Writing to Change the World
From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Reviving Ophelia, Another Country, and The Shelter of Each Other comes an inspirational book that shows how words can change the world.
Words are the most powerful tools at our disposal. With them, writers have saved lives and taken them, brought justice and confounded it, started wars and ended them. Writers can change the way we think and transform our definitions of right and wrong.
Writing to Change the World is a beautiful paean to the transformative power of words. Encapsulating Mary Pipher's years as a writer and therapist, it features rousing commentary, personal anecdotes, memorable quotations, and stories of writers who have helped reshape society. It is a book that will shake up readers' beliefs, expand their minds, and possibly even inspire them to make their own mark on the world.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Kassilem - LibraryThing
I read this book for my college English class and enjoyed it so much I finished it early. It is not a book about how to write, but on how to use writing to "change the world". As a writer myself ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - LivelyLady - LibraryThing
The author writes about the importance as well as the how-to in order to write and speak to change your world. I liked how she used her experience as a therapist as a backdrop for some of her points ... Read full review
What We Alone Can Say
WRITING TO CONNECT
WHAT YOU ALONE CAN SAY
GROWING OUR SOULS
The Writing Process
DIVING INGETTING STARTED
BLOGSA REVOLUTIONARY NEW TOOL
MUSIC AND POETRY
SEEKING STILLNESSINSPIRING ACTION
THE PSYCHOLOGY OF CHANGE
SWIMMING ALONGTHE WRITING PROCESS
POINT OF VIEW