The Writing Habit

The Writing Habit Facing the blank page of the empty computer screen requires an unswerving belief in possibility a steadfast assurance that something can and will come out of nothing In The Writing Habit David Huddl

  • Title: The Writing Habit
  • Author: David Huddle
  • ISBN: 9780879054465
  • Page: 361
  • Format: Paperback
  • Facing the blank page of the empty computer screen requires an unswerving belief in possibility, a steadfast assurance that something can and will come out of nothing In The Writing Habit, David Huddle demystifies the writing task and shows that what may seem like alchemy is in reality a habit the work itself, not magic, unlocks the writer s potential A real writing liFacing the blank page of the empty computer screen requires an unswerving belief in possibility, a steadfast assurance that something can and will come out of nothing In The Writing Habit, David Huddle demystifies the writing task and shows that what may seem like alchemy is in reality a habit the work itself, not magic, unlocks the writer s potential A real writing life is not something you do merely for a day or a month or a year, Huddle asserts For a writer, the one truly valuable possession is the ongoing work the writing habit, which may take some getting used to, but which soon becomes so natural as to be almost inevitable Drawing from his own experience as a teacher and writer of poetry, fiction, and essays, Huddle explores the questions all writers from novice to professional face Why write in the first place How can writers fashion their lives to accommodate that all important habit What are some ways to deal with failure What roles do memory, reality, and inspiration play in the creative process How can prose best be crafted, characters brought alive, universal truths revealed from the bits and pieces of everyday life

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    1. When I was a young writer, I wanted to read books that would teach me the secret to good writing, good stories, getting published. Now that I am not a young writer, I realize that a book like this--about how to live your life as a writer--is just as important. Huddle is generous and humane and very, very wise.

    2. All interesting essays offering insights in to the writer life that I found helpful in understanding not only the writing itself but the world a writer inhabits.

    3. I can imagine a Klondike miner calling out with joy at finding a big nugget of gold. For a writer this book is such a nugget.I am working on a re-write of a larger project and it is hard. Hours spent thinking about word combinations, structures, plot points and metaphors and all the issues any re-write entails. It is hard and long and sometimes exhausting. So this book was a gift.The Writing Habit gives a writer hints and tips, thoughts and processes, and most importanly to me, it gave me energy [...]

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