Dona Munker: Writing a Biography

      ~ Writing a Biography ~
      STALKING THE ELEPHANT
      About Writing Biography and Imagining a Life

THERE'S STILL TIME TO REGISTER FOR THE 2018 BIO CONFERENCE!

May 5, 2018

Tags: Biographers International

    You can even register on May 19, the day of the conference. For a few reasons why you should, click here.

   Update for 2018 BIO conference attendees: In response to the enthusiasm that greeted the announcement of our well-stocked book table, our partner, Merritt Bookstore of Millbrook, New York, will offer all books at 10% off the retail price as a courtesy to our members. The book table will be open from 10 AM until 5:30 PM on May 19 on the Concourse level at the City University of New York Graduate Center. For a complete list of titles, visit the Merritt Bookstore website.

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    The disciple of a famous sculptor came upon his master carving an elephant from a huge, shapeless chunk of stone. "Master," cried the disciple, "What splendor! What realism! What insight! How do you do it?" "Simple," replied the sculptor. "You just cut away everything that isn't elephant."

    Stalking the Elephant is a blog about creating an elephant from a chunk of stone, a.k.a. writing a biography.

    It's also about the biographer's writing life (well, mine, anyway) and a work in progress, SARA AND ERSKINE, AN AMERICAN ROMANCE. This is an intimate reconstruction of the life of SARA BARD FIELD, a World War One-era minister's wife, suffragist, and poet, and her extraordinary affair with an outspoken attorney, philosophical anarchist, and Renaissance man CHARLES ERSKINE SCOTT WOOD.

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    This couple takes up a lot of time (not to mention a lot of oxygen), and since I don't have a regular posting schedule, the best way to receive updates is to sign up to be notified when I post something new.

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    Sidebar Photo Credit: Elephant Country Web


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