Becoming a Writer by Dorothea Brande is a classic in the field of self-help for writers. It was originally published in 1934 and has been much imitated since. It’s similar in intent to Writing Down the Bones and aims to get you writing by tapping into your inner genius. Sounds great, but is it worth… Continue reading Review: Becoming a Writer – Dorothea Brande
Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within by Natalie Goldberg is a collection of short reflections on writing designed to help you become a better writer. The advice and inspiration is rooted in the practice of Zen but you don’t need to know anything about Buddhism to benefit from it. There are many similarities… Continue reading Review: Writing Down the Bones – Natalie Goldberg
Fearless Creating is a step-by-step guide to starting and completing your work of art, written by psychotherapist and creativity coach Eric Maisel. The book is packed with inspiration and guidance on the creative process and the problems you’re likely to come across along the way. It breaks the process down into six stages and goes… Continue reading Review: Fearless Creating by Eric Maisel
A big thank you to Carol Hughes who got in touch to let me know how she was getting on with Free Your Pen. It’s always good to hear from readers and even better when they say your writing has helped. I’m so glad Carol has found hope and courage through practising mind training with her… Continue reading Reader review: Free Your Pen is a wonderful book!
A selection of recommended books on Writing. These are some of the books I’ve found particularly helpful over the years. There are longer reviews attached via links, and more to come… Christopher Booker – The Seven Basic Plots This fantastic and fascinating book provides a comprehensive answer to the age-old question of whether there are… Continue reading Writing Bookshelf