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Courage and Craft: Writing Your Life Into Story

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ISBN13: 9781577316015
ISBN10: 1577316010
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This book is for anyone who has always wanted to write about their life, but wondered how to get started, how to keep going, and whether its even worth it. Veteran author and teacher Barbara Abercrombie explains how to put the messy details of the typical life into orderly, clear, and meaningful form. In reader-friendly language, she describes how to keep a journal, craft a personal essay, or write a memoir, autobiography, or work of fiction. The book includes lessons to embolden writers and practical guidelines for getting published, as well as a guide explaining how to “get real” with oneself as a writer and with ones expectations of getting published. Courage and Craft gives a nuts-and-bolts overview of the personal writing genre, exercises to keep the inner critic at bay, inspiration from writers whove been there, and practical advice for getting those words on the page and out into the world.

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MK Karni, August 21, 2012 (view all comments by MK Karni)
If you own only one book on the craft of writing this should be it.
If you want to start out writing, start here.
I don't like to read books about writing since I feel it's the worst form of procrastination that a writer can indulge in, but here I would make an exception and recommend this book for its wisdom, encouragement, exercises and ideas. This book helped me more than once overcome blocks and gave me inspiration to keep writing.
Written with heart and with both feet on the ground, it is the most useful writing book I've read, ever.
If you ever dreamed of writing, just buy it and read it.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781577316015
Publisher:
New World Library
Subject:
Creativity
Author:
Abercrombie, Barbara
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing - Nonfiction
Subject:
Autobiography
Subject:
Authorship
Subject:
Autobiography -- Authorship.
Subject:
SELF-HELP / Creativity
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20070831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 in 7.5 oz

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This book is for anyone who has always wanted to write about their life, but wondered how to get started, how to keep going, and whether its even worth it. Veteran author and teacher Barbara Abercrombie explains how to put the messy details of the typical life into orderly, clear, and meaningful form. In reader-friendly language, she describes how to keep a journal, craft a personal essay, or write a memoir, autobiography, or work of fiction. The book includes lessons to embolden writers and practical guidelines for getting published, as well as a guide explaining how to “get real” with oneself as a writer and with ones expectations of getting published. Courage and Craft gives a nuts-and-bolts overview of the personal writing genre, exercises to keep the inner critic at bay, inspiration from writers whove been there, and practical advice for getting those words on the page and out into the world.
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