- 1st ed.
- Boston, Mass. ; London : Little, Brown 1998
- Introduction / Will Blythe. -- At the point of my pen / Norman Mailer. -- Uncanny the singing that comes from certain husks / Joy Williams. -- Where does writing come from? / Richard Ford. -- I am a ... Genius! / Thom Jones. -- Some for glory, some for praise / James Salter. -- That's what dogs do / Amy Hempel. -- Stories / Pat Conroy. -- Writing and a life lived well: notes on Allan Gurganus / Ann Patchett. -- Easing my heart inside / Terry McMillan. -- Why the daily writing of fiction matters / Rich Bass. -- Phobia and composition / Rick Moody & Margaret F.M. Davis. -- Secret agent / Denis Johnson. -- The lousy rider / Elizabeth Gilbert. -- Writing / William Vollmann. -- For the money / Mark Jacobson. -- Why I write / Stephen Wright. -- Everything else falls away / Lee Smith. -- The nature of the fun / David Foster Wallace. -- Why I write, or not / Jim Harrison. -- The wolf in the tall grass / Mary Gaitskill. -- Rent retards the revolution! / Darius James. -- The war we can't win, we can't lose, we can't quit / Barry Hannah. -- Collecting myself / Tom Chiarella. -- Why she writes / Jayne Anne Phillips. -- In silence / Robert Stone. -- Who is that man tied to the mast? / Mark Richard.
- In this anthology, 26 writers illuminate the motivations at the heart of their creative lives in original essays that are as surprising and varied as their fiction. The contributors include Pat Conroy, Norman Mailor, Rick Moody and David Foster Wallace.
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|British Library: Humanities and Social Sciences, St Pancras Reading Rooms||YK.2003.a.15267|
|University of Cambridge Libraries: University Library: Order in West Room (Not borrowable)||2004.8.495|
|Cardiff University Libraries: Arts & Social Studies Library: 1 week||PN165.W4|
|Edge Hill University: Ormskirk University Library 2nd floor||808.02||2 week loan|
|University of Leicester Library: David Wilson Library, Floor 3 Orange Zone||808.02 WHY|
|Liverpool John Moores University: Aldham Robarts Library, Main||808.02 BLY|
|National Library of Scotland: General Reading Room, Edinburgh (stored onsite)||HP1.201.4203|
|National Library of Wales / Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru: Contact the National Library of Wales / Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru||PRINT 2001MA13137|
|Newcastle University Libraries: Philip Robinson Library: Robinson Books Level 4||808.02 WHY|
|Trinity College Dublin Library: Santry Book Repository||PB-200-394|