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First published a decade ago, A Writer's Book of Days has become the ideal writing coach for thousands of writers. Newly revised, with new prompts, up-to-date Web resources, and more useful information than ever, this invaluable guide offers something for everyone looking to put pen to paper — a treasure trove of practical suggestions, expert advice, and powerful inspiration. Judy Reeves meets you wherever you may be on a given day with: • get-going prompts and exercises • insight into writing blocks • tips and techniques for finding time and creating space • ways to find images and inspiration • advice on working in writing groups • suggestions, quips, and trivia from accomplished practitioners Reeves's holistic approach addresses every aspect of what makes creativity possible (and joyful) — the physical, emotional, and spiritual. And like a smart, empathetic inner mentor, she will help you make every day a writing day.

Topics: Creativity, Writers, Writing, Inspirational, Tips & Tricks, Healthy Habits, and Guides

Published: New World Library on Aug 10, 2010
ISBN: 9781577313120
List price: $18.95
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Great Book!
very helpful and inspiring!
give yourself the gift of reading this book and help
your inner writer discover the true artist it has always been!
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Really like the way this book is laid out. I have used this book to teach creative writing workshops for several years. One prompt for every day of the year plus very short chapters on a variety of topics. What is great is that you can continue to use the book year after year, because though the book does not change, YOU do!read more
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Great Book!
very helpful and inspiring!
give yourself the gift of reading this book and help
your inner writer discover the true artist it has always been!
Is this review helpful? Yes | NoThank you for your feedback.
A wonderful resource and a fun read.
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Really like the way this book is laid out. I have used this book to teach creative writing workshops for several years. One prompt for every day of the year plus very short chapters on a variety of topics. What is great is that you can continue to use the book year after year, because though the book does not change, YOU do!
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Great book full of writing exercises and inspiring notes.
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Reeves has put together a book with a lot of good prompts - they are short and not overly specific, and she's given one for every day of the year. Interspersed with these are bits of advice on finding time to write, being in and running writers' groups, avoiding writers' block (or getting stuck, as you like), and on generating new material. Some of the suggestions stray widely into the bizarre, such as when she suggests you walk around naked in your backyard; others are much more practical, such as keeping a notebook with you at all times and making notes of others' writing that particularly strikes you. Reeves advocates something called "writing practice" where every day you spend time writing freely and messily without editing or revising. This generates a body of material that can be mined and refined for stories, novels, essays, and the like. She places particular emphasis on silencing your inner critic and editor during these sessions, and saving those functions for later on. One notes, however, that the "later on" didn't quite occur with some of the passages in this book - there are some rather glaring typos, misused words, and odd sentence fragments that feel accidental rather than deliberate. It's distracting, especially in a book on writing.My main criticism of this book is that it takes on a familiar, touchy-feely vibe, not only with the nakedness, but also with its emphasis on how emotional writing is supposed to be and how in touch with one's feelings one ought to become. Reeves doesn't do a good job of expressing these things in a fresh way, and she's repetitive. She's also sort of the Martha Stewart of writing, with baskets of postcards and cut-up lists of sentences and words printed on card stock and whatnot. If you're trying to hold down a day job while you're writing, a significant portion of her advice is maybe not going to be so useful to you.Overall, though, it's a good resource, and I've found her prompts a lot more helpful than those in other, similar books - many have prompts that are either super-specific, totally ridiculous, or both, locking you into a factual scenario rather than opening up possibilities. Reeves's don't do that. That alone probably makes the book worth the price.
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This is a terrific book for getting a writer-wannabe writing. There is an abundance of discussion about writing itself - how to get motivated, how to write better, how to improve your writing habits, how to access your "inner muse". But in addition (and what was most appealing to me) there are writing prompts for every day of the year, along with monthly writing session. While I may not ever become a published writer, I have appreciated Ms. Reeves' book for getting me writing.
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