The Mystery of the Cleaning Lady

A Writer Looks at Obsession, Creativity and Neuroscience

By Sue Woolfe

In this book, bestselling Australian author Sue Woolfe tracks the journey of her novel, The Secret Cure, through her interest in theories about creativity from the field of neuroscience. Woolfe explores the relationship between mind and body, as well as how both inform the writing process. The book is designed to be a guide for emerging student writers, as well as readers interested in how the progress of an idea can develop in the hands of an acclaimed writer. The Mystery of the Cleaning Lady continues the work Woolfe started with Kate Grenville on books about writing, this time with the particular case study of a novel-in-progress.


145 pages

Publication Date: 5/1/2007
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781920694968