A Year of Writing Dangerously: 365 Days of Inspiration and Encouragement

In this collection of anecdotes, lessons, quotes and prompts, Abercrombie provides a delightfully varied cornucopia of inspiration — nuts-and-bolts solutions, hand-holding commiseration and epiphany-fueling insights from fellow writers.

A Year of Writing Dangerously: 365 Days of Inspiration and Encouragement

by Barbara Abercrombie — 

Through her years of teaching writing at UCLA Extension, Abercrombie has heard from students that writing is painful, scary — even dangerous — so she set out to help writers feel safe; to help them figure out how to write the truth about real events or to transform truth into fiction; and to encourage and help them understand that they are not alone in their fears.

In this collection of anecdotes, lessons, quotes and prompts, Abercrombie provides a delightfully varied cornucopia of inspiration — nuts-and-bolts solutions, hand-holding commiseration and epiphany-fueling insights from fellow writers.

These contributors include Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winners and her students who have gone from paralyzed to published.

The book is filled with juicy literary stories and the innermost thoughts about creativity from this wide variety of writers, along with time-tested writing advice and exercises that will jump-start writers as they struggle with the challenge of being creative every day.

$16.95 — New World Library, 14 Pamaron Way, Novato, CA 94949.

 

Reprinted from AzNetNews, Volume 31, Number 4, August/September 2012.

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