From Where You Dream: The Process Of Writing Fiction by Robert Olen ButlerFrom Where You Dream: The Process Of Writing Fiction by Robert Olen Butler

From Where You Dream: The Process Of Writing Fiction

byRobert Olen ButlerEditorJanet Burroway

Paperback | January 19, 2006

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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.
Robert Olen Butler is a novelist, screenwriter, educator, and short-story writer who grew up in Granite City, Illinois. Butler served in Vietnam. Following the Vietnam War, Butler began writing. His stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Esquire, The Paris Review, and The Saturday Review, as well as in four annual editions of the Bes...
Title:From Where You Dream: The Process Of Writing FictionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.3 inPublished:January 19, 2006Publisher:Grove/AtlanticLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0802142575

ISBN - 13:9780802142573

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Master of law This book is a compilation of good and bad writing, where the reader can train his-her eyes to make out the difference between the two. The book does give some interesting insight on how to read like a book-critic. Overall very encouraging.
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