Table of contents for The writing life / Ellen Gilchrist.

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Preface 000
Part One: Life
 The Middle Way 000
 The Shakespeare Group 000
 How Books Still Change Our Lives 000
 Casting My Lot with the Gypsies 000
 The Consolations of Art 000
 The Only Constant Is Change, and Yet, I Still Won't Use a
 Computer 000
 How I Got Stronger and Smarter Instead of Stupider and
 Sadder 000
Part Two: Writing
 How I Wrote a Book of Short Stories in Three Months 000
 Living in New York City 000
 The Sinking Ship 000
 Breaking the Rules 000
 In the Weather of the Heart 000
 A Writer Should Be Able to Write Anything 000
 Everyone Wants to Be a Writer 000
 "You Always Use Setbacks to Help You Play Better" 000
 Write What You Know 000
 Choosing the Books 000
 Learning to Teach Writing by Watching a Great Dance Teacher 
 Crisis in the Creative Writing Program 000
 Everyone Thinks They Are a Writer 000
 Why Is Rewriting So Hard? 000
 Sunday Morning 000
 Eudora Welty 000
 Another Hard Thing for a Writer to Learn to Handle 000
 How I Invented Traceleen 000
 How to Move Characters from One Place to Another 000
 How to Become Inspired 000
 Decons 000
 Learning to Teach 000
 The War with the Squirrels 000
 What They Write About 000
Part Three: Teaching
 Teaching, A Journal 000
 Teaching, A Journal (Continued) 000
 My Third Year 000
 Worrying 000
 Students 000
 The Ice Storm 000
 Creative Nonfiction (as Fiction) 000
 The Semester from Hell 000
 Drunks, Dope Addicts, and Losers, Characters My Students
 Give Me 000
 How Can I Help These Students Learn to Write? 000
 Onward 000
 Hitting a Snag in the Teaching Game 000
 Rip Van Winkle and the Unwanted Wings 000
 Teaching, A Journal (Continued) 000
 After Six Weeks of Classes 000
 The Geology Field Trip 000
 Monday at Dawn 000
 The Big Question 000
 The Tar Baby 000

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Gilchrist, Ellen, 1935-.
Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography.
Creative writing (Higher education).