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Writing Past Dark

Envy, Fear, Distraction and Other Dilemmas in the Writer"s Life

by Bonnie Friedman

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  • 32 Currently reading

Published by Harper Paperbacks .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Number of Pages160
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7284535M
ISBN 100060922001
ISBN 109780060922009
OCLC/WorldCa31137859

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Friedman's essays address many of the major emotional pitfalls writers come across, from jealousy of a writer-friend who "made it" to the pain of /5. “I dreamed of a book like a friend also traveling through the night, a friend with a compass, and secrets to share about her own experience,” writes Bonnie Friedman in the introduction to Writing Past Dark, which she hopes will act as a supportive companion for writers.

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