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The Way of the Writer - Reflections on the Art and Craft of Storytelling

Charles Johnson

An award-winning novelist, philosopher, essayist, screenwriter, professor, and cartoonist, Charles Johnson has devoted his life to creative pursuit. His 1990 National Book Award-winning novel Middle Passage is a modern classic, revered as much for its daring plot as its philosophical underpinnings. For thirty-three years, Johnson taught and mentored students in the art and craft of creative writing. The Way of the Writer is his record of those years, and the coda to a kaleidoscopic, boundary-shattering career. Organized into six accessible, easy-to-navigate sections, The Way of the Writer is both a literary reflection on the creative impulse and a utilitarian guide to the writing process. Johnson shares his lessons and exercises from the classroom, starting with word choice, sentence structure, and narrative voice, and delving into the mechanics of scene, dialogue, plot, and storytelling before exploring the larger questions at stake for the serious writer. What separates literature from industrial fiction? What lies at the heart of the creative impulse? How does one navigate the literary world? And how are philosophy and fiction concomitant?

An award-winning novelist, philosopher, essayist, screenwriter, professor, and cartoonist, Charles Johnson has devoted his life to creative pursuit. His 1990 National Book Award-winning novel Middle Passage is a modern classic, revered as much for its daring plot as its philosophical underpinnings. For thirty-three years, Johnson taught and mentored students in the art and craft of creative writing. The Way of the Writer is his record of those years, and the coda to a kaleidoscopic, boundary-shattering career. Organized into six accessible, easy-to-navigate sections, The Way of the Writer is both a literary reflection on the creative impulse and a utilitarian guide to the writing process. Johnson shares his lessons and exercises from the classroom, starting with word choice, sentence structure, and narrative voice, and delving into the mechanics of scene, dialogue, plot, and storytelling before exploring the larger questions at stake for the serious writer. What separates literature from industrial fiction? What lies at the heart of the creative impulse? How does one navigate the literary world? And how are philosophy and fiction concomitant?
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An award-winning novelist, philosopher, essayist, screenwriter, professor, and cartoonist, Charles Johnson has devoted his life to creative pursuit. His 1990 National Book Award-winning novel Middle Passage is a modern classic, revered as much for its daring plot as its philosophical underpinnings. For thirty-three years, Johnson taught and mentored students in the art and craft of creative writing. The Way of the Writer is his record of those years, and the coda to a kaleidoscopic, boundary-shattering career. Organized into six accessible, easy-to-navigate sections, The Way of the Writer is both a literary reflection on the creative impulse and a utilitarian guide to the writing process. Johnson shares his lessons and exercises from the classroom, starting with word choice, sentence structure, and narrative voice, and delving into the mechanics of scene, dialogue, plot, and storytelling before exploring the larger questions at stake for the serious writer. What separates literature from industrial fiction? What lies at the heart of the creative impulse? How does one navigate the literary world? And how are philosophy and fiction concomitant?

Language:

English

Narrators:

Mirron Willis

Length:

6h 52m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

14:45


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

13:13


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

09:52


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:02


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:41


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:08


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

08:27


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

19:55


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:57


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:28


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:17


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

35:31


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

13:50


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

09:01


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

09:42


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:42


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

10:03


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:29


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

22:59


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:32


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:37


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:52


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

16:10


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:59


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

04:35


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

02:38


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

09:46


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:33


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

09:14


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:58


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

08:56


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:09


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

05:16


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

02:51


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

07:09


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:08


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

04:57


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

08:03


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:37


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:42


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

03:58


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

12:06


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

26:41


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

11:13