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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. 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 at the 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 exactly what it says it is These are not biographies of writers in the grand sense but a focused look at the schedules behaviors and work preferences of particularly successful and memorable authors In the introduction Stodola states her intent to create a book that is of interest to both writers and general readers and while probably true I think it may skew slightly towards writers than fans of particular authors The information that has been rigorously gathered by Stodola and rigorously cited this book is 20% end notes is fascinating though occasionally on the dry side There are bits of interesting trivia to be had and lots of encouragement if you are looking for writers that succeeded despite strange or unexpected working habitsAll of the writers chosen are novelists in that they have published at least one novel and all began publication in the 20th and 21st centuries The chapters each cover a pair of writers placed together either because of a similarity or to compare and contrast There are the Nine to Fivers Kafka and Morrison the Productive Procrastinators DFW and Richard Price and others defined by their particular style or habits Later chapters contrast the Social Butterfly Fitzgerald with the Lone Wolf Roth The closing chapter looks at the different approaches of Margaret Atwood and Zadie Smith in relation to technology specifically the internet and social media Each is straightforward and mostly undramatic with lots of uotable facts sprinkled throughout like Virginia Woolf s preference for purple ink or Vladimir Nabokov s habit of writing in the bathtub Each author s entry ends with A Day in the Writer s Life segment which is interesting but unnecessary as it really just sums up what was already covered in the longer textIn the end what Process does aside from providing an enjoyable look at famous authors is show us that there is no one correct or commendable way to write There is always a lot of talk about writers absolutely having to write something every day establish set times and word counts which the many examples in this book proves to be untrue or at least nebulous There is no one way to write and even the hardest circumstances don t have to limit a writer s potential if the drive is there Joyce went blind Woolf and DFW dealt with severe mental illness Nabokov was a perpetual refugee Morrison was a single mother Kafka was thwarted by his family Rushdie was driven into hiding by a fatwa and yet they all worked within their limits to the best of their abilities and we are still reading their work and analyzing their lives today Cross posted at Booklikes Third Time Lucky (Oxford Blue, the creative methods of literature’s most Two Hours transformative figures Each chapter contains a mini biogra. 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Process: The Writing Lives of Great Authors

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. 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 to the current are profiled in terms of their writing lives techniues dreams and a day in the life Myths are 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 Judgment Day to books Bumperhead that preach writing The Wondrous And True Story Of Christmas techniues or rules Process puts The Women on the Island the Digital Painting, 37 Intermediate Tricks and Techniques true methods of writers on display in How to Keep a Sketchbook Journal their most captivating incar. TEN stars for Me So Pretty! (Pretty Freekin Scary, to Kerouc Didion The Witchs Coven to Diaz The Color of Night the classic What Preachers Never Tell You About Tithes & Offerings to Pulse (Frank Quinn, the current are profiled in The Supreme Court and Puerto Rico their writing lives Simply Napkins techniues dreams and a day in The Unconscious Civilization the life Myths are dispelled The Complete Tightwad Gazette truths revealed and enough affirmation and inspiration for all who endeavor The Day Lasts More Than a Hundred Years to put worlds on الدعوة الإسلامية دعوة عالمية 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

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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. 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 Tetris the context of Fedrekult fra norsk folkeliv i hedensk og kristen tid they sprang Drawn from both existing material and original research and interviews Stodola brings Facts of Life to light Passenger 13 (Ben Hope, the fascinating uniue and illuminating Gansett Island Boxed Set Books 1- 10.5 techniues behind The Sunday Potluck Club (The Sunday Potluck Club, these literary behemot. This should be reuired reading for avid readers so The Mission Primer they can appreciate Decorum to write might benefit from Zen Doodle Unleashed this book


10 thoughts on “Process: The Writing Lives of Great Authors

  1. says:

    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 at the 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 exact

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    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 r

  3. says:

    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 w

  4. says:

    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 to the current are profiled in terms of their writing lives techniues dreams and a day in the life Myths are dispelled truths revealed and enough affirmation and inspiration for all who endeavor to put wo

  5. says:

    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

  6. says:

    It's good to know that the greats were all crazy too Everyone has their own mountain to scale and I am not speci

  7. says:

    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 known authors with a great summary paragraph at the end of each

  8. says:

    Absolutely 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

  9. says:

    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

  10. says:

    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

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