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For Writers Only

(1980)
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If you are looking for guidance on how to craft a sentence or find a literary agent this book is not for you. Rather, here is a map for traveling the emotion-laden path that is the creative process. In For Writer's Only, bestselling author and playwright, Sophy Burnham weaves the insights of some of the greatest writers with her own observations and experiences to provide inspiration and encouragement for writers everywhere.Burnham wrote this book for herself when she was in a particularly dark period, unable to get any of her work published. She wanted to know, how did the Great Masters, the immortals, do it? How did they combat discouragement, despair, rejection, dismissal, defeat? Did they write every day? What counsel and advice did they have to offer? In this book, you will discover the strange places authors have found they work best (Agatha Christie plotted her books in her bathtub, eating apples); the surprising diversions they use to escape the project they are working on (Anne Beattie used to vacuum rather than write); and why Faulkner famously asserted, "If a story is in you, it has got to come out."

The truth is that the act of being creative is a difficult-even violent-process. Whether you read this book in one gulp from cover to cover, or simply pick it and read a few pages at those times when your are blocked, you will find yourself renewed, restored, re-heartened, and ready to race back to your own writing, your creative center.

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Hardback Editions

October 1994 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: For Writers Only
Author(s): Sophy Burnham
ISBN: 0-345-37317-0 / 978-0-345-37317-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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Paperback Editions

December 2011 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: For Writers Only: Inspiring Thoughts on the Exquisite Pain and Heady Joy of the Writing Life from Its Great Practitioners
Author(s): Sophy Burnham
ISBN: 1-58542-912-0 / 978-1-58542-912-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: TarcherPerigee
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May 1998 : USA Mass Market Paperback
Title: For Writers Only
Author(s): Sophy Burnham
ISBN: 0-517-30841-X / 978-0-517-30841-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Value Publishing
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June 1996 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: For Writers Only
Author(s): Sophy Burnham
ISBN: 0-345-40405-X / 978-0-345-40405-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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