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Even in 1934, Dorothea Brande knew that most writers didn't need another book on "technique" -- and this, before so many more would be published. No, she realized, as John Gardner notes in his foreword, "the root problems of the writer are personality problems," and thus her wise book is designed to simply help you get over yourself and start writing, with techniques ranging from a simple declaration to write every day at a fixed time -- no matter what -- to exercises that come close to inventing the TM and self-actualization movements that would follow a few decades later.
ROBERT W. HARRIS has been a freelance writer and designer since 1990. He has written twelve books, including DOS, WordPerfect & Lotus Office Companion and When Good People Write Bad Sentences. His books have been main selections in the Small Computer Book Club and the Book-of-the-Month Club.
This book is timeless in its advice to aspiring writers. Brande explains that a writer should write every day. She gives the reader ideas to overcome writers block. Read morePublished 1 month ago by charles obergfoll
Filled with useful information. OK information and decent source of research material. Book was in great condition and received it quickly in the mail.Published 1 month ago by Michael Blackwood
I knew what worked for me as a writer, but now I know why and how to access the aspects of the mind I need more efficiently. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Lorel Colgin
“Becoming a Writer” is one of the best works, perhaps the best, that I've read (and actually used!) to help lift me from the chasms of despair, self-inflicted criticism and the... Read morePublished 3 months ago by ricecris
Dorothea Brande writes about the habits and frustrations of writing and writers. She believes the writer can soar if they get a few things right.Published 6 months ago by M. Doyle
Another gift to encourage my sister for her to become the writer in the family.Published 7 months ago by W. Hinds