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The Secret Miracle

The Secret Miracle

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Drawing back the curtain on the mysterious process of writing novels, The Secret Miracle brings together the foremost practitioners of the craft to discuss how they write. Paul Auster, Roddy Doyle, Allegra Goodman, Aleksandar Hemon, Mario Vargas Llosa, Susan Minot, Rick Moody, Haruki Murakami, George Pelecanos, Gary Shteyngart, and others take us step by step through the alchemy of writing fiction, answering everything from nuts-and-bolts queries - "Do you outline?" - to perennial questions posed by writers and readers alike: "What makes a character compelling?" From Stephen King’s deadpan distinction between novels and short stories to Colm Toibin’s anti-romanticized take on his characters to José Manuel Prieto’s mature perspective on the anxieties of influence, every page contains insights found nowhere else. With honesty, humor, and elegance, The Secret Miracle gives both aspiring writers and lovers of literature a master class in the art of writing.

ISBN: 9780805087147

Published Date: January 1, 2010

Publisher: Henry Holt & Company

Language: English

Page Count: 357

Size: 8.41" l x 5.43" w x 0.99" h