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From Where You Dream: The Process of Writing Fiction

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Burroway introduces her edited transcripts of Butler's thought-provoking lectures to tell writers how to achieve the dream space necessary for composing honest, inspired fiction.
From Where You Dream: The Process of Writing Fiction
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Robert Olen Butler, winner of the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction, has been praised as"the best living American writer" ("Fort Worth Morning Star-Telegram). During his prestigious career, he has taught graduate fiction at Florida State University— his version of literary boot camp. Now janet Burroway, author of the classic text on creative writingWriting Fiction,"the best such book on the market" according to James L. Marra of Temple University, introduces her edited transcripts of Butler's though-provoking lectures."From Where You Dream reimageines the process of writing as emotional rather than intellectual, and tells writers how to achieve the dreamspace necessary for composing honest, inspired fiction. Proposing fiction as the exploration of the human condition with yearning as its compass. Butler reinterprets the traditional tools of the craft using the dynamics of desire. He offers invaluable insights into the nature of voice and shows how to experience fiction as a sensual, cinematic series of takes and scenes. Offering a direct view into the mind and craft of aliterary maste, "From Where You Dream is an invaluable tool for the novice and experienced writer alike.
Robert Olen Butler is the author of eleven novels, five story collections, and a book on the creative process, From Where You Dream. In addition to a Pulitzer Prize in 1993 and National Magazine Awards in 2001 and 2005, he has received a Guggenheim Fellowship for fiction and an NEA grant, as well as the Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He teaches creative writing at Florida State University.
Author
Robert Olen Butler
Short Title
FROM WHERE YOU DREAM
Pages
269
Publisher
Grove Press
Language
English
ISBN-10
0802142575
ISBN-13
9780802142573
Media
Book
Format
Paperback
DEWEY
808.3
Year
2006
Publication Date
2006-01-31
Imprint
Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press
Subtitle
The Process of Writing Fiction
Place of Publication
New York
Country of Publication
United States
Residence
US
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