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Review Ý Magic Hours Í PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ ❴Reading❵ ➽ Magic Hours Author Tom Bissell – Johns-cycling-diary.co.uk Award winning essayist Tom Bissell explores the highs and lows of the creative process He takes us from the set of The Big Bang Theory to the fiEntaries or video game character voices and will provoke as much thought as they do laughterWhat are sitcoms for exactly Can art be both bad and genius Why do some books survive and others vanish Bissell's exploration of these uestions make for gripping unforgettable readi. Interesting idea for a book but the author kind of lost me when I got to the passage where trees perimetered a field Can't they just line the perimeter I am not a fan of nounverbs I know English is a constantly evolving language but that's a trend I just don't care for It just strikes me as being sort of twee somehow with an air of Look Ma I'm making up words and being creative Also there was a section of the book in which the author is talking about the ineptitude of a filmmaker and trying to pass it off as the new creativity I just couldn't buy it It's one thing to understand the language of film and use it in a surprising or unexpected way as was done in the film The Sixth Sense but not understanding it and conseuently making an inexplicable mess of a movie is just incompetence

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Au to the editorial meeting in which Paula Fox's work was relaunched into the world Originally published in magazines such as The Believer The New Yorker and Harper's these essays represent ten years of Bissell's best writing on every aspect of creation be it Ira War docum. I enjoyed some of these essays than others but what all of them had in common was that I really liked Bissell's writing style That combined with the theme of creativity and creators really inspired me to want to begin writing again I've been craving writing time for days now I probably most appreciated A Simple Medium and Invisible Girl but many others had interesting thoughts to contemplate It took me a while but I'm glad I finished it

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Magic HoursAward winning essayist Tom Bissell explores the highs and lows of the creative process He takes us from the set of The Big Bang Theory to the first novel of Ernest Hemingway to the final work of David Foster Wallace from the films of Werner Herzog to the film of Tommy Wise. Anyone who knows me for than five years whether online or off can tell you that I used to be absolutely obsessed with becoming a professional writer I even had some modest success; nine of my short stories were published and I spent four years as a copywriter for Rabbi Wein’s Destiny Foundation About two years ago all that changed I began working full time at a law office in Manhattan and though I suppose my commute time could have become writing time I used it for reading instead Except for the reviews I write here on GoodReads I hardly write anything any I just can’t seem to get myself motivated And I feel really bad about itSo when I heard Tom Bissell author of this book and creative writing professor in an NPR interview I thought his book was just the thing to give me a kick in the pants In the interview he spoke about Herman Melville Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson – three giants in American literature who weren’t all that successful in their lifetimes Heck Dickinson was a complete unknown in her lifetime And though Melville had been a successful writer before the publication of Moby Dick his masterpiece was panned by the reviewers and that was basically the end of his career From then on he shared his writings only with family and friends He died believing himself a failure “How many unknown or midlist writers are in exactly that predicament today” asked Tom Bissell The next generation’s literary genius could well be struggling right now undiscovered My husband and I looked at each other wondering if it could be either of us or perhaps even both No doubt any aspirant writer who heard that interview wondered the sameSo naturally I hurried to get the book on special inter library loan At first I was told it was so new the other library wouldn’t allow it Then a third library came through as a complete surprise So when I got hold of it I dropped what I’d been reading till then and launched right in My eagerness had a practical side too Renewals aren’t allowed with inter library loansWith all that excitement I guess it was inevitable that I’d be disappointed It was a good book but not the life changer I’d been hoping for It’s actually a collection of essays about a variety of creative artists not just writers but filmmakers an actress who does voice over for video games and a polemical “historian” The essays on writing were definitely my favorite especially “Writing about Writing about Writing” which reviews some of the writing books I’ve read myself notably Bird by Bird by Anne Lammott and On Writing by Stephen King Bissell names John Gardner’s On Becoming a Novelist as his personal favorite It was a life changer for him much in the way that Becoming a Writer by Dorothea Brande was for me I expect the books are similar John Gardner wrote the introduction to my copy of Becoming a WriterWhen I was unfamiliar with the artist Bissell was discussing my interest varied The voice over actress was interesting but I couldn’t wait to get through the polemical historian’s chapter If there’s one thing Tom Bissell proves with this book it’s that he can rake someone over the coals when he wants toAnd that brings me to the essay called “Grief and the Outsider” which is about a group called the “United Literary Alliance” According to Bissell they're basically a bunch of bitter aspirants railing against the publishing industry that has repeatedly rejected them And yet one of those aspirant writers whose work Bissell thinks is such junk came up with what pretty much defines my life as a writer at this point “To be a good parent to your family won’t make you a better writer But it’ll make you a better person”