Book Reviews

Review: Becoming a Writer – Dorothea Brande

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

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Writer’s Challenges: from Solitude to Work

Here we conclude our look at the main challenges writers face and what you can do to help yourself deal with them. This list is extracted from Living the Writer’s Life by Eric Maisel, and it isn’t exhaustive. You won’t experience all of these and you may have other challenges that aren’t on the list.… Continue reading Writer’s Challenges: from Solitude to Work

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Writer’s Challenges: from Language to Rejection

We continue our look at the main challenges writers face and what you can do to help yourself deal with them. This list is extracted from Living the Writer’s Life by Eric Maisel, and it isn’t exhaustive. You won’t experience all of these and you may have other challenges that aren’t on the list. I’ve… Continue reading Writer’s Challenges: from Language to Rejection

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Writer’s Challenges: from Discipline to Imagination

We continue our look at the main challenges writers face and what you can do to help yourself deal with them. This list is extracted from Living the Writer’s Life by Eric Maisel, and it isn’t exhaustive. You won’t experience all of these and you may have other challenges that aren’t on the list. I’ve… Continue reading Writer’s Challenges: from Discipline to Imagination

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Writer’s Challenges: from Career to Criticism

Here we continue our look at the main challenges writers face and what you can do to help yourself deal with them. This list is extracted from Living the Writer’s Life by Eric Maisel, and it isn’t exhaustive. You won’t experience all of these and you may have other challenges that aren’t on the list.… Continue reading Writer’s Challenges: from Career to Criticism

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Writer’s Challenges: from Addiction to Boredom

In Living the Writer’s Life, Eric Maisel lists 60 of the main challenges writers face and what you can do to help yourself deal with them. The list isn’t exhaustive and many of them interconnect or relate to each other. You won’t experience all of these and you may have other challenges that aren’t on… Continue reading Writer’s Challenges: from Addiction to Boredom

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Review: Fearless Creating by Eric Maisel

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