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The Getaway Car by Ann Patchett
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Apr 19, 2012

it was amazing
bookshelves: memoir, own
Read on April 19, 2012 — I own a copy

This little memoir is more than just Patchett’s reflections on her own writing experiences. It offers advice to would-be writers in a way that engages the reader and empathizes with their struggles. She offers up her own practices and then admits that everyone has their own writing process. By defining what works for her, she is in no way setting guidelines, yet she illustrates how discipline is the key factor to getting words and ideas on paper. There were so many aspects I could relate to, having studied writing in college, and being taught by eccentric but inspiring professors. I have yet to fully submit myself to the craft, but I know I can always turn to Patchett’s words in The Getaway Car when motivation is ever needed.

I received a complimentary copy of this work from the author.
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