Wednesday, March 15, 2006
USEFUL WRITING DISTRACTIONS - Number Five
READING BOOKS ABOUT WRITING
My current top five are (in no particular order):
Al Alvarez, The Writer's Voice
Annie Dillard, The Writing Life
Brenda Ueland, If You Want To Write
Natalie Goldberg, Wild Mind
Susan Wooldridge, Poemcrazy
Any other suggestions welcome...!
And my writing prompt for today comes from a quote by Barbara Kingsolver, which probably puts trying to make sense of all of the above into perspective! It is: Close the door. Write with no one looking over your shoulder. Don't try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say. It's the one and only thing you have to offer.
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