A Writer's Book of Days: A Spirited Companion and Lively Muse for the Writing Life

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New World Library, Aug 10, 2010 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 272 pages
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First published a decade ago, A Writer's Book of Days has become the ideal writing coach for thousands of writers. Newly revised, with new prompts, up-to-date Web resources, and more useful information than ever, this invaluable guide offers something for everyone looking to put pen to paper — a treasure trove of practical suggestions, expert advice, and powerful inspiration. Judy Reeves meets you wherever you may be on a given day with: • get-going prompts and exercises • insight into writing blocks • tips and techniques for finding time and creating space • ways to find images and inspiration • advice on working in writing groups • suggestions, quips, and trivia from accomplished practitioners Reeves's holistic approach addresses every aspect of what makes creativity possible (and joyful) — the physical, emotional, and spiritual. And like a smart, empathetic inner mentor, she will help you make every day a writing day.
 

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User Review  - quantum_flapdoodle - LibraryThing

A really good source for ideas when I'm having trouble getting started writing. The author provides a short topic for each day of the year; she also provides writing tips. Read full review

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User Review  - tjsjohanna - LibraryThing

This is a terrific book for getting a writer-wannabe writing. There is an abundance of discussion about writing itself - how to get motivated, how to write better, how to improve your writing habits ... Read full review

Contents

Body
11
Acknowledgments
241
Recommended Reading
243
About the Author
245
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Judy Reeves is a writer, teacher, and writing practice provocateur who has written four books on writing. Her work has appeared in magazines, journals, and anthologies and on the spoken word compilation First Friday: Year 3. She has edited several books and chapbooks, including Brown Bag Anthology, a collection of writings from the first five years of her writing practice groups at The Writing Center, a nonprofit literary arts organization, which she cofounded. In addition to leading writing practice groups, which she has done for over seventeen years, Judy holds private workshops, teaches at University of California San Diego Extension; San Diego Writers, Ink; and writing conferences internationally. She is a regular speaker at the Southern California Writers Conferences, where she is especially known for her lively, late-night Rogues read-and-critique workshops. In 2004, she cofounded San Diego Writers, Ink, with a committed group of volunteers, and served as its executive director.

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