Scratch: Writers, Money, and the Art of Making a Living

By | October 31, 2017
Scratch: Writers, Money, and the Art of Making a Living Author Manjula Martin
ISBN-10 1501134574
ISBN-13 9781501134579
Year 2017-01-03
Pages 304
Language English
Publisher Simon & Schuster
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A collection of essays from todays most acclaimed authorsfrom Cheryl Strayed to Roxane Gay to Jennifer Weiner Alexander Chee Nick Hornby and Jonathan Franzenon 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 Its 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 its really like to make art in a world that runs on moneyand 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

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