Writers, Money, and the Art of Making a Living

Author: Manjula Martin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501134574

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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A collection of essays from today’s most acclaimed authors—from Cheryl Strayed to Roxane Gay to Jennifer Weiner, Alexander Chee, Nick Hornby, and Jonathan Franzen—on the realities of making a living in the writing world. In the literary world, the debate around writing and commerce often begs us to take sides: either writers should be paid for everything they do or writers should just pay their dues and count themselves lucky to be published. You should never quit your day job, but your ultimate goal should be to quit your day job. It’s an endless, confusing, and often controversial conversation that, despite our bare-it-all culture, still remains taboo. In Scratch, Manjula Martin has gathered interviews and essays from established and rising authors to confront the age-old question: how do creative people make money? As contributors including Jonathan Franzen, Cheryl Strayed, Roxane Gay, Nick Hornby, Susan Orlean, Alexander Chee, Daniel Jose Older, Jennifer Weiner, and Yiyun Li candidly and emotionally discuss money, MFA programs, teaching fellowships, finally getting published, and what success really means to them, Scratch honestly addresses the tensions between writing and money, work and life, literature and commerce. The result is an entertaining and inspiring book that helps readers and writers understand what it’s really like to make art in a world that runs on money—and why it matters. Essential reading for aspiring and experienced writers, and for anyone interested in the future of literature, Scratch is the perfect bookshelf companion to On Writing, Never Can Say Goodbye, and MFA vs. NYC.

And Then We Grew Up

On Creativity, Potential, and the Imperfect Art of Adulthood

Author: Rachel Friedman

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0525503854

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

View: 3535


One of Publishers Weekly’s Best Books of 2019 A journey through the many ways to live an artistic life—from the flashy and famous to the quiet and steady—full of unexpected insights about creativity and contentment, from the author of The Good Girl’s Guide to Getting Lost. Rachel Friedman was a serious violist as a kid. She quit music in college but never stopped fantasizing about what her life might be like if she had never put down her bow. Years later, a freelance writer in New York, she again finds herself struggling with her fantasy of an artist’s life versus its much more complicated reality. In search of answers, she decides to track down her childhood friends from Interlochen, a prestigious arts camp she attended, full of aspiring actors, artists, dancers, and musicians, to find out how their early creative ambitions have translated into adult careers, relationships, and identities. Rachel’s conversations with these men and women spark nuanced revelations about creativity and being an artist: that it doesn’t have to be all or nothing, that success isn’t always linear, that sometimes it’s okay to quit. And Then We Grew Up is for anyone who has given up a childhood dream and wondered “what-if?”, for those who have aspired to do what they love and had doubts along the way, and for all whose careers fall somewhere between emerging and established. Warm, whip-smart, and insightful, it offers inspiration for finding creative fulfillment wherever we end up in life.

Fruit Trees for Every Garden

An Organic Approach to Growing Apples, Pears, Peaches, Plums, Citrus, and More

Author: Orin Martin,Manjula Martin

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 0399580034

Category: Gardening

Page: 288

View: 6769


Written by the long-time manager of the renowned Alan Chadwick Garden at the University of California, Santa Cruz, this substantial, authoritative, and beautiful full-color guide covers everything you need to know about organically growing healthy, bountiful fruit trees. For more than forty years, Orin Martin has taught thousands of apprentices, students, and home gardeners the art and craft of growing fruit trees organically. In Fruit Trees for Every Garden, Orin shares--with hard-won wisdom and plenty of humor--his recommended fruit varieties and techniques for productive trees, including apple, pear, peach, plum, apricot, nectarine, sweet cherry, orange, lemon, fig, and more. If you crave crisp apples, juicy peaches, or varieties of fruit that can never be found in the store, they are all within reach in your own backyard. Whether you have one tree or a hundred, Orin gives you all the tools you need, from tree selection and planting practices to seasonal feeding guidelines and in-depth pruning tutorials. Along the way, you'll gain a deeper understanding of the core principles of organic gardening and soil stewardship: compost, cultivation, cover crops, and increasing biodiversity for a healthier garden. This book is more than just a gardening manual; it's designed to help you understand the why behind the how, allowing you to apply these techniques to your own slice of paradise and make the best choices for your individual trees. Filled with informative illustrations, full-color photography, and evocative intaglio etchings by artist Stephanie Martin, Fruit Trees for Every Garden is a striking and practical guide that will enable you to enjoy the great pleasure and beauty of raising homegrown, organic fruit for years to come.

Artists on the Art of Survival

Observations on Frustration, Perspiration, and Inspiration for the Young Artist

Author: Bill Mesce

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780761828549

Category: Art

Page: 366

View: 5805


From across the spectrum of the arts--theater to music, painting to poetry, and everything in between--men and women from the creative front lines share their experiences and insights on the often harsh realities of a life in the arts. Artists on the Art of Survival examines the lives of artists as some continue to struggle to find their place, others have managed to carve out a niche for themselves, and still others have, for a variety of reasons, moved on to something else. By exploring each of these paths of development, the book provides valuable, practical, and spiritual lessons in maintaining and surviving as a working artist.

Zen and the Art of Making a Living

A Practical Guide to Creative Career Design

Author: Laurence G. Boldt

Publisher: Penguin Mass Market


Category: Career changes

Page: 599

View: 3630


For career consultant Laurence G. Boldt, everyone is the artist of his or her own life. In this comprehensive, useful, and potentially life-changing book, he guides readers on how to widen possible horizons--and then focus in to make the ideal real. Illustrations and worksheets throughout.

A Dictionary of Science, Literature, & Art

Comprising the History, Description, and Scientific Principles of Every Branch of Human Knowledge; with the Derivation and Definition of All the Terms in General Use

Author: William Thomas Brande

Publisher: N.A


Category: Art

Page: 1423

View: 8004



20K a Day

How to Launch More Books and Make More Money by Writing Faster, Better, and Smarter

Author: Jonathan Green

Publisher: Dragon God, Inc.


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 232

View: 5822


New Abridged, Shortened, and Professionally Edited Version I've listened to your feedback and streamlined to give you the ULTIMATE guide to writing fast - and now you can read it fast too! Do you want to write faster, and not just spend your life stuck behind a computer? Do you want to write Twenty Thousand Words – every day? Are you struggling to find the time to finish that great novel? Are you always late with your publisher or stuck choosing between writing and your family? Writers, authors and screenwriters - you need to read 20K a Day - as soon as possible! In this book, you’ll learn how to use the power of ritual to unlock "the ZONE" every single time you sit down to write...FOREVER You cannot underestimate the power of speed. Learn how to isolate the distractions that slow down your writing and remove them from your life immediately. You will discover the fast writer living within you right now just waiting to burst forth into the universe. As a 20K Writer, you will finish projects sooner, get paid faster and have more free time to spend doing the things you love than ever before. Packed with wisdom you can put to use right away, you’ll learn how to become the writer you always knew you were. What pragmatic and actionable tactics will you learn? How to quickly isolate your writing distractions. The secret to rock solid outlines that unlock your creativity The foolproof method for getting into the zone. The most common timing mistakes even smart writers make and how to avoid them. The singular best way to create profitable, engaging books. Also the following insights: The 16 internal causes of procrastination you must conquer to achieve success Six different ways you can “cheat” and outperform the competition. A step-by-step process for unlocking the new, super-motivated version of you. How to achieve absolute mindfulness with seven meditation secrets. PLUS, a powerful quiz to jumpstart the process! Here’s what this book ISN’T: this isn’t about making empty promises, starting diets that have no chance of succeeding, or jumping on the latest fad. This is about building a consistent, unique and permanent work ethic that will allow you to get ahead in business and life. How will your life improve? Follow a process only a few WRITERS have ever mastered Get KNOWN for your ability to finish projects early Work on projects and tasks that you LIKE and enjoy every day again Stop stressing about deadlines and start looking forward to PAYDAYS Build the 20K Habit and LOOK FORWARD to finishing your book in weeks, instead of months Implement these techniques and watch your profits skyrocket. Learn how to write better, faster, and smarter than you ever have before by scrolling up and clicking the BUY NOW button at the top of this page!

A Dictionary of the English Language

In which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals; and Illustrated in Their Different Significations, by Examples from the Best Writers: Together with a History of the Language, and an English Grammar

Author: Samuel Johnson

Publisher: N.A


Category: English language

Page: N.A

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