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Writer's Workshop in a Book: The Squaw Valley Community of Writers on the Art of Fiction By Alan Cheuse Richard Ford Lisa Alvarez,

  • Title: Writer's Workshop in a Book: The Squaw Valley Community of Writers on the Art of Fiction
  • Author: Alan Cheuse Richard Ford Lisa Alvarez
  • ISBN: 9780811858212
  • Page: 489
  • Format: Paperback
  • Since 1969, the prestigious Squaw Valley Community of Writers has helped develop the art and craft of many who are now household names Instructors such as Michael Chabon, Mark Childress, Diane Johnson, Anne Lamott, Robert Stone, and Amy Tan have distilled their advice and wisdom from seminars and lectures, and the result is a book that captures the workshop experience ofSince 1969, the prestigious Squaw Valley Community of Writers has helped develop the art and craft of many who are now household names Instructors such as Michael Chabon, Mark Childress, Diane Johnson, Anne Lamott, Robert Stone, and Amy Tan have distilled their advice and wisdom from seminars and lectures, and the result is a book that captures the workshop experience of completesubmersion in the writing process With an introduction by novelist and short story master Richard Ford, himself a conference attendee in the 1970s, this volume gives the writer and dedicated reader a jolt of inspiration, sharp insight into matters of technique, and a feeling of camaraderie with a writing community.
    Writer s Workshop in a Book The Squaw Valley Community of Writers on the Art of Fiction Since the prestigious Squaw Valley Community of Writers has helped develop the art and craft of many who are now household names Instructors such as Michael Chabon Mark Childress Diane Johnson

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    1. I know it s not really perfect Any book that s a collection of essays all written by different people will usually suffer some degree of imbalance And yes, there were stretches that I enjoyed than others, but I at least liked most of it, hated none of it, and loved much of it This isn t a book on detailed writing craft despite the deceptive nature of the title If you re going in expecting to discover the secrets to story structure, you need to look elsewhere Instead, this is a book about the st [...]

    2. The essayists in this book accomplished authors, all aren t too concerned with discussing the basic technicalities of writing That is, nobody in this book talks about getting your tenses aligned or how to show, don t tell Rather, because this book is a collection of essays that have been delivered at a writer s workshop the assumption is that you, reader, are already a writer and have written something Thus, the essayists speak to some of the difficult aspects of writing how to jump start and o [...]

    3. Staff members from the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley distill their most valued lessons and advice into a collection of essays It was fun to read such a wide variety of writers, styles, and approach The advice ranged from good to great This is an easy book to read over an extended period because each entry is a self contained unit.

    4. 3.5The book is a series of essays by participants in the Squaw Valley Community of Writers They are each quite different, but I found them interesting and helpful on the whole The book has tried to be systematic in its approach to different aspects of the art of fiction and related topics I can see myself returning to this book.

    5. Another valuable addition to any writer s bookshelf Started last summer ready to consume of its delights.Re read most of the contributions many good pieces, especially by Cheuse, Michael Chabon and others, but as a whole may not be as comprehensive as some readers would like.

    6. I photocopied the essay from Janet Fitch, called Coming to Your Senses That one really stood out to me, but all in all, the other essays were worth the read as well Some I skipped over because they really didn t speak to me, but not everything does or will.

    7. Not at all a how to book, but a terrific companion Just like sitting down with a whole room full of mentors The essays by Mark Childress and Amy Tan are great, and plenty of others, too.

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