Ten Short Essays on Writing
- Narrated by: Daniel Penz
- Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 12-02-14
- Language: English
- Publisher: a/a Productions
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A longtime college English prof and former newspaper bureau chief, Bain infuses these essays on the writing life with years of teaching, editing, and indie publishing experience, using an easygoing yet incisive style.
Also included are insights into Bain's own work, background into his fictional characters and settings, and two interviews with fellow authors working in the dark fantasy genre.
The table of contents include:
Introduction by David Bain
Essays on Writing
Time and the Non Full-Time Writer
The One Surefire Way to Beat Writer's Block
Basic E-Book Self-Publishing Advice for Newbies
On Revision: Love, Hate, and Saying "Good Enough"
The Writing Life Begins at 44
For Writers, Social Media Should Be Little More Than Playtime
When "Real Life" Encroaches on Writing Time
Your Assignment: To Be Truly Alive
On Genre, Music and Limitations
Don't Worry about Word Count - "The Bathroom Break Method"
Essays Specifically About My Own Work
How the Will Castleton Stories Got Started...
Writing: Art, Business, and Jimi
Morbo the Clown Comes to Town: Audience Vs. Art
Interview with C. Dennis Moore: "On Reviewing"
Interview with Michael K. Rose
Customer ReviewsMost Helpful
By Amazon Customer on 08-07-17
A great start
David Bain seems to have a thorough grasp of his medium and is able to channel his energy into creating art. At least that's the impression I got from him. I think the biggest takeaway for me from this book is an implied premise: that mastery is possible, and that if you work hard at writing, you'll begin to understand how to take more liberties and acquire a sense for good and bad writing.
I'm a new writer, and this book inspired me further to write stories and poetry.