Light the dark: writers on creativity, inspiration, and the artistic process
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New York, New York : Penguin Books, [2017].
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xiii, 334 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
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"What inspires you? That's the simple, but profound question more than forty renowned authors answer in LIGHT THE DARK. Each author picks a favorite passage--from a novel, a song, a poem--to reveal what gets them started and keeps them going doing the creative work they love. From there, incredible stories of life changing encounters with art emerge, like how sneaking a volume of Stephen King stories into his job as a night security guard helped Khaled Hosseini learn that nothing he creates will ever be truly finished. Or how discovering Toni Morrison's Beloved in college taught Junot Diaz how art can create communities of shared experience. Here is a stunning guide to creative living and writing in the vein of Bird by Bird, Big Magic, and Daily Rituals for anyone who wants to learn how great writers find inspiration and how to find some of your own. Writer Joe Fassler has been collecting these lessons in his beloved "By Heart" series for The Atlantic, spinning conversations with hundreds of authors into motivating essays paired with striking illustrations. Light the Dark collects the best of "By Heart" and adds brand new pieces from award-winning writers like Marilynne Robinson, Junot Diaz, and Neil Gaiman"--

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"What inspires you? That's the simple, but profound question more than forty renowned authors answer in LIGHT THE DARK. Each author picks a favorite passage--from a novel, a song, a poem--to reveal what gets them started and keeps them going doing the creative work they love. From there, incredible stories of life changing encounters with art emerge, like how sneaking a volume of Stephen King stories into his job as a night security guard helped Khaled Hosseini learn that nothing he creates will ever be truly finished. Or how discovering Toni Morrison's Beloved in college taught Junot Diaz how art can create communities of shared experience. Here is a stunning guide to creative living and writing in the vein of Bird by Bird, Big Magic, and Daily Rituals for anyone who wants to learn how great writers find inspiration and how to find some of your own. Writer Joe Fassler has been collecting these lessons in his beloved "By Heart" series for The Atlantic, spinning conversations with hundreds of authors into motivating essays paired with striking illustrations. Light the Dark collects the best of "By Heart" and adds brand new pieces from award-winning writers like Marilynne Robinson, Junot Diaz, and Neil Gaiman"--,Provided by publisher.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Fassler, J., & Bender, A. (2017). Light the dark: writers on creativity, inspiration, and the artistic process. New York, New York: Penguin Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Fassler, Joe and Aimee. Bender. 2017. Light the Dark: Writers On Creativity, Inspiration, and the Artistic Process. New York, New York: Penguin Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Fassler, Joe and Aimee. Bender, Light the Dark: Writers On Creativity, Inspiration, and the Artistic Process. New York, New York: Penguin Books, 2017.

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Fassler, Joe,, and Aimee Bender. Light the Dark: Writers On Creativity, Inspiration, and the Artistic Process. New York, New York: Penguin Books, 2017. Print.

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