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A Hundred False Starts

Lecture no. 24 from the course: Great American Short Stories: A Guide for Writers and Readers

A Hundred False Starts

Taught by Professor Jennifer Cognard-Black | 34 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Literature & Language Courses

Even the greatest writers experience failure; the key is to fail creatively. Professor Cognard-Black closes the course with a look at the nature of publishing in today’s market, as well as how false starts and unfinished work can be a crucial part of the process of successful, fulfilling writing. As the careers of writers like F. Scott Fitzgerald and many others demonstrate, the most important skill a writer—or a reader—can have is perseverance.

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