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Books for Beginning Writers


Books for Beginning Writers

52 Projects

Jeffrey Yamaguchi
With so many books for writers out there -- particularly for the beginning writer -- it can be hard to know where to start. These reviews of some classic and recent books for writers will help you decide which ones are right for you at this stage of your writing life.
  • 52 Projects: Random Acts of Everyday Creativity

    Author: Jeffrey Yamaguchi
    Publisher:Perigee Trade
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    Jeffrey Yamaguchi provides a tool for infusing your life with art and creativity, including prompts and project ideas.

  • The Artist's Way

    Author: Julia Cameron
    Publisher: Tarchere
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    If you're anxious about reconnecting with your creativity, The Artist's Way will help you investigate the reasons behind that anxiety. Seven years ago, I followed Julia Cameron's program as a student. Returning to it now, I found that my impressions had not changed.

  • On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

    Author: Stephen King
    Publisher: Scribner
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    Stephen King offers insight into how a writer is formed and how one persists over time. Further, King's ideas on craft and technique are astute and practical -- perfect for beginning writers.

  • Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within

    Author: Natalie Goldberg
    Publisher: Shambhala
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    In her classic 1986 text on writing, Natalie Goldberg draws from her experience both as a Zen practitioner and a writer, emphasizing both discipline and rule-breaking.

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