Revisionaries Revisionaries

Revisionaries

What We Can Learn from the Lost, Unfinished, and Just Plain Bad Work of Great Writers

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    • Expected Oct 15, 2024
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Publisher Description

Find creative inspiration in this fascinating rummage through the wastebaskets, secret diaries, and abandoned files of 20 literary superstars.

If you like to write—whether it’s a pastime, a passion, or a profession—you’ve probably found yourself reading something brilliant and thinking, “I could never do this! I might as well give up.” But if there’s one thing every great author has in common, it’s this: they’ve all written some hot garbage. 

Revisionaries takes you on an engrossing tour through the discarded drafts, false starts, and abandoned projects of influential writers. In the process, it dismantles some of our most deeply held—and most suffocating—ideas about what it takes to produce great creative work. You’ll learn that:

Franz Kafka lacked confidenceOctavia Butler had writer's block blockedF. Scott Fitzgerald wrote bad draftsRalph Ellison got overwhelmedLouisa May Alcott got off to a bad startAnd more deep, dark secrets about the authors you most admire
Written by an award-winning novelist and creative-writing professor, Revisionaries is a compelling peek behind the scenes of genius for writers and readers alike.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
AVAILABLE
2024
October 15
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
320
Pages
PUBLISHER
Quirk Books
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC

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