The silver moon : reflections on life, death and writing / Bryce Courtenay.Material type: BookPublisher: Melbourne, Vic. Penguin Books Australia, 2014Description: xv, 123 pages ; 21 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780670078264; 0670078263.Subject(s): Courtenay, Bryce, 1933-2012 | Authors, Australian -- 21st century -- Anecdotes | Authors, Australian -- 20th century -- Anecdotes | Reflections in literature | Death | Authorship -- Study and teachingDDC classification: A823.3
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Each of us has a place to return to in our minds, a place of clarity and peace, a place to think, to create, to dream. For Bryce Courtenay this place was a waterhole in Africa where he used to escape to as a boy, in search of solitude. One evening, while lingering there, he witnessed the tallest of the great beasts drinking from the waterhole in the moonlight, and was spellbound. Ever since, he drew inspiration from this moment.The Silver Moon gathers together some of the most personal and sustaining life-lessons from Australia's favourite storyteller. In short stories and insights, many written in his final months, Bryce reflects on living and dying, and how through determination, respect for others and taking pleasure in small moments of joy, he lived life to the fullest.From practical advice on how to write a bestseller to general inspiration on how to realise your dreams, The Silver Moon celebrates Bryce Courtenay's lifelong passion for storytelling, language and the creative process, and brings us closer to the man behind the bestsellers.
The thinking well -- Where the giraffe comes to drink from the silver bowl of the moon -- Timmy : the dog of dogs -- I believe this -- Muschka : the needy one -- Words -- This talk is about words -- The doorstop -- How to write a work of popular fiction -- The thing that makes me happiest -- Tap-dancing facts -- Music -- The unfortunate process of dying slowly -- And God created a flower and named it after the sun.
A collection of life lessons in short stories and essays, including practical advice on how to write to inspiration on how to realise your dreams.
The Silver Moon gathers together some of the most personal and sustaining life-lessons from Australia's favourite storyteller. In short stories and insights, many written in his final months, Bryce reflects on living and dying, and how through determination, respect for others and taking pleasure in small moments of joy, he tried to make the most out of life.
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