aside. Does she ever show up?
But a recommend nevertheless. Scott Turow, An Odyssey That Started with Ulysses This was the most surprising essay in the collection, giving me a new found respect and love for a favorite author of mine. Here are a few quotes I underlined: They both know that the official version, the one everyone else believes, is a lie.
But in the days of her life after she quits, she starts to see things that she wants to write about. Given the diversity of the authors and their perspectives on writing and the writing life, there is obviously something here for everyone.
This is sacred work. Elie Weisel, A Sacred Magic Can Elevate the Storyteller I loved this essay because everything Weisel writes feels like a prayer, which, not surprisingly, is his purpose.
Mostly, Mosely encouraged the daily writing routine, nourishing those instincts and ideas every day with a little bit of participation. Hoffman worked through cancer with her writing. She also examines the dynamics of a critique group. I disagree with Brown — not because I want to lose myself in a fantasy where everyone is likable or where everything turns out butterflies and puppy dogs in the end but because there has to either be balance or growth.
Occasionally you hit it, grinning behind the nominal privacy of your partition like a Mardis Gras mask. Where is the muse, by the way?
I would love to be a fly on the wall for that process. This was one of those revealing essays. That is, needless to say, also the terrible thing. There was very little insight to the writing process and writing life.
I was surprised by authors whom I have read for years, learning a great deal more about their process and their belief about writing. The essay was both encouragement and conviction. That book has been part of my writing practice for a few months now, one essay at a time, and I really enjoyed it.
Richard Ford, Goofing Off While the Muse Recharges Sometimes a break from writing, the actual physical act of it, can recharge and provide inspiration.Everything from yard sales to writing and re-writing to writers block is covered by these authors and it is This book of author’s collected essays range from Saul Bellow to John Updike to Alice Walker to Alice Hoffman to Kurt Vonnegut, JR.
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