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I Dare You to Write Paperback – August 3, 2013
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I recently completed a fantastic writing course taught by Rochelle Shapiro, and I used this book to revise some pieces that I'm submitting for publishing. This book is structured similar to a writing course; each chapter can be used as a weekly lecture/exercise, but it is written in such a light, conversational manner it is as if Rochelle is sitting beside you, guiding you through the process. Throughout the book she gives examples of various writing and dissects those pieces, which helps the reader better understand that particular topic.
I recommend this book to anyone who wants to write, is writing, or ever thought - I should write a...but beware...buying this book will make you want to put pen to paper, or fingertips to keyboard...Great Book!
I barely finished reading three pages, when I picked up a pencil and started to write, just the way Rochelle suggested. Within 40 minutes (...which flew by I must add), I had over four pages scribbled in an old spiral notebook containing thoughts, ideas, memories and more. Believing that I could actually write a novel was another matter. In fact, from the start I was more doubtful than confidant in any writing ability I once thought I had. But, a “dare” is a very strong motivator for me, and I continued to read, think and practice many of Rochelle’s ideas. Whether I ever write a novel, or an essay or even a short paragraph that anyone would care to read is still up in the air. The most important thing is the process, the effort, the fantasy of creating something that has any worth. Rochelle, you’re on! You had me at “I Dare You...”