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D. Hiden Ramsey Library, University of North Carolina at Asheville
Bird by Bird by
Call Number: UNCA GENERAL PN147 .L315 1995
Publication Date: 1995-09-01
"Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report on birds written that he'd had three months to write. It was due the next day. We were out at our family cabin in Bolinas, and he was at the kitchen table close to tears, surrounded by binder paper and pencils and unopened books on birds, immobilized by the hugeness of the task ahead. Then my father sat down beside him, put his arm around my brother's shoulder, and said, 'Bird by bird, buddy. Just take it bird by bird.'"
On Writing by
Call Number: UNCA GENERAL PS3561.I483 Z475 2000
Publication Date: 2002-06-25
"Long live the King" hailedEntertainment Weeklyupon the publication of Stephen King'sOn Writing.Part memoir, part master class by one of the bestselling authors of all time, this superb volume is a revealing and practical view of the writer's craft, comprising the basic tools of the trade every writer must have. King's advice is grounded in his vivid memories from childhood through his emergence as a writer, from his struggling early career to his widely reported near-fatal accident in 1999 -- and how the inextricable link between writing and living spurred his recovery. Brilliantly structured, friendly and inspiring,On Writingwill empower and entertain everyone who reads it -- fans, writers, and anyone who loves a great story well told.
Call Number: UNCA GENERAL PN161 .K39 2013
Publication Date: 2013-01-01
APE's thesis is powerful yet simple: filling the roles of Author, Publisher and Entrepreneur yields results that rival traditional publishing.
Your Creative Writing Masterclass by
Call Number: ebook
Publication Date: 2012-02-16
In this book of highly practical advice and informative exercises, using quotes from diaries, interviews and autobiographies, the masters of contemporary and classic fiction are gathered together to impart lessons from their own careers. Using a combination of tried-and-tested advice and ingenious applications, Your Creative Writing Masterclass helps the budding writer to finesse her talent, flesh out characters, write to her market, and, most importantly, overcome psychological obstructions and put pen to paper.
The Cambridge Companion to Creative Writing by
Call Number: ebook
Publication Date: 2012-02-02
Creative writing has become a highly professionalised academic discipline, with popular courses and prestigious degree programmes worldwide. This book is a must for all students and teachers of creative writing, indeed for anyone who aspires to be a published writer. It engages with a complex art in an accessible manner, addressing concepts important to the rapidly growing field of creative writing, while maintaining a strong craft emphasis, analysing exemplary models of writing and providing related writing exercises. Written by professional writers and teachers of writing, the chapters deal with specific genres or forms - ranging from the novel to new media - or with significant topics that explore the cutting edge state of creative writing internationally (including creative writing and science, contemporary publishing and new workshop approaches).
Words of Wisdom
"Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart."
- William Wordsworth
"The difference between the almost right word & the right word is really a large matter--it's the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning."
- Mark Twain