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Glimmer Train Guide to Writing Fiction, Vol. 2: Inspiration and Discipline (v. 2) Hardcover – June 18, 2007

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Susan Burmeister-Brown and her sister, Linda B. Swanson-Davies, are the editors of the literary short-fiction quarterly Glimmer Train Stories, the newsletter Writers Ask, and the story collections Mother Knows: 24 Tales of Motherhood and Where Love Is Found. They live in Portland, Oregon with their families.
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Product Details

  • Series: Glimmer Train Guide to Writing Fiction (Book 2)
  • Hardcover: 448 pages
  • Publisher: Writer's Digest Books (June 18, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1582974470
  • ISBN-13: 978-1582974477
  • Product Dimensions: 7.1 x 5.3 x 1.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,143,232 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By NaughtiLiterati VINE VOICE on September 30, 2007
Format: Hardcover
Alright, I just finished gushing about book one and HAVE to do the same for this one. This picks up where the first one left off - the inspiration and discipline needed to create.

You ever go to a booksigning and wish you had the time to ask the author all the questions you have about such issues? Imagine over 100 of them sharing with you, in a fantastic volume you can refer to again and again.

When I read this book, I get so excited that I rush to finish whichever "glimmer" an author is sharing and RUN to get back to work on my own stuff. I just threw the book down so I could sing both their praises this minute, and I will fvcking STALK the editors at Writer's Digest if I have to in order to make sure Volume 3 is on the way! LOL

You *must* own both of these books. You can read them again and again, just like I plan to, and because they are so hefty, you are bound to rediscover thoughts from the authors that resonate anew the second and third time around.

Can't get ENOUGH.
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Format: Hardcover
Adroitly co-edited by Susan Burmeister-Brown and Linda B. Swanson-Davies, "The Glimmer Train: Guide To Writing Fiction - Inspiration And Discipline" is a compact, 444-page compendium of contributions by professional authors and writers on the subject of their personal and philosophical approaches to writing for a living. The second volume of the acclaimed 'Glimmer Train Guide to Writing Fiction' series from Writer's Digest Press, "Inspiration And Discipline" focuses upon the more private aspects of a writer's life including family, friends, the incorporation of autobiographical material into their literary work, the responsibilities associated with writing professionally, the artistic nature of a writer's vocation, and so much more. From dealing with writer's block, to writing as therapy, to how reading shapes writing, "Inspiration And Discipline" is engaging and informative, as it is thoughtful and thought-provoking. Anyone aspiring to write professionally should take the time to read (and re-read) "The Glimmer Train: Guide To Writing Fiction - Inspiration And Discipline".
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