Writing Toward Home: Tales and Lessons to Find Your Way
Here is a personal and compassionate book for everyone writers, poets, teachers, lovers of life, and especially those seeking to find their writing voices again or for the first time. It is an autobiographical travelogue moving from a volcano in Hawaii to Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and places in between, with writing at its heart.
Writing Toward Home offers practical advice on overcoming some of the obstacles writers of all ages face: writer's block, fear of rejection, confronting silencing critics in your head, finding the time to write. Each short chapter speaks to the larger truths about writing and how to truly live the writer's life: how to become more of a risk taker, how to excavate the past as a source, and how to become an acute observer of the world.
Writing Toward Home is a book that will remind you-and help you remind your students-that the true source of writing is the creative self. In this fast culture when most people have so little time to do anything but menial tasks, it will jumpstart you, it will awaken to you the journey within, it will make you want to write.
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Review: Writing Toward Home: Tales and Lessons to Find Your WayUser Review - Sara - Goodreads
This was one of my favorites, too. Perhaps it's time for a reread. I still use some of her illustrations from that book in my writing instruction. Read full review
Review: Writing Toward Home: Tales and Lessons to Find Your WayUser Review - Bob - Goodreads
An amazing book! It is at once motivational and practical. It inspires you to write and gives you wonderful recommendations on how to write. It is very easy to read and chapter style is perfect for ... Read full review
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