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If You Want to Write: A Book about Art, Independence and Spirit

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But we must try to find our True Conscience, our True Self, the very Center, for this is the only first-rate choice-making center. Here lies all originality, talent, honor, truthfulness, courage and cheerfulness. Here lies the ability to choose the good and the grand, the true and the beautiful.

In her ninety-three remarkable years, Brenda Ueland published six million words. She said she had two rules she followed absolutely: to tell the truth, and not to do anything she didn't want to do. Her integrity shines throughout If You Want to Write, her bestselling classic on the process of writing that has already inspired

thousands to find their own creative center. Carl Sandburg called this book "the best book ever written about how to write." Yet Ueland reminds us that "whenever I say 'writing' in this book, I also mean anything that you love and want to do or make."

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In her 93 remarkable years, veteran freelance writer, memoirist, and writing teacher Brenda Ueland published some six million words. She once said there were two simple rules that she followed absolutely: to tell the truth, and not do anything she didn't want to do. Such integrity both distinguishes and defines If You Want to Write, her bestselling classic that first appeared in the late 1930s and has inspired thousands to find their own creative center. As Carl Sandburg once remarked, Ueland's primer is "the best book ever written on how to write."

About the Author

Brenda Ueland was born in Minneapolis in 1891. She published three books, including Me (an autobiography) and Strength to Your Sword Arm: Selected Writings, as well as several articles and short stories. A widely acclaimed teacher of writing for many years, Ueland was knighted by the King of Norway and set an international swimming record (for over-80-year-olds). She died in 1985.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781555972608
Subtitle:
A Book about Art, Independence and Spirit
Author:
Ueland, Brenda
Author:
Codrescu, Andrei
Publisher:
Graywolf Press
Location:
St. Paul :
Subject:
Writing Skills
Subject:
English language
Subject:
Composition and exercises
Subject:
Authorship
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing
Subject:
Creative writing
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing - General
Edition Number:
Graywolf pbk. ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
1304-4
Publication Date:
20070626
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Pages:
180
Dimensions:
7.92x6.36x.60 in. .52 lbs.

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In her 93 remarkable years, veteran freelance writer, memoirist, and writing teacher Brenda Ueland published some six million words. She once said there were two simple rules that she followed absolutely: to tell the truth, and not do anything she didn't want to do. Such integrity both distinguishes and defines If You Want to Write, her bestselling classic that first appeared in the late 1930s and has inspired thousands to find their own creative center. As Carl Sandburg once remarked, Ueland's primer is "the best book ever written on how to write."

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