Becoming a Writer
- Author:Dorothea Brande
- Brand:Brand: J. P. Tarcher, Inc
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- Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
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- Dimensions (in):5 x 0.5 x 8
- Publication Date:March 1, 1981
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A revised edition of a handbook for writers which offers guidance on developing writing habits and disciplines, combatting writer's block, reading to improve writing abilities, and various techniques which can be employed. With a new foreword by Malcolm Bradbury.
Even in 1934, Dorothea Brande knew that most writers didn't need another book on "technique" -- and this, before so many more would be published. No, she realized, as John Gardner notes in his foreword, "the root problems of the writer are personality problems," and thus her wise book is designed to simply help you get over yourself and start writing, with techniques ranging from a simple declaration to write every day at a fixed time -- no matter what -- to exercises that come close to inventing the TM and self-actualization movements that would follow a few decades later.
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