In Still Writing: The Perils and Pleasures of a Creative Life, novelist and memoirist Dani Shapiro offers wisdom, insights, and practical lessons drawn from her journey as a writer and teacher. “Everything I know about life, I learned from the daily practice of sitting down to write,” she writes. The book is a blend of personal stories, tales from other authors, and an examination of her own writing process, including insights on how she created her acclaimed novels and memoirs. This tenth anniversary edition, which includes a new forward from the author, is a testament to how valuable the lessons in this book have become for writers and teachers of creative writing.
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