Making a Literary Life


This weekend the San Francisco Chronicle Book Review featured a review for Making A Literary Life: Advice for Writers and Other Dreamers by Carolyn See.

Read Road map to the literary world by reviewer Joanna Smith Rakoff.

In the article Rakoff brings up two other books on writing that were influential to me:

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Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott, and Writing Down the Bones by author Natalie Goldberg.

I agreed with Rakoff when she talked about how many books on witing come out each season. That’s why, when she said this about Making A literary Life, I wanted to check it out.

“Like Lamott, See is a plainspoken, folksy sort of writer, and in many ways, “Making a Literary Life” fills in the spaces left blank by Lamott, who remained curiously silent on certain crucial subjects — like revision (a task See finds so daunting she often drinks a glass of red wine while tackling it).”