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The Getaway Car (Kindle Single) by [Patchett, Ann]
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The Getaway Car (Kindle Single) Kindle Edition

4.6 out of 5 stars 12 customer reviews

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Length: 45 pages Word Wise: Enabled

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 356 KB
  • Print Length: 45 pages
  • Publisher: Byliner (25 Aug. 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005JEXTBO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 12 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #365,565 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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A fellow writer recommended this short book to me, which otherwise I doubt I'd have found, and I'm really glad he did.

It's a frank, honest, generous and open backward look by a bestselling novelist of her writer's journey, sharing lots of first-hand advice that she has learned along the way.

Although she offers advice, she also makes it clear that there are many ways for a writer to work, and so she doesn't come across as prescriptive or superior at all.

Highly recommended.
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Brilliant advice for would-be writers.
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Anyone who has read and admired Ann Patchett's novels will enjoy this, but for anyone who wants to write fiction it is required reading. It tracks her somewhat erratic route to becoming a successful novelist. Learning by trial and error, she leaves no doubt of how difficult, rigorous and relentless that path is. She also offers some very pertinent rules of what the job - and make no mistake it is a job - entails.

Beautifully and entertainingly written and full of wisdom.
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I'm a huge Ann Patchett fan and as an aspiring writer of fiction found this a really encouraging and useful book - yes, says Patchett, it is hard work, even for her. Good to know. Read this in one sitting and will read it again if I get lost in a mess of words and wondering what happened to all that 'inspiration'.
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An enjoyable and honest insight into what it takes to be a writer - "only a few of us are going to be willing to break our own hearts by trading in the living beauty of imagination for the stark disappointment of words."
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A refreshingly honest account of what writing really means to an author... but I almost skipped past it because I thought it was a short crime story! Would suggest a subtitle to make the contents clearer.
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