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The Portrait of a Writer

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A compilation of essays on the art and craft of writing. What does it mean to be a writer? Where does inspiration come from?
Published October 2012
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Julian Froment
Oct 13, 2013 Julian Froment rated it liked it
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This book was a collection of blog posts from the authors personal blog, on the subject of writing. Having been a follower of this blog for a while I had seen a number of them before. I found many of them to be repetitive when read as part of a book, however I think that this is an inevitable by-product of this format, where numerous individual posts are compiled into book form.

A number of the posts were very interesting on the nature of writing and writers and I could be useful as a collection
Dave Higgins
Dec 16, 2012 Dave Higgins rated it really liked it
Cristian Mihai believes that writing about writing should not set out a series of steps to write the perfect novel; instead it should describe the writer's experience of writing, describing with honesty what worked and what did not.

This collection of essays collects 18 posts from Mihai's blog ( on both the mechanical and spiritual qualities of writing. Many of his insights are given as stories from Mihai's eight years of writing. Covering such topics as writing for the reader o
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Cristian Mihai (born 25 December 1990) grew up in Constanta, Romania. And he's still growing up, or at least trying to. Sometimes he writes. Sometimes he gets lucky and writes something good. He can't, however, draw a straight line. No matter how much he tries. Not even with a ruler. And, please, don't ever ask him to sing.
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