Canadian non-fiction, Canadian authors (Non-fiction), Writing
In the course of her career, which included novels as well as poetry, short stories, biography and plays, Carol Shields was encouraging of other writers: she read and commented on her friends' manuscripts, taught writing classes, and spoke and wrote… on the craft of writing. This is her guide to the writing process, from conception to publication. Drawn by her daughter and grandson from her correspondence with other writers, essays, notes, comments, criticism and lectures, it helps answer some of the most fundamental questions about writing: why we write at all, whether writing can be taught, what keeps a reader turning the pages, and how a writer knows when a work is done. 2016.