ERIC Number: ED174942
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
From Writers to Students: The Pleasures and Pains of Writing.
Weiss, M. Jerry, Ed.
This collection of transcriptions of taped interviews with 19 successful writers of adolescent literature, among whom are Judy Blume, Vera and Bill Cleaver, Isabelle Holland, and Paul Zindel, attempts to provide answers to questions about the nature of writing and of writers. Subject areas covered in the transcripts include how and when the authors decided to become writers, their childhood experiences, their definitions of good writing, and their advice to aspiring writers. A reading list of modern adolescent literature is included in the introduction, and each transcript is preceded by a list of the author's books. (AEA)
Descriptors: Adolescent Literature, Authors, Creative Writing, Experiential Learning, Interviews, Literature Appreciation, Secondary Education, Writing (Composition), Writing Processes, Writing Skills
International Reading Association, 800 Barksdale Road, Newark, Delaware 19711 (Order No. 724, $3.00 member, $4.50 non-member)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Reading Association, Newark, DE.