Annotations for Novel Ideas : Contemporary Authors Share the Creavtive Process

Baker & Taylor
Provides guidelines on developing and perfecting novels, and includes interviews with A. Manette Ansay, Ha Jin, Jane Smiley, and Wally Lamb who reveal their experiences, fears, the reality behind their works, and their love for writing.

Penguin Putnam

"Novel Ideas: Contemporary Writers Share the Creative Process" is a thought-provoking guide for aspiring novelists that uses the experiences of popular contemporary authors to illustrate the daily challenges of the creative process. Twenty-three in-depth interviews show first-hand how the process works-- and how it can take over an author's life. Interviews include A. Manette Ansay, Michael Chabon, Wally Lamb, Valerie Martin and Sena Jeter Naslund. Reading these interviews, the would-be novelist feels as if he or she is having a conversation with a mentor. The book also combines chapters on the creative process, novel structure, discipline, and drafting.