From Where You Dream: The Process of Writing Fiction

From Where You Dream: The Process of Writing Fiction

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by Robert Olen Butler
     
 

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Robert Olen Butler, winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction, teaches graduate fiction at Florida State University — his version of literary boot camp. In From Where You Dream, Butler reimagines the process of writing as emotional rather than intellectual, and tells writers how to achieve the dreamspace necessary for composing honest, inspired fiction.…  See more details below

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Robert Olen Butler, winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction, teaches graduate fiction at Florida State University — his version of literary boot camp. In From Where You Dream, Butler reimagines the process of writing as emotional rather than intellectual, and tells writers how to achieve the dreamspace necessary for composing honest, inspired fiction. Proposing that fiction is the exploration of the human condition with yearning as its compass, Butler reinterprets the traditional tools of the craft using the dynamics of desire. Offering a direct view into the mind and craft of a literary master, From Where You Dream is an invaluable tool for the novice and experienced writer alike.

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ISBN-13:
9780802142573
Publisher:
Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Publication date:
03/10/2006
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
138,467
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.90(d)

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From Where You Dream: The Process of Writing Fiction 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As I have an acting background--a B.A. in Theatre Arts, Performance, from U.S.F.-- I can say with great confidence that Robert Olen Butler has created a 'Method-Writing' inspired by Konstantin Stanislavsky.More of a 'Why-To', than a mere 'how-to', Mr. Butler gives specific exercises to help unlock the subconscious, and generate better writing... Stanislavsky said his Method was 'The Conscious means to the Unconscious.'.Mr. Butler will have you writing, literally, 'From Where You Dream.' I've already had great success by following his suggestions and utilizing the exercises--I am more disciplined, and creating more, and enjoying the process,too! I recommend this book very highly. When I do volunteer work at Open Mics, and in schools, I always tell the kids, and the teachers, and professors, about this book.
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