Escaping Into the Open: The Art of Writing True
Elizabeth Berg touches women's lives with heartbreakingly funny and true novels -- including the New York Times bestseller Talk Before Sleep -- that distinctly capture the essence of their lives. Now this critically acclaimed author and writing instructor offers an inspiring, practical handbook on the joys, challenges, and creative possibilities inherent in the writing life.
Both autobiography and primer, Escaping into the Open interweaves Elizabeth Berg's story of her own journey from working mother to published novelist with encouraging advice on how to create stories that spring from deep within the heart.
With wit and honesty, Elizabeth Berg provides numerous exercises that will unleash individual creativity and access and utilize all of the senses. Most important, she tells how to fire passion -- emotion -- into writing itself; to break through personal barriers and reach one's own outer limits and beyond.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - AlekG - LibraryThing
One of my favorite books on writing, sure to be a classic, like Brenda Uelands, "If You Want to Write." It's a good balance between inspiration, writing exercises, biography, as well as practical ... Read full review
Review: Escaping into the Open: The Art of Writing TrueUser Review - Sharon - Goodreads
I love it when authors I admire write about how they write. This is a compact book that describes a bit of Berg's process and provides ideas for budding writers - everything from setting up your work ... Read full review
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