Diary of a Novelist
Chris Paling is committed to a career in writing. This is his diary of trying to make a living as a writer, through the typical career trajectory of a so-called ‘mid-list novelist’.
Financially, writing is a career that often ends in disappointment and despair, and sometimes disgrace. Paling artfully explores his compulsion to write such that, for him, a day without writing is a day wasted. He traces the need to write something new, or something old in a new way, something relevant, something that needs to be written when very little actually does, in search of that ever-elusive goal of being ‘in print’.
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Dimensions: 140 × 220 × 280 mm