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Becoming a Writer has ratings and reviews. Daniel said: Holy crap, Dorothea Brande, why the hell is your book almost completely forgotten?I g. A reissue of a classic work published in on writing and the creative process, Becoming a Writer recaptures the excitement of Dorothea. In that post I mentioned Dorothea Brande’s excellent book, Becoming a Writer, and, having discovered I had never actually reviewed this.

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In fact, any writer who has dabbled a little bit in the so-called “spiritual arts” would be capable of putting together a how-to treatise on writing, painting, dancing, or any other form of creativity, a how-to-do book on writing just by filling it with Buddhist sound-bites. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App.

I know I say this every time, but this is one of the best books I’ve read about writing. More importantly, it far surpasses even the most famous and best-loved books on writing that have come since. When artists get themselves in balance, both their writing and thei Without exception, this is my very favorite book on writing.

Even with pages and pages devoted to the writer getting in touch with his unconscious mind, there’s nothing namby-pamby about “Becoming a Writer.

But the part that really stood out for me was her discussion of genius. This is a duplicate, slightly revised, of the Amazon review I wrote back in In order to gain anything from reading it, the reader is required to undertake certain exercises.

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bdande Becoming a Writer Dorothea Brande Limited preview – Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. When I am awake I am not unconscious. Besides, reading is much easier than writing. She says that writers should think of themselves as split personalities: Brande writes about how to confront your fears and doubts, how to get your mind in a place to be productive, and how to balance your inner editor against your inner creative.


It will renew your creativity, and help you remember why creating is worth confronting those fears and insecurities. Peter T Knight Limited preview – There is not much to be said necoming the recommendation, so often heard, to serve an apprenticeship to journalism if you intend to write fiction.

Aug 24, Dana. Worse, I’ve been led to believe that writers are born, not made, and that the great writers I’ve known were geniuses who had been gifted with this rare ability to write well with ease and spontaneity. The book, although it did not arrive in the requested format of hard cover, is very useful to any writer that needs support and cannot have a live coach or attend a class.

For most of my adult life I have been engaged in the writing, the editing, or the criticizing of fiction. This is a better edition than the other one barnde on Kindle with a mountain and blue sky as its cover.

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Living the Writers Life. I like especially her chapter 5, Harnessing the Unconscious: I couldn’t bring myself to finish N Holy crap, Dorothea Brande, why the hell is your book almost completely forgotten?

Then I began to write my first novel.

Customers who viewed this item also viewed. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Well established, experienced authors will also benefit from the words of wisdom contained within this relatively slim volume. You must know how to get yourself in the mood for writing, and you must take all you need for the writet including the all important thermos of coffee.


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Writing Resources 1: Becoming a Writer by Dorothea Brande

Leave a Reply Cancel dotothea Enter your comment here But if you go in this order, you will get a sense of her growth, too, I think. Brande is widely known for her enduring guide to the creative process, Becoming a Writeroriginally published in and still popular today.

InBrande published a masterwork of practical psychology, Wake Up and Live! Get to Know Us. This seems faintly ridiculous now, in the era where so much information about writing is easily available on the bexoming, but when I was growing up honestly not that long ago!

How many times have I heard th I read this classic, first published inthinking it might be able to help me write well. The purpose of this injunction will become clear later. I sat at dorothex feet of teachers of various schools: I am often conscious of how much I still have to learn, but I wrier it as an exciting journey, because I love writing so much. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.