Friday, September 13, 2013

Storyteller's Journey


Why We Write
edited by Meredith Maran

Amazon Description:
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 the most - and least - about their vocation.

My Thoughts:
Although I usually post reviews for middle grade books, I do occasionally feature an adult book when it's had a major impact on me as a writer. Why We Write is awesome! Learning from successful writers about what makes them "tick," so to speak, was both informative and inspiring. The reasons these writers write are as different as the genres of their books. However, it was reading about their doubts, insecurities, and even frustrations that reminded me that every writer deals with these things...even after they're published. I highly recommend Why We Write to all writers...wherever they're at on their storyteller's journey!

If you'd like to purchase Why We Write, here's the Amazon link: http://www.amazon.com/Why-We-Write-Acclaimed-Authors/dp/0452298156

6 comments:

  1. This sounds like an inspiring book, as you said! Sometimes we need those kinds of stories. And yep, even after publication I'm sure writers have doubts and insecurities.

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    1. I am super inspired when I listen to (or read about)the journeys that other writers have taken. This collection of essays is extraordinary.

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  2. That does sound pretty cool. There are many careers that are hard to train/prepare for/do and writing is one of them. I like to find out why people choose it.

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    1. Its amazing, Sara. Many of the writers state that they deal with a bit of low self esteem!

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  3. Thanks for this recommendation, Victoria. I'm clicking over to request it from the library!

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