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Book details
  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Biographical
  • Language:English
  • Pages:180
  • eBook ISBN:9781938724008

The Man Talking Project

A Four Sided Fiction

by Mike Heppner

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Overview
Triumphs and failures of life as a writer turn tangible in this four-sided fiction. A ten-year-old boy's father lectures on the folly of taking a teacher's praise to heart. A writer details the dreamlike landing of a two-novel deal, and the feeling of abandonment when his publisher is too governed by the bottom line to take risks on later novels. A successful writer counsels a beginner so anxious to write something worthwhile that she's dying from lack of sleep. With honest, precise prose and indelible characters, these and other narratives within The Man Talking Project flesh out what inspires, torments, and sometimes kills the devoted artist.
Description
Triumphs and failures of life as a writer turn tangible in this four-sided fiction. A ten-year-old boy's father lectures on the folly of taking a teacher's praise to heart. A writer details the dreamlike landing of a two-novel deal, and the feeling of abandonment when his publisher is too governed by the bottom line to take risks on later novels. A successful writer counsels a beginner so anxious to write something worthwhile that she's dying from lack of sleep. With honest, precise prose and indelible characters, these and other narratives within The Man Talking Project flesh out what inspires, torments, and sometimes kills the devoted artist.
About the author
Mike Heppner was born in Rhode Island in 1972 and grew up in Grosse Pointe, Michigan. His first novel, The Egg Code, was published in 2002, and his second, Pike's Folly, in 2006. He lives in Arlington, Massachusetts and teaches Creative Writing at Emerson College.
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