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Clockwork Muse

Clockwork Muse - 99 edition

Clockwork Muse - 99 edition

ISBN13: 9780674135864

ISBN10: 0674135865

Clockwork Muse by Eviatar Zerubavel - ISBN 9780674135864
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 99
Copyright: 1999
Publisher: Harvard University Press
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Clockwork Muse by Eviatar Zerubavel - ISBN 9780674135864

ISBN13: 9780674135864

ISBN10: 0674135865

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 99

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Summary

For anyone who has blanched at the uphill prospect of finishing a long piece of writing, this book holds out something more practical than hope: it offers a plan. The Clockwork Muse is designed to help prospective authors develop a workable timetable for completing long and often formidable projects.

The idea of dashing off a manuscript in a fit of manic inspiration may be romantic, but it is not particularly practical. Instead, Eviatar Zerubavel, a prolific and successful author, describes how to set up a writing schedule and regular work habits that will take most of the anxiety and procrastination out of long-term writing, and even make it enjoyable. The dreaded "writer's block" often turns out to be simply a need for a better grasp of the temporal organization of work.

The Clockwork Muse rethinks the writing process in terms of time and organization. It offers writers a simple yet comprehensive framework that considers such variables as when to write, for how long, and how often, while keeping a sense of momentum throughout the entire project. It shows how to set priorities, balance ideals against constraints, and find the ideal time to write.

For all those whose writing has languished, waiting for the "right moment," The Clockwork Muse announces that the moment has arrived.

Author Bio

Zerubavel, Eviatar : Rutgers the State University of New Jersey New Brunswick Campus

Eviatar Zerubavel is Professor of Sociology and director of the graduate program at Rutgers University.