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What makes someone a writer? A writer writes, expressing the world through synthesis of mind and magic, sensuality and spirit. With both humor and reverence, Room to Write playfully prevails on us to experience the world through a writer's eyes, and respond to the creative sparks that charge good writing.

In two hundred daily essays, the author invites the reader--whether an experienced writer or someone just starting out--into the crucibles from which creative writing erupts: emotion, imagination, intellect, and soul. Once there, she urges the reader to grab a pen, grasp a keyboard, and seize the moment when perception fires revelation and language becomes art.

Each page features an essay exploring an aspect of the writing process, an exercise to get the reader writing, and a quotation to tickle the mind and keep the writing going. Ultimately, readers learn about how they write, and how to trust their intuition.

Room to Write is a collection of beguiling provocations, an irresistible invitation to all those who believe that writing, like any creative endeavor, is a way of life.

About the Author

Bonni Goldberg is a poet and essayist. Her essays, articles, and poetry are widely published in newspapers, magazines, and journals, including The New York Times, The Baltimore Sun, Baltimore Jewish Times, Art Calendar, Washington Review, Antioch Review, Florida Review,and Maryland PoetryReview. She is the author of a chapbook, Myths: Second Sight and In Other Words, an audio tape. Bonni developed and coordinated the Creative Writing Program for Johns Hopkins University Continuing Studies and she founded and directed the 33 Literary Series in Baltimore, Maryland. She has been selected as an NEA artist in residence for Howard County, Maryland. Bonni received her B.A. and M.A. in creative writing from The Johns Hopkins University Writing Seminars.

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MK Karni, August 21, 2012 (view all comments by MK Karni)
I only use 3 books to teach writing. This is one of them.
I still use it regularly for my own writing practice!
It has some of the best short writing prompts and is thoughtful and encouraging for beginning and experienced writers.
Highly recommended
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780874778250
Author:
Goldberg, Bonni
Publisher:
Tarcher
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Rhetoric
Subject:
Authorship
Subject:
Publishing
Subject:
Creativity
Subject:
REFERENCE / Publishing
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Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
number 4
Publication Date:
19960431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
6.42x5.65x.63 in. .40 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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