The Literary Ladies' Guide to the Writing Life: Inspiration and Advice from Celebrated Women Authors Who Paved the Way

The Literary Ladies' Guide to the Writing Life: Inspiration and Advice from Celebrated Women Authors Who Paved the Way

by Nava Atlas
     
 

Nava Atlas is a popular author who has more than 500,000 copies of her books in print. In this beautifully designed and illustrated book, Nava explores what it is like to live �the writing life� through the journals, letters, and diaries of twelve celebrated women writers, including such renowned authors as Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte, Madeleine L�Engle, Anais Nin,… See more details below

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Nava Atlas is a popular author who has more than 500,000 copies of her books in print. In this beautifully designed and illustrated book, Nava explores what it is like to live �the writing life� through the journals, letters, and diaries of twelve celebrated women writers, including such renowned authors as Jane Austen, Charlotte Bronte, Madeleine L�Engle, Anais Nin, George Sand, Edith Wharton, and Virginia Woolf. Nava�s own insightful commentary lifts the curtain on these women�s lives and provides reassuring tips and advice � on such subjects as dealing with rejection, money matters, and developing a voice � that will resonate with women writers in today�s world. With 100+ vintage photos, illustrations, and ephemera, this book is a splendid gift book for writers.

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the newsletter of Women On Writing The Muffin
Nava's � insightful commentary lifts the curtain on these women's lives and provides reassuring tips and advice on such subjects as dealing with rejection, money matters, and balancing family with the solitary writing process that will resonate with women writers in today's world. This inspirational book is punctuated with photographs, letters, drawings and other illustrations. It makes a splendid gift book for writers or yourself.
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Nava proves that the lives and lessons of those classic women writers resonate with contemporary female writers� The book is a stunningly beautiful compilation, featuring photographs and illustrations in chapters focused upon topics including Becoming a Writer, Developing a Voice, Tools of the Trade, Conquering Inner Demons, and Rejection and Acceptance.
ForeWord
"The terrain navigated by women writers has both genderspecific pitfalls and advantages. The Literary Ladies' Guide to the Writing Life, explores this varied landscape using the letters, memoirs, interviews, and diaries of twelve exceptional authors from different eras. Each writer is revealed as having approached her profession with a personal motivation, a characteristic attitude, and a desire to write that surpassed the majority of her peers. Superbly illustrated with 130 images�blackandwhite photos, drawings, and memorabilia�as enjoyable as it is informative."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781416206323
Publisher:
Sellers Publishing, Inc.
Publication date:
03/17/2011
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
923,195
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

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