Pen on Fire: A Busy Woman's Guide to Igniting the Writer Within

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Oct 4, 2004 - Reference - 288 pages
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In her fifteen years of teaching, Barbara DeMarco-Barrett has found that the biggest stumbling block for aspiring writers (especially women) is not fear of the blank page but frustration with the lack of time. What woman doesn't have too much to do and too little time? Finding an hour free of work, children, or obligations can seem impossible.

But anyone can find fifteen minutes, whether you're sitting in traffic, waiting at a child's soccer practice, or watching the coffee drip. DeMarco-Barrett has created a practical, inspirational guide for fitting serious writing into those stolen moments. She offers writing exercises and techniques for generating ideas, as well as pragmatic advice from the well-known authors who appear on her radio show. With fifteen minutes a day, she can help you to ignite your pen and become the writer you have always wanted to be.
 

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A creative writing teacher for 15 years and host of the radio show Writers on Writing, DeMarco-Barrett knows the writerly type. Her book perfectly combines inspiration and practical advice, with the ... Read full review

Contents

before you begin
getting started
tools rituals
mining your life
craft
overcoming the obstacles
living the life
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Spine
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Barbara DeMarco-Barrett teaches creative writing at University of California-Irvine and hosts the weekly radio show, "Writers on Writing," on NPR affiliate KUCI. She is a frequent contributor to the Los Angeles Times, The Writer, and Poets & Writers, among other publications, and is editor of The ASJA Monthly, the official publication of the American Society of Journalists and Authors. She lives in Southern California.

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