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The literary ladies' guide to the writing life : inspiration and advice from celebrated women authors who paved the way /
by Nava Atlas.
imprint
South Portland, Maine : Sellers Publishers, c2011.
description
192 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 24 cm.
ISBN
1416206329, 9781416206323
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imprint
South Portland, Maine : Sellers Publishers, c2011.
isbn
1416206329
9781416206323
abstract
Nava Atlas presents twelve celebrated women authors and draws on their diaries, letters, memoirs, and interviews to show how they expressed their views on the subjects of importance to every writer, from carving out time to write, to conquering their inner demons, to developing a "voice," to balancing the demands of family life with needs to write. Atlas provides her own illuminating commentary as well and reveals how the lessons of classic women writers of the past still resonate with women writing today.
catalogue key
7620292
 
Includes bibliographical references.
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Awards
This item was nominated for the following awards:
Benjamin Franklin Award, USA, 2012 : Nominated
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ForeWord Magazine, February 2011
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Summaries
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Authors such as Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, George Sand and Virginia Woolf have changed the way the world views female writers. In this book, Nava Atlas explores 'the writing life' of 12 celebrated women writers.
Main Description
In The Literary Ladies¿ Guide to the Writing Life, acclaimed author Nava Atlas presents twelve celebrated women authors and draws on their diaries, letters, memoirs, and interviews to show how they expressed their views on the subjects of importance to every writer ¿ from carving out time to write, to conquering their inner demons, to developing a ¿voice,¿ to balancing the demands of family life with the need to write. Atlas provides her own illuminating commentary as well and reveals how the lessons of classic women writers of the past still resonate with women writing today. This beautifully illustrated book, filled with more than 100 archival images, is the perfect gift for anyone who loves to write, no matter where they are on their creative journey.
Main Description
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 balancing family with the solitary writing process 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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