Room to Write: Daily Invitations to a Writer's Life

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G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1996 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 206 pages
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What makes someone a writer? A writer writes, expressing the world through synthesis of mind and magic, sensuality and spirit. With both humor and reverence, Room to Write playfully prevails on us to experience the world through a writer's eyes, and respond to the creative sparks that charge good writing.

In two hundred daily essays, the author invites the reader--whether an experienced writer or someone just starting out--into the crucibles from which creative writing erupts: emotion, imagination, intellect, and soul. Once there, she urges the reader to grab a pen, grasp a keyboard, and seize the moment when perception fires revelation and language becomes art.

Each page features an essay exploring an aspect of the writing process, an exercise to get the reader writing, and a quotation to tickle the mind and keep the writing going. Ultimately, readers learn about how they write, and how to trust their intuition.

Room to Write is a collection of beguiling provocations, an irresistible invitation to all those who believe that writing, like any creative endeavor, is a way of life.

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Contents

BETWEEN THE LINES 49
WRITE OUT LOUD 55
BODY TALK 62
Copyright

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Bonni Goldberg is a poet and essayist. Her essays, articles, and poetry are widely published in newspapers, magazines, and journals, including The New York Times, The Baltimore Sun, Baltimore Jewish Times, Art Calendar, Washington Review, Antioch Review, Florida Review,and Maryland PoetryReview. She is the author of a chapbook, Myths: Second Sight and In Other Words, an audio tape. Bonni developed and coordinated the Creative Writing Program for Johns Hopkins University Continuing Studies and she founded and directed the 33 Literary Series in Baltimore, Maryland. She has been selected as an NEA artist in residence for Howard County, Maryland. Bonni received her B.A. and M.A. in creative writing from The Johns Hopkins University Writing Seminars.

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