A Writer's Workbook: Daily Exercises for the Writing Life
Aspiring doctors have medical school. Karate students have belts of different colors. Pianists have scales and arpeggios. But what system do writers have for getting and staying "in shape," to help them focus, practice, and make progress?
A Writer's Workbook is Caroline Sharp's ingenious collection of exercises to inspire, encourage, warm up, and jump-start anyone who writes. A wise and funny friend who will cheerlead you through even your darkest can't-write days and "every idea I've ever had is awful" nights, she provides encouraging suggestions, hilarious observations, and an amazingly vivid catalogue of writers' neuroses (with advice on overcoming them, of course).
From "Roget's Resume" and "Emulating Ernest" to "End Well," "The Rewrite Rut," and "Dear John," the exercises in this generous, wry workbook will keep your ideas fresh, your mind open, and your pen moving.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
What Do You Think?
To Outline or Not to Outline?
Dont Know Much Geography But I Should
If Breakfast Be the Meal of Love
Objects of Desire
Writers Block or Surviving
Triple DareTriple Scare or How Low Will You Go?
Plot Plot Fizz Fizz
The Rewrite Rut or My Names Russell
Your Daily Grind
The Time of Their Lives
About the Author
Other editions - View all
basic become believe better writer Billy Woods book and movie Brian Helgeland Bridget Jones Caroline Sharp chance character character's coffee create daily grind Deadland death scene Describe detail draft dream dyslexia example exercise experience feel fictional Here's Idea Book imagination inspiration Italo Calvino journal pages Kill Devil Hill Kojak LAST THOUGHT lawyer lifetime listen live look meal mean never novel observe Oliver Twist Orville outline Perhaps person pick picture piece of paper play plot Purposes remember Scarlett O'Hara Scott Fitzgerald screenplay Sharon Olds short stories sound spend Starsky and Hutch stuff style talk television tell Telly Savalas things thirty minutes tion trip voice want to write watch what's Wilbur Wright Brothers writer's block Writer's Workbook writing group wrote