The Right to Write: An Invitation and Initiation Into the Writing Life

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Jeremy P. Tarcher/Putnam, 1999 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 236 pages
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What if everything we have been taught about learning to write was wrong? In The Right to Write, Julia Cameron's most revolutionary book, the author of the bestselling self-help guide The Artist's Way, asserts that conventional writing wisdom would have you believe in a false doctrine that stifles creativity. With the techniques and anecdotes in The Right to Write, readers learn to make writing a natural, intensely personal part of life. Cameron's instruction and examples include the details of the writing processes she uses to create her own bestselling books. She makes writing a playful and realistic as well as a reflective event. Anyone jumping into the writing life for the first time and those already living it will discover the art of writing is never the same after reading The Right to Write.

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Review: The Right to Write: An Invitation and Initiation into the Writing Life

User Review  - Geetanjali Mukherjee - Goodreads

General Comments: The book is written in an easy-to-digest style, with short chapters. Each chapter is about one aspect of the writing life, with an essay, and a prompt, to get started writing. I ... Read full review

Review: The Right to Write: An Invitation and Initiation into the Writing Life

User Review  - Sarah - Goodreads

Cameron's book has great bones and it includes many noteworthy writing assignments (termed Initiation Tools by the author) and the expected positive encouragement that a budding writer would require ... Read full review

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JULIA CAMERON has been an active artist for more than thirty years. She is the author of seventeen books, fiction and nonfiction, including "The Artist's Way, The Vein of Gold", and "The Right to Write", her bestselling works on the creative process. A novelist, playwright, songwriter, and poet, she has multiple credits in theater, film, and television. She divides her time between Manhattan and the high desert of New Mexico.

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