E–pub [Chewing the Page] author Phil Jourdan

How the West Was Lost: Fifty Years of Economic Folly--and the Stark Choices Ahead jR category one I m starting to focus on and which is books comprised entirely of interviews with other writers Because I m writing a novel now and notust essays I often find myself wondering if there s a right or wrong way to write one should I outline or not outline etc etc It s helpful for me to read as many writer interviews as possible mostly because each writer s creative process is so different Obviously certain things remain critical to completing a book persistence attention to craft grammar etc and a willingness to move Forward Through to craft grammar etc and a willingness to move Forward Through Doubt through self doubt and all the other obstacles life throws your way Still it *S GREAT TO HEAR ANOTHER WRITER *great to hear another writer as Rick Moody does in CTP when asked to list three mistakes he made as a beginning writer Lack of absolute faith in my vision Believing that I had to be accessible in order to be published and my favorite Worrying ever about a readership None of this is new but it s great advice regardless Sometimes it ust helps to be remindedNote not all of the writers in the book are as well known as Moody There are great interviews throughout so don t ust flip to the names you recognize. Es at the world of writing Includes interviews with Stephen Graham Jones Craig Clevenger Paul Tremblay Donald Ray Pollock Stephen Elliott Chad Kultgen Chelsea Cain Rick Moody Christopher Moore and Nick Hornby and othe. And authors but also included the private and oftentimes silly side I received this book through GoodRead Chewing the Page The Mourning Goats Interviews is a collection of writer interviews edited by Phil Jourdan originally posted on his blog Mourning Goats I assume that it s his blog since the blog s founder is only listed as the mysterious Mr Goat At first I thought the literary goat concept which is how The Goat is described on the back of the book was a bit gimmicky and I still have no idea what it really means but it doesn t matter because there s some really good stuff here Like many writers I m a sap for books on writing so I had a built in bias towards liking the book before I even started reading Having said that giving Chewing the Page a 5 star review was not necessarily a giving Chewing the Page a 5 star review was not necessarily a There have been 5 star review was not necessarily a There have been writing books I don t like in particular cutesy philosophical love your inner voice typesI usually gravitate towards books that I can either use as a reference grammar structure etc or are of the You re not alone no you re not crazy keep on writing variety designed to keep my butt in the chair This book though is in anothe. Me of the most exciting English language authors around Edited by Phil Jourdan and the Goat himself and featuring expanded interviews not available online Chewing the Page offers a series of weird and hilarious glimps. Interesting collection of interviews with darkly comic writers The uestions about ebooks are fairly dated already but there s a lot here to chew on darkly comic writers The uestions about ebooks are fairly dated already but there s a lot here to chew on the Page The Mourning Goats Interview is an interesting look into the world of writers It is a collection of interviews that were first posted on the website called Mourning Goats As a person who always likes to look behind the scenes I was drawn to this book Some of the authors that were interviewed include Michael Kun Stephen Elliott and Chelsea Cain The authors were asked such uestions as what do you think taught you the most in about writing and why Education Experience Writing and what are your thoughts about basing characters on real people This book is great for aspiring writers Writers who have been published seem to have this aura around them that they made it But through these interviews you find out that it was and still is a lot of hard work to write a good story You also learn that ust because you get a book published doesn t mean you can uit your day ob I enjoyed reading the interviews and liked that compilation didn t ust include the serious side of writing. This is the first collection of creative writing related interviews originally posted on Mourning Goats a website founded by the mysterious Mr Goat Over a year of mostly anonymous work the Goat managed to interview so. Chewing the Page

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