The Writing Life

  • Linda Wagner-Martin
Part of the Literary Lives book series (LL)


Sylvia Plath trained all her life for her art. She read because, like many word people, she loved words and the arrangements of them. But before she was very old, she read to learn how to make those arrangements for herself. Her first small poem was published when she was eight; from that time on, she worked diligently — almost voraciously — to hone in on what made writers writers.


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© Linda Wagner-Martin 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • Linda Wagner-Martin
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  1. 1.University of North CarolinaChapel HillUSA

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