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

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Jeremy P. Tarcher/Putnam, 1998 - Self-Help - 236 pages
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WHAT IF EVERYTHING WE HAVE BEEN TAUGHT about learning to write is wrong? In The Right to Write, Julia Cameron's most revolutionary book, the author of such national bestsellers as The Artist's Way and The Vein of Gold asserts that conventional writing wisdom would have you believe in a doctrine that is false and that stifles creativity.

"It is human nature to write!" Cameron declares as she systematically dismantles the mythology surrounding the writing life in our culture. Instead of driving people away from what they desire most, she reveals the secrets of breaking loose from the grip of established thought processes. She demonstrates how anyone can unleash the wave of creativity striving to express itself within.

Through the techniques and illustrative stories in The Right to Write, readers are shown how to make writing a natural, intensely personal part of life. Cameron's instruction and examples include the details of her own writing processes while creating her best-selling books. Her tools make writing a playful and practical as well as profound experience.

For those jumping into the writing life for the first time and for those already living it, the art of writing will never be the same after reading Cameron's book. It is a provocative, thoughtful, and exciting work that readers will return to again and again, as they bear witness to the sheer unadulterated joy of putting words on the page.

Life-changing and transformative, The Right to Write will liberate and cultivate the writer residing within everyone.

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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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Let Yourself Write Invitation
Let Yourself Listen Invitation
The Time Lie Invitation
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About the author (1998)

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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