Is Life Like This? (Paperback)
A Guide to Writing Your First Novel in Six Months
W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393338836, 314pp.
Publication Date: February 7, 2011
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"Belongs on the shelf alongside John Gardner's The Art of Fiction and E. M. Forster's Aspects of the Novel."—Steve Yarbrough
John Dufresne's smart, practical, hard-nosed guide is for the person who has always wanted to write a novel but has been daunted by the sometimes chaotic, always challenging writing process. A patient teacher and an experienced writer, Dufresne focuses his expertise and good humor on helping aspiring novelists take their first tentative steps.
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Praise For Is Life Like This?: A Guide to Writing Your First Novel in Six Months…
do spirit that's sure to infect would-be novelists who read it.
John Dufresne is a canny and sage adviser. . . . The book is a rich companion even for those just thinking about their ambitions for fiction.
— Ron Carlson, author of Ron Carlson Writes a Story
Dufresne's generous, wise, cajoling, stern, and compassionate voice will get you working right away.
— Brad Watson, author of Aliens in the Prime of Their Lives