Why We Write (Paperback)
20 Acclaimed Authors on How and Why They Do What They Do
Plume Books, 9780452298156, 228pp.
Publication Date: January 29, 2013
Anyone who's ever sat down to write a novel or even a story knows how exhilarating and heartbreaking writing can be. So what makes writers stick with it? In Why We Write, twenty well-known authors candidly share what keeps them going and what they love most and least about their vocation.
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Praise For Why We Write: 20 Acclaimed Authors on How and Why They Do What They Do…
“If writing were illegal I’d be in prison. I can’t not write. It’s a compulsion.” —David Baldacci
“When I’m writing... I’m living in two different dimensions: this life I’m living now…and this completely other world I’m inhabiting that no one else knows about.” —Jennifer Egan
“Every story is a seed inside of me that starts to grow and grow, like a tumor, and I have to deal with it sooner or later.” —Isabel Allende
“In the beginning, it was that sense of losing time. Now…I have the sense that I can biff the world a bit. I can exert a force.” —Michael Lewis