The Writer’s Bookshelf: Recommended References and Writing Resources (Episode 44: Discussing “From Where You Dream” by Robert Olen Butler)

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Remember that dream you had about Santa Claus disciplining his elves with a giant candy cane? Not the one at the North Pole, but the one at that New York department store? Yeah, that’s not what we’re talking about today.

Welcome back to The Writer’s Bookshelf. Today, we’re looking at From Where You Dream by Robert Olen Butler (transcribed and edited by Janet Burroway), a book about yet another approach to writing that’s neither for plotters nor pantsers. In this case, this book is for the dreamers.

Check out our one-sided conversation in this video.

Note: I’m pretty sure I was tired when I recorded this episode, and the energy I display in it shows. You may need to plan for session viewing in this case. Finish the video, but I understand if you do it over several sittings. Probably makes sense that I also have little energy as I write this article. Fortunately, the book is more energetic.

From Where You Dream: The Process of Writing Fiction

by Robert Olen Butler, Edited by Janet Burroway

Website (Robert Olen Butler)

Website (Janet Burroway)

Amazon Metadata:

·  Paperback : 288 pages

·  ISBN-10 : 0802142575

·  ISBN-13 : 978-0802142573  

·  Publisher : Grove Press; Reprint edition (January 9, 2006)

Check out other entries in the Writer’s Bookshelf series here.

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