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PDF Æ BOOK The Writer's Room FREE ´ JOHNSCYCLINGDIARY ¹ ❁ The Writer's Room kindle Epub ❅ Author Charlotte Wood – Johns-cycling-diary.co.uk A brilliant resource for established and beginning writers and for passionate readers everywhere from a range of acclaimed and much loved writers lovingly compTo uite intricate and intimate revelations about the ways in which they work Charlotte's subjects are frank about the failures and successes the struggles and triumphs of the writing life and extremely generous in their revelations A must read for writers and readers The Writer's Room is a collection of long form interviews with Australian and New Zealand authors conducted by Australian author Charlotte Wood These are all fascinating and inspiring giving insight into each author's thought and work processes – though I was a bit surprised and hurt at some of the negative opinions of historical fiction All up a great resource – easily one to recommend to readers and writersAs a final note I want to say bravo to Wood for this In Australia there seems to be this continuous anxiety manifesting in the uestion 'What is Aust ralian literature' But as a writer I basically couldn't give a sht

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Ome essential reading for writers at all stages of their careers and also pure reading pleasure for booklovers everywhere Charlotte's interviews with a wide range of well known writers range in topic from the subject matter of The Writer's Kindle the writers' work I was hoping to enjoy this It's not bad there are some interesting writers talking candidly about their works and processes I enjoyed the candid and systematic Lloyd Jones and Malcolm Knox's refusal to pander for a particular audience However the transcript form of interview is a difficult one and these wandered loosely at times The form works some times The Paris Review being a case in point but those interviews benefit from a lot of set up structure and arc Nevertheless The Writer's Room is worth dipping into

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The Writer's RoomA brilliant resource for established and beginning writers and for passionate readers everywhere from a range of acclaimed and much loved writers lovingly compiled by the brilliant and insightful Charlotte WoodCharlotte Wood's online journal The Writer's Room has bec 45 stars A deep and insightful look into the craft of writing its challenges and its bounties A wealth of inspiration and reassurance for writers both new and experiencedThe Writer’s Room is a collection of long form interviews with various authors by fellow Australian author Charlotte Wood The interviews were originally published on her blog by the same name and this print edition collects them into a single volume with introductions and context given for eachThe interviews are unlike almost any that I have read before in the literary space Most interviews with authors are conducted immediately prior to a book launch during the publicity phase for a new book or after an award or grant is won The content of those interviews is usually focused on pushing sales of a particular book or analysing its content and influences in greater detail The Writer’s Room is none of those things All the interviews took place during periods where the authors were out of the media spotlight Most were in the middle or early stages of writing their next major work and had nothing pressing to promote Because of this the interviews are deeper and there is no pressure from external sources such as publicists to be sticking to approved conversation cues This make the collection infinitely engaging and opens up the conversations to all sorts of topicsThemes emerge throughout the conversations The role of family the narrow nature of the Australian publishing industry the challenges of the publicity circuit and most powerfully of all that writing is both a craft and a job To produce the work you have to do the work is the message from all the authors If you are waiting for inspiration to strike you’ll not get far which is so important to hearOne of my favourite conversations explored in part the role of the reviewer There is so much to be said on that topic and it can be a fraught place to delve but I found the insights really clarified my thinking on the subject and were discussed with great respect There is something so important about fostering these sorts of honest conversations about the writing and reading community both in Australia and around the worldy only small uibbles with the collection is the lack of diversity in terms of the authors themselves – though the interview with an Indigenous author which included exploration of race in publishing was definitely a highlight – but also the genres they wrote in Perhaps because Wood’s own writing falls into the ‘contemporary literary’ genre she sought out those who inspired her both heroes and peers But it was a bit disheartening to see ‘genre fiction’ derided or dismissed by almost all the authors that mentioned it That said it’s a minor point and doesn’t detract from the overall insightsThe Writer’s Room should be essential reading for all aspiring writers and for readers interested in peeking behind the pages of the content we treasureSuitable for any age but of most interest to ages 16 No content warnings