"A MARVELOUSLY PRAGMATIC INITIATION TO THE ART OF WRITING."--DOROTHY ALLISON Author of "Bastard Out of Carolina "[A] SUCCINCT AND WARMHEARTED AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL MEDITATION ON THE WRITING LIFE.""--Publishers Weekly "Terry Brooks is adamant about dedicating oneself to the craft, while showing awe and humility for the creative process. . . . Every serious writer should refer to this book regularly for inspiration as well as solid crafting advice."--ELIZABETH ENGSTROM CRATTY Director, Maui Writers Retreat"A wise, warm-hearted book--part autobiography, part how-to-do-it manual, with some amazingly candid behind-the-scenes material . . . Fantasy fans, novice writers, and even veteran pros will learn plenty from it."--ROBERT SILVERBERG Award-winning author of the Majipoor Chronicles "From the Trade Paperback edition.