A Work in Progress: Exercises in Writing

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Margreet Dietz, 2010 - Self-Help - 160 pages
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A writer will do anything to avoid the act of writing, William Zinsser wrote in his classic On Writing Well. To improve as writers we have to hone our skills by putting words on the page, consistently. The 33 exercises in this book will help you do just that. In the process, you will produce a draft for your own book and decide to complete that other manuscript you have been wrestling with.A Work in Progress: Exercises in Writing started as a personal challenge that helped me win the struggle with my first book Running Shoes Are a Girl's Best Friend. Combining advice and encouragement from my favourite books on writing I committed to producing 2000 words a day for 10 consecutive days. I wrote for quantity and found the result had potential quality. This is my third book. Let's get started on yours!

Praise for A Work in Progress:

"Its crossover appeal alone-existing as a book about both writing and running...-enlarges its potential audience and affords the author a chance to explore her own process, a chance I feel is pretty significant. She does a great job of it, too, at times overtly and other times almost subversively... It's material I can consult linearly or, more delightfully, in single scoops, and it fits in my pocket so I can carry it to a favourite reflection spot."- Writer's Digest on A Work in Progress: Exercises in Writing

 

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Margreet Dietz is an author and novelist. A professional journalist since 1996, she reported for Bloomberg News from Brussels, Toronto and Sydney, and worked as a copy-editor at The Australian Financial Review in Sydney. Her articles on business and finance have been published in newspapers worldwide, while her features on running and triathlon have appeared in endurance sports magazines in Australia and Canada since 2006. She is the author of four non-fiction books, a volume of poetry and a novel.

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