Bang The Keys

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DK Publishing, Jan 1, 2009 - Reference - 256 pages
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Attention aspiring and working writers alike! Finish your work in four easy steps with this explosion of inspiration. How can aspiring writers-whether aiming for a short story, novel, or play-gain the confidence they need to follow through on their creative visions The answer can be found in this book by a writing coach and university writing professor whose "Bang the Keys" workshop stems from an innovative four-step system that offers practical advice for demonstrated results every time. Step 1: Begin with the strongest idea. Step 2: Arrange the work into a concrete shape. Step 3: Nurture the project with love, so that others can love it, too. Step 4: Go finish, and then let it go so it may live independently in the world. Also included are practical writing exercises that will give readers the tools and the inspiration to finish the writing projects they start ... or bust their fingers trying!

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The full title of this book is "Bang the Keys: four steps to a lifelong writing practice." It's a very new release, and I received it last fall as part of a prize pack from Writer's Digest. My only ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Jill Dearman has been a fascinated student of the signs and planets since childhood. She has written professionally about astrology for numerous publications since 1990. The study of the stars led her to the study of human nature, and she has worked volunteer or part time as an HIV counselor throughout the 1990s.
She is also a playwright, screenwriter, and filmmaker, with many lurid credits to her name. Her short film "The Great Bravura," a magician's tale, has been screened at several festivals, and she is currently developing a feature-length version of the story, which she hopes to film in the twenty-first century.
She spins her web in New York City, but in her frequent moments of pomposity, views herself as a "citizen of the world." You can visit Jill Dearman's Web site at

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