Where the Magic Happens

Foto's van de werkkamer van een groot aantal Nederlandse en Vlaamse schrijvers, met een toelichtende tekst in het Nederlands en in het Engels.

Author: Huib Afman

Publisher: Lannoo Publishers (Acc)

ISBN: 9401429774


Page: 200

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An illuminating look into the writing room of famous writers One of the principal books of Frankfurt 2016 where Flanders and The Netherlands are country of honor "If a cluttered desk signs a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?" - Albert Einstein "Writing rooms" refers to the unique working places of the most famous Dutch and Flemish authors. Their doors are usually closed for the reader but just this once they allow us to enter. Where have the modern masterpieces of modern literature been written? This book gives us the answer both in words and images and also explains their working methods. Surprising, poetical, sometimes demystifying. A beautiful photography book with a literary twist. Writers include: Kader Abdolah; Pieter Aspe; Gerbrand Bakker; Abdelkader Benali; Herman Brusselmans; A. H. J. Dautzenberg; Saskia De Coster; Middas Dekkers; Renate Dorrestein; Esther Gerritsen; Arnon Grunberg; Toine Heijmans; Kristien Hemmerechts; Stefan Hertmans; Arthur Japin; Geert Kimpen; Nicolaas Theodoor Klei; Herman Koch; Rashid Kraan; Tom Lanoye; Mariet Meester; Willem Melchior; Bart Moeyaert; Charlotte Mutsaers; Connie Palmen; Gustaaf Peek; Elvis Peeters; Marnix Peeters; Yves Petry; Eva Posthuma de Boer; Jan Siebelink; Manon Sikkel; Rosita Steenbeek; Peter Terrin; Anton Valens; Christophe Van Gerrewey; Mensje van Keulen; Dirk van Weelden; Joost Vandecasteele; Jan Vantoortelboom; Christophe Vekeman; Annelies Verbeke; Esther Verhoef; L. H. Wiener; Tommy Wieringa. Text in English and Dutch. Huib Afman (1972) is a writer, journalist and editor and worked for several magazines. Corne van der Stelt (1979) is a professional photographer. In 2009 he won the ''Silver camera.""


The truth is, we love this general idea – that there's some kind of magic to making
writing happen – we can't get enough of it, whether we're novelists or novelistas
or readers of novels. Virginia Woolf's idea of the room of one's own doesn't just ...

Author: Claire Askew

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781529384840

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 224

View: 466


NOVELISTA is a friendly, straight-talking writing guide for people who want to write a novel but don't know how to begin. It asks all the important questions and gives a host of reassuring answers that demonstrate that anyone can write a novel - even you! To begin with, what the hell is a novel? It's basically a tiny world, where characters are born, live, and (sometimes) die. To write one all you need is a notebook and a pen - but along the way you'll want to learn about good writing habits, planning, mastering descriptions and dialogue and how to pull it all together. This book will guide you through the process and orient you towards the goal of publication. From absolute beginner to novelista, this book will change the way you write and think about writing.

Inside the Room

Writing Television with the Pros at UCLA Extension Writers' Program Linda Venis.
writing fast. ... Do ideas come to you in the room and they're actually good? Or
are you a rewrite ... other writers. A lot of the magic happens outside of the room.

Author: Linda Venis

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780698138377

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 272

View: 649


What does it take to go from being a fan to professional television writer? For the first time outside of the UCLA Extension Writers' Programme classrooms, TV writers whose many produced credits include The Simpsons, House M.D., and Pretty Little Liars take aspiring writers through the process of writing their first spec script for an on-air series, creating one-hour drama and sitcom pilots that break out from the pack, and revising scripts to meet pro standards. Learn how to launch and sustain a writing career and get a rare, intimate look inside the yearlong process of creating, selling, and getting a TV show made. Edited by writers' program director Linda Venis, Inside the Room is the ultimate guide to writing one's way into the Writers Guild of America. "Venis corrals an accessible and useful guide for anyone with the dream and the drive who needs to know, practically, what to do. An engaging and helpful how-to for hopeful TV writers or anyone interested in the nuts and bolts of this ephemeral art." - Kirkus Reviews

TV Writing On Demand

The real magic happens in the writers' room after the series has been picked up.
To Greenblatt, it's ridiculous to develop a long-range series bible for multiple
seasons because no one ever adheres to it. To him, and most content creators, ...

Author: Neil Landau

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781351784207

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 314

View: 401


TV Writing On Demand: Creating Great Content in the Digital Era takes a deep dive into writing for today’s audiences, against the backdrop of a rapidly evolving TV ecosystem. Amazon, Hulu and Netflix were just the beginning. The proliferation of everything digital has led to an ever-expanding array of the most authentic and engaging programming that we’ve ever seen. No longer is there a distinction between broadcast, cable and streaming. It’s all content. Regardless of what new platforms and channels will emerge in the coming years, for creators and writers, the future of entertainment has never looked brighter. This book goes beyond an analysis of what makes great programming work. It is a master course in the creation of entertainment that does more than meet the standards of modern audiences—it challenges their expectations. Among other essentials, readers will discover how to: Satisfy the binge viewer: analysis of the new genres, trends and how to make smart initial decisions for strong, sustainable story. Plus, learn from the rebel who reinvented an entire format. Develop iconic characters: how to foster audience alignment and allegiance, from empathy and dialogue to throwing characters off their game, all through the lens of authenticity and relatability. Create a lasting, meaningful career in the evolving TV marketplace: how to overcome trips, traps and tropes, the pros and cons of I.P.; use the Show Bible as a sales tool and make the most of the plethora of new opportunities out there. A companion website offers additional content including script excerpts, show bible samples, interviews with television content creators, and more.

Contemplative and Artful Openings

Finding or creating spaces through writing, research, teaching—everyday living,
really—where spirituality, the body, writing, the arts commingle, interweave.
Spaces where magic happens, where it is acknowledged as real, is expected.

Author: Susan Casey Walsh

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317265641

Category: Education

Page: 164

View: 494


Highlighting an arts-based inquiry process that involves contemplation, mindful awareness, and artful writing, this book explores women’s difficult experiences in teaching. It weaves a strong autobiographical thread with artifacts from several research projects with female teachers. By linking innovative approaches to research that involve visual images and poetic writing with feminist poststructuralist theories and Buddhist-inspired practices, Walsh offers new understandings about what it means to be critical in research and teaching—and also what transformation, both social and personal, might entail.

The Small Business Guide to Government Contracts

... have plenty of experience preparing government proposals, and some even
boast dedicated “war rooms” where the ... writing magic happens. ... No, you do
not need to shut the subcontractor out of the proposal-writing effort altogether.

Author: Steven Koprince

Publisher: AMACOM

ISBN: 9780814431979

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

View: 396


Each year, the federal government awards billions of dollars in small-business contracts. It's both the lifeblood of hundreds of thousands of companies and a quagmire of red tape. One misstep can result in hefty fines, cancelled contracts-even jail time. The Small-Business Guide to Government Contracts puts a wealth of specialized legal counsel at readers' fingertips. It's the one book that looks beyond winning a piece of the $500 billion pie and concentrates on the crucial but complex Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and other rules required for keeping the contract alive and avoiding penalties. Clear answers to the most important compliance questions are inside, including: * Is a small business really small? * Who is eligible for the HUBZone, 8(a), SDVO or WOSB programs? * What salaries and benefits must be offered? * What ethical requirements must be followed? * When does affiliation become a liability? No one can afford to be lax with the rules or too harried to heed them. This book helps contractors meet their compliance obligations-and keep the pipeline flowing.

Mentor Texts

What happens, in fact, is that a writing community is built with a strong foundation
of mentor texts that allows the teacher to start constructing the walls for many
rooms using scaffolds from the mentor texts, adding windows, doors, and crown
molding, like craft. ... Just like Fred and Lulu, characters in The Magic Toolbox by
Mie Araki, students can dream big and imagine something new if they have the
right ...

Author: Lynne R. Dorfman

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 9781571104335

Category: Education

Page: 314

View: 957


Shows teachers how to help students become confident, accomplished writers, using literature as their foundation. The book is organised around the characteristics of good writing: focus, content, organisation, style, and conventions.

Poets Writers

... widely read literary magazines devoted exclusively to the genre circulation :
14,000 — recently launched a regular feature in which poets write about the
room ( office , studio , torture chamber - call it what you will ) where the magic
happens ...



ISBN: UOM:39015068952236

Category: Authors, American


View: 355


Rodinsky s Room

'I'm forming a story from the objects in that room, because I've got a neurotic need
to identify with people. It's very human, a small ... It's as if Rodinsky represents a
magical part of ... It's a wonder when it happens, draining the writer as she
struggles to live with the promptings of her own inspiration, the voices from

Author: Iain Sinclair

Publisher: Granta Books

ISBN: 9781783781447

Category: Biography & Autobiography


View: 756


Rodinsky's world was that of the East European Jewry, cabbalistic speculation, an obsession with language as code and terrible loss. He touched the imagination of artist Rachel Lichtenstein, whose grandparents had left Poland in the 1930s. This text weaves together Lichtenstein's quest for Rodinsky - which took her to Poland, to Israel and around Jewish London - with Iain Sinclair's meditations on her journey into her own past and on the Whitechapel he has reinvented in his own writing. Rodinsky's Room is a testament to a world that has all but vanished, a homage to a unique culture and way of life.

Magic Happens When I m with My Cousin

With's it's super cute cover and plenty of lined pages to write in, she'll have lots of room for her thoughts and dreams (and maybe some of the cousin history from way back when). At 6x9-inches it's perfect to tuck into a purse or backpack.

Author: Folio Dreams


ISBN: 1088654819


Page: 102

View: 514


Do you have a cousin who is more best friend than family member? Then it's time to show your appreciation and here's the perfect and inexpensive way to do it. With's it's super cute cover and plenty of lined pages to write in, she'll have lots of room for her thoughts and dreams (and maybe some of the cousin history from way back when). At 6x9-inches it's perfect to tuck into a purse or backpack. It's a great gift ideas for any occasion from Christmas to birthdays to just because she came through for you again.

The Magic and Craft of Media Writing

WRITING AS A WAY OF LIFE A writer was standing in the hallway when a
colleague happened by . ... of course , the writer was standing in public , staring
off into space , and ignoring the comings and goings around him . ... Magic
happens .

Author: Carl Sessions Stepp

Publisher: McGraw-Hill College

ISBN: UOM:39015047868883

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 258

View: 531


Writing as Craft and Magic

WRITING AS A WAY OF LIFE A writer was standing in the hallway when a
colleague happened by . ... At the instant , of course , the writer was standing in
public , staring off into space and ignoring the comings and goings ... Magic
happens .

Author: Carl Sessions Stepp

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: UOM:39015079335538

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 258

View: 205


Writing as Craft and Magic, Second Edition, outlines a compelling approach to conceiving, reporting, organizing, and writing articles for today's media. The book revolves around the central idea that writers improve most quickly by combining the powers of technique ("craft") with creativity ("magic"). Applying this method to news and feature writing--both print and online--it focuses on leads, organization, transition, clarity, drama, and other elements that drive good writing toward excellence. Aimed at students in upper-level undergraduate writing and reporting courses, Writing as Craft and Magic provides a clear and succinct instructional system--with practical models, a wealth of examples, and step-by-step guides--to help students understand and apply craft and magic to daily assignments. Author Carl Sessions Stepp, a seasoned journalist at the national level, structures his system in three parts. He first evokes the art of writing, then applies that art to standard journalistic writing, and concludes with a strong section on advanced writing techniques for features. He also offers advice and tips on how newsrooms currently operate in the age of multimedia journalism. This revised edition includes an expanded exercise section at the end of each chapter, more coverage of the demands of multimedia journalism (convergence), and updated chapters on incorporating the Internet into research and writing for the daily news cycle.

Essential Songwriting

Sometimes you can put two pretty good songwriters in a room together and
magic happens . Occasionally , for reasons unknown , you can put a songwriter
in a room with a potted plant or a Border Collie and that writer will come up with a

Author: C. J. Watson


ISBN: 1598690698

Category: Lyric writing (Popular music)

Page: 289

View: 642


Writing Alone and with Others

I have had both men and women sit in my office and say, “If I go on writing like
this I'm going to write myself out of my marriage. ... our spirit familiar when it is
named—still full of power, still magical, but power released for us, not power
caged and threatening. ... He finds rooms of treasure as he goes deeper and
deeper—each treasure greater than the last and each treasure ... What we will
find there, in the unconscious where creation happens, may call for all our skill,
all our intuition.

Author: Pat Schneider

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199840243

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 416

View: 899


For more than a quarter of a century, Pat Schneider has helped writers find and liberate their true voices. She has taught all kinds--the award winning, the struggling, and those who have been silenced by poverty and hardship. Her innovative methods have worked in classrooms from elementary to graduate level, in jail cells and public housing projects, in convents and seminaries, in youth at-risk programs, and with groups of the terminally ill. Now, in Writing Alone and with Others, Schneider's acclaimed methods are available in a single, well-organized, and highly readable volume. The first part of the book guides the reader through the perils of the solitary writing life: fear, writer's block, and the bad habits of the internal critic. In the second section, Schneider describes the Amherst Writers and Artists workshop method, widely used across the U.S. and abroad. Chapters on fiction and poetry address matters of technique and point to further resources, while more than a hundred writing exercises offer specific ways to jumpstart the blocked and stretch the rut-stuck. Schneider's innovative teaching method will refresh the experienced writer and encourage the beginner. Her book is the essential owner's manual for the writer's voice.

Gone with the Whim

Not ready. All the magic happens in a room with fluorescent lighting brighter than
any three KMarts put together. ... I remember some ofthe other students (boys
only) thought they could cheat by writing down which numbers had previously

Author: Stefany Holmes

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781491730324

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 326

View: 853


Moving from hospitable Atlanta to provocative Las Vegas, Stefany Holmes must find her way in a new town. In this collection of short essays, she details the everyday experiences and landmark explorations as they unfold before her. She occasionally reminisces about the South while embracing her unexpected and newfound life in The Entertainment Capital of the World. Stefany celebrates the differences between two distinct slices of Americana, illustrates relationship dynamics, weaves in painless Vegas history, and muses of other things interesting and irrelevant. Stefanys inspired approach to storytelling blends stream-of-consciousness thoughts with a unique style of observation. Through wry humor and witty candor, she delivers a fresh and spirited tour of Sin City. And whatever else she feels like sharing.

The Art of Teaching Writing

Perhaps students are writing on topics they don ' t care about , perhaps they are
not writing for an appreciative audience , perhaps this is ... The teacher wants
them to add on , but they already told everything that happened . ... It can help
enormously to put yourself in the company of people who are succeeding in
using their magic . ... Anyone who has ever attended a writing workshop knows
that , when someone reads his or her piece aloud and the whole room is hushed
, awed by the ...

Author: Lucy Calkins

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: UOM:39015035318396

Category: Education

Page: 347

View: 294


Cloth Edition. The Art of Teaching Writing, New Edition, has major new chapters on assessment, thematic studies, writing throughout the day, reading/writing relationships, publication, curriculum development, nonfiction writing and home/school connections. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

Love Anthony

Beth looks around the room, searching in resigned vain for a way to stay and
write, wishing she didn't have to leave. She could try writing downstairs or at The
... This is where the magic happens. Reluctantly, she walks outside and zips her ...

Author: Lisa Genova

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781471113284

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 218


From the bestselling author of Still Alicecomes a heartfelt novel about friendship and a mother coping with the loss of her autistic son Olivia Donatelli's dream of a 'normal' life was shattered when her son, Anthony, was diagnosed with autism at age three. He didn't speak. He hated to be touched. He almost never made eye contact. And just as Olivia was starting to realise that happiness and autism could coexist, Anthony died. Now she's alone in a cottage on Nantucket, separated from her husband, desperate to understand the meaning of her son's short life, when a chance encounter with another woman facing her own loss brings Anthony alive again for Olivia in a most unexpected way. In a piercing story about motherhood, love and female friendship, Lisa Genova offers us two unforgettable women on the verge of change who discover the small but exuberant voice that helps them both find the answers they need. Fans of The Reason I Jumpand The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time will love Lisa Genova's story: always authentic and utterly moving. *'Remember how you couldn't put down Still Alice? Well, clear your schedule-because you're going to feel the same way' Jodi Picoult*

Writing Magic

Humans may not be great smellers, but we are great see-ers, so you should have
lots to write about what you see. Okay ... He's in the same room you're in right
now. ... After you've described his first moments, imagine what happens next.

Author: Gail Carson Levine

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062253552

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 176

View: 649


Bestselling author of Ella Enchanted and fairy-tale master Gail Carson Levine helps you make magic with your writing! In Writing Magic, Newbery Honor author Gail Carson Levine shares her tricks of the trade. She shows how you can get terrific ideas for stories, invent great beginnings and endings, write sparkling dialogue, develop memorable characters—and much, much more. She advises you about what to do when you feel stuck—and how to use helpful criticism. Best of all, she offers writing exercises that will set your imagination on fire. With humor, honesty, and wisdom, Gail Carson Levine shows you that you, too, can make magic with your writing.

Writers for Children

Her niece Joan , a stage designer , once converted a shed into a writing room ,
completely redecorated and designed with a whole corner of glass so that ... To
her friend , writer Eileen Colwell , she confided : “ When I begin to write ,
something happens . ... At the end of a year she has learned all the fairy skips ,
and for a prize Andy Spandy gives her a magic skipping rope with one handle
made of Sugar ...

Author: Jane Bingham

Publisher: Charles Scribner's Sons

ISBN: UOM:49015002918226

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 661

View: 468


A reference work on important writers from the seventeenth century to the first part of the twentieth century, including 84 original critical essays on writers ranging from Charles Perrault to Laura Ingalls Wilder.