Well, you've had a chance to see for yourself this week what sort of essays you'll find in Tin House's The Writer's Notebook: Craft Essays from Tin House. In addition to Susan Bell's memorable essay on The Great Gatsby, you can check out Dorothy Allison, Jim Shepard, Aimee Bender, D. A. Powell, and others break down elements of craft and share insights into their own writing. With how-tos, close readings, and personal anecdotes, The Writer's Notebook offers all writers useful advice and inspiration. Included is a CD of workshop discussions and panels.
Some of the other terrific writers in this collection include Rick Bass, Kate Bernheimer, Lucy Corin, Tom Grimes, Matthea Harvey, Anna Keesey, Jim Krusoe, Margot Livesey, Antonya Nelson, Chris Offutt, and Peter Rock.
We're very pleased to be able to offer a copy of The Writer's Notebook, courtesy of Tin House, to a lucky TEV reader. Everyone knows the drill - drop an email, subject line "I'M CRAFTY", and include your full mailing address, please. We'll take all entries until Sunday, May 31 at 7 p.m. PST, at which time the Random Number Generator will break all hearts but one. Until then ...
UPDATE: Congratulations to Ned Resnikoff, winner of one of our most contested giveaways to date!