New PDF release: A Writer's Book of Days: A Spirited Companion and Lively

By Judy Reeves

ISBN-10: 1577311000

ISBN-13: 9781577311003

Playwright and editor Judy Reeves has taught writing, led inventive writing workshops, and took part in writing teams for years. A Writer’s ebook of Days is a compilation of all that she’s discovered from getting jointly to jot down with folks. She says, “the e-book happened simply because I observed the variation ongoing, usual perform can make in a writer’s life.” perform makes excellent, and this booklet makes perform effortless through delivering writers and would-be writers with stimulating issues, worthy guide, per thirty days directions, dozens of inspiring costs, writerly lore, and tips for distinct writing periods resembling marathons, cafe writing, and alternative ways to make the paintings of writing extra inventive and enjoyable.

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The Effects of Writing Practice I've been leading writing-practice groups for over five years, two and three times a week, and writing marathons that run long hours, and I always write along with the others. I have also participated in countless practice sessions alone, with various writing partners, and with a mélange of writing groups. Here's what I know: On any given day, a writer can write the best she's ever written, or she can compose a piece that's clunky and misshapen and downright embarrassing in its black-and-white awfulness.

189 Beyond Practice A Field Trip to the Library 191 December Guideline 12 Date Your Page and Write the Topic at the Top 194 How to Start a Writing-Practice Group 195 How Writing Heals 196 Dance with Your Shadows 198 Writing Goals 199 The Writing Life Writers on Why They Write 201 Create Your Own Writing Topics 202 Work Schedule, 19321933 Henry Miller Miscellanea 204 Find Support for Your Writing Life 205 It's All Copy 207 Beyond Practice Writing Retreats 209 Recommended Reading 213 About the Author 215 < previous page page_xiii next page > < previous page page_xix next page > Page xix painting word pictures, spinning and reeling stories, remembering and recording, all aboard the magic ride of imagination.

That irresistible urge that brought you to the page in the first place will be fulfilled. The longing stilled. Even if you continue to need a day job to support yourself and most of us will your spirit will be glad. I also found that it's easier to begin the writing when a prompt is supplied like someone providing the music when you want to dance. So this book contains a writing-practice topic for every day of the year plus a few extras. Many of these topics have been used by the Tuesday Brown Baggers or the Thursday Writers' Group, or in any of a dozen writing marathons.

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