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Writer's Workbook : Daily Exercises for the Writing Life

Writer's Workbook : Daily Exercises for the Writing Life - 00 edition

ISBN13: 978-0312286217

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ISBN13: 978-0312286217
ISBN10: 031228621X
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 00
Publisher: St. Martins Press, Inc.
Published: 2000
International: No

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Writer's Workbook : Daily Exercises for the Writing Life - 00 edition

ISBN13: 978-0312286217

Caroline Sharp and Elizabeth Gilbert

ISBN13: 978-0312286217
ISBN10: 031228621X
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 00
Publisher: St. Martins Press, Inc.

Published: 2000
International: No
Summary

The result of years of blood, sweat, and story writing--along with an MFA, some published stories, an optioned screenplay, and a million cups of coffee--''A Writer's Workbook'' is Sharp's ingenious collection of exercises to inspire, encourage, warm up and jump-start anyone who writes.

Author Bio

Caroline Sharp has a degree in psychology from Princeton University, an MFA from Columbia University, and is a graduate of the Writer's Boot Camp. The mother of two, she lives and writes in New York City

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments Foreword by Elizabeth Gilbert Introduction How to Use This Workbook: A Few Suggestions Obstacle Page,or . . . Reasons Why You just Can't WriteToday WARM-UPS Warm-up, Stretch, and Extend One-liners: A Quick Warm-up Exercise Stop 'n' Shop Roget's Reacute;sumeacute; THE EXERCISES Obstacle Page:What If You Don't Like Being Alone? Or Writing in the Company of Strangers Step One: Your Journal Pages Reviews: What Do You Think? Character, Character, on the Wall Picture This Finish the Thought Conversation Observation Obstacle Page:Fear of Failure/Fear of Success, or ''Fish of the Day'' Emulating Ernest Your ''Idea Book'': A Lifetime Commitment To Outline or Not to Outline? Where Have You Gone? Don't Know Much Geography . . . But I Should! A Small Snack If Breakfast Be the Meal of Love Obstacle Page:Dyslexia and Other Physical Obstacles, or The Pen Is Mightier Than the Problem Your Daily Grind A Day in the Life The Time of Their Lives The Wrong Date and Time Objects of Desire Reuse, Rethink, Recycle Obstacle Page:Writer's Block, or Surviving a Big Chill li0 Pay No Attention to the Man Behind the Curtain Triple Dare/Triple Scare, or How Low Will You Go? The Wrong Brother Plot, Plot, Fizz, Fizz X Marks the Spot Obstacle Page:The Rewrite Rut, or ''My Name's Russell and I'm a Perfectionist'' The Stuff That Dreams Are Made Of End Well Lost and Found Bad Appetites Obstacle Page:The Committee, or Bad Guys: 65/Good Guys: 1 ''Dear John . . .'' 7-Up One Last Thought Appendix Basic Etiquette for Reading and Responding to Your Peers' Work, or Miss Manners Comes to Your Writing Group Bibliography About the Author
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