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Writers and their notebooks / edited by Diana M. Raab.

Raab, Diana, 1954- (editor.).
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Subject: Authors, American > 20th century > Diaries.
Authors, American > 20th century > Biography.
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Genre: Electronic books.

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  • ISBN: 9781611179934
  • ISBN: 1611179939
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Publisher: Columbia, S.C. : University of South Carolina Press, [2010]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Formatted Contents Note: The journal as tool. Journaling-a stepping stone / James Brown -- The use of the journal in writing the private eye novel / Sue Grafton -- On meeting yourself / Robin Hemley -- Journal-the place of no limit / Kim Stafford -- Using my notebook / Ilan Stavans -- A life observed / Katherine Towler -- Blogging like a child-arsonist / Tony Trigilio -- The journal for survival. "Musements" and mental health / Zan Bockes -- Clearing the decks / Kathleen Gerard -- Le Misérable / Maureen Stanton -- Sea of blue ink / Kathryn Wilkens -- The journal for travel. From an audience of one to an audience of anyone / Wendy Call -- Writing in public places / Bonnie Morris -- Notes from an accidental journal keeper / Michael Steinberg -- The journal as muse. Holdalls / John DuFresne -- My own particular custom / Reginald Gibbons -- Thoughts on a writer's journal / Rebecca McClanahan -- From writer's notebook to poetic journal / Mark Pawlak -- The icebreaker / Lori Van Pelt -- The journal for life. Daily doodles / Dorianne Laux -- Forgetting to remember-why I keep a journal / Kyoko Mori -- Keeping up with the days / Peter Selgin -- Anne Frank Redux / Karen de Balbian Verster -- Journaling without the journal / Michelle Wildgen.
Summary: This collection of essays by well-established professional writers explores how their notebooks serve as their studios and workshops--places to collect, to play, and to make new discoveries with language, passions, and curiosities. For these diverse writers, the journal also serves as an ideal forum to develop their writing voice, whether crafting fiction, nonfiction, or poetry. Some entries include sample journal entries that have since developed into published pieces. Through their individual approaches to keeping a notebook, the contributors offer valuable advice, personal recollections, and a hardy endorsement of the value of using notebooks to document, develop, and nurture a writer's creative spark. Designed for writers of all genres and all levels of experience, Writers and Their Notebooks celebrates the notebook as a vital tool in a writer's personal and literary life. --Publisher description.
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011.
System Details Note: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. http://purl.oclc.org/DLF/benchrepro0212
Action Note: digitized 2011 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve
Source of Description Note: Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed April 13, 2018).
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