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Being a Writer
  • ISBN: 9780711238206
  • Pages: 240
  • Dimensions: 155 x 195mm
  • Illustrations: Joey Guidone
  • Publisher: Frances Lincoln
  • Binding: Hardback

Being a Writer

Advice, Musings, Essays and Experiences from the World’s Greatest Authors

Travis Elborough & Helen Gordon

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The joys and challenges of being a writer are explored in this inspiring assemblage of wit, wisdom and hard-won practical advice from some of the world’s greatest authors musing on the art of writing and how they came to define themselves as writers.

From Samuel Johnson in eighteenth-century London to Lorrie Moore in twenty-first-century Wisconsin, the contributors range from the canon to contemporary, covering more than 250 years, and come from all over the world. Beautifully illustrated throughout by Joey Guidone, this anthology explores and illuminates the pleasures and pitfalls of the compulsion to write, with advice about the whole messy business of writing literature and what it takes to be a writer.

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