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Bleaker house: chasing my novel to the end of the world

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Grouping Titlebleaker house chasing my novel to the end of the world
Grouping Authorstevens nell
Grouping Categorybook
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display_description"A whimsical blend of memoir and travelogue, laced with wry and indispensable writing advice, Bleaker House is a story of creative struggle that brilliantly captures the self-torture of the writing life. Twenty-seven-year-old Nell Stevens was determined to write a novel, but somehow life kept getting in the way. Then came a game-changing opportunity: she won a fellowship that let her spend three months, all expenses paid, anywhere in the world to research and write a book. Would she choose a glittering metropolis, a romantic village, an exotic paradise? Um, no. Nell chose Bleaker Island, a snowy, windswept pile of rock in the Falklands. There, in a guesthouse where she would be the only guest, she could finally rid herself of distractions and write her 2,500 words a day. In three months, surely she'd have a novel. And sure enough, other than sheep, penguins, paranoia, and the weather, there aren't many distractions on Bleaker. Nell gets to work on her novel--a delightful Dickensian fiction she calls Bleaker House--only to discover that an excruciatingly erratic internet connection and 1100 calories a day (as much food as she could carry in her suitcase, budgeted to the raisin) are far from ideal conditions for literary production. With deft humor, the memoir traces Nell's island days and slowly reveals details of the life and people she has left behind in pursuit of her art. They pop up in her novel, as well, and in other fictional pieces that dot the book. It seems that there is nowhere Nell can run--an island or the pages of her notebook--to escape herself. With winning honesty and wit, Nell's race to finish her book slowly emerges as an irresistible narrative in its own right"--
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subject_facetAuthors, English -- 21st century -- Biography
Falkland Islands -- Description and travel
Fiction -- Authorship
Stevens, Nell, -- 1985-
title_displayBleaker house : chasing my novel to the end of the world
title_fullBleaker house : chasing my novel to the end of the world / Nell Stevens
title_shortBleaker house
title_subchasing my novel to the end of the world
topic_facetAuthors, English
Description and travel
Stevens, Nell