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Title:
Snoopy's guide to the writing life
Author:
Conrad, Barnaby, 1922-2013.
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Cincinnati, Ohio : Writer's Digest Books, [2002]

©2002
Physical Description:
188 pages : illustrations ; 19 x 27 cm
Language:
English
Subject Term:
ISBN:
9781582971940
Format :
Book

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Summary

Thirty writers and entertainers offer insight and inspiration to writers by responding in 500-word essays to a favourite Peanuts strip. Each essay focuses on how the strip presents an aspect of writing life - getting started, getting rejected, searching for new ideas - that they have experienced.


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Library Journal Review

Using the many Snoopy "at the typewriter" strips as jumping-off points, 30 famous writers as disparate as Ray Bradbury, Elmore Leonard, Budd Shulberg, Dominick Dunne, Danielle Steele, and Sue Grafton have written short pep talks, amusing anecdotes, or just useful advice to would-be writers based on their own experiences. Witty and charming, the essays offer much creative and practical wisdom. But the highlight of the book is the touching foreword by Charles Schulz's son, Monte, who offers some striking insights into his father's life, giving the reader a glimpse of the legendary cartoonist as a reader as well as a writer. Editor Conrad (The Complete Guide to Writing Fiction) also contributes an insightful introduction to this collection, which is an inspiring homage to Schulz that will appeal to all writers and aspiring writers as well as to fans of the late Peanuts creator. Highly recommended.-Herbert E. Shapiro, Empire State Coll., SUNY, Rochester (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.