Why We Write by Meredith Maran
20 Acclaimed Authors on How and Why They Do What They Do

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In exposing these successful authors’ most private foibles, fears, and superstitions...Ms. Maran bumps them gently off their pedestals where they reside with the rest of us.
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Twenty of America's bestselling authors share tricks, tips, and secrets of the successful writing life.

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.

Contributing authors include:
Isabel Allende
David Baldacci
Jennifer Egan
James Frey
Sue Grafton
Sara Gruen
Kathryn Harrison
Gish Jen
Sebastian Junger
Mary Karr
Michael Lewis
Armistead Maupin
Terry McMillan
Rick Moody
Walter Mosley
Susan Orlean
Ann Patchett
Jodi Picoult
Jane Smiley
Meg Wolitzer
 

About Meredith Maran

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MEREDITH MARAN is the author of nine nonfiction books and the acclaimed novel A Theory of Small Earthquakes. She's been writer-in-residence at UCLA and the Mabel Dodge Luhan House, and a fellow at Yaddo, among other artist colonies. Her writing appears regularly in the Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune, The San Francisco Chronicle, and People.
 
Published January 29, 2013 by Plume. 250 pages
Genres: Education & Reference. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Helen Gallagher on Jan 29 2013

In exposing these successful authors’ most private foibles, fears, and superstitions...Ms. Maran bumps them gently off their pedestals where they reside with the rest of us.

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