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Kicking in the Wall: A Year of Writing Exercises, Prompts, and Quotes to Help You Break Through Your Blocks and Reach Your Writing Goals
In these pages, Barbara Abercrombie shows readers how to "kick in the wall." Like a workout with a top trainer, her writing exercises warm up, stretch, and build creative muscle.
ebook, 248 pages
Published April 15th 2013 by New World Library
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I've been reading some writing books looking for ideas for a high school writing class I'm teaching. This book of prompts is quite helpful for a beginning writer. It's also versatile - I appreciate that many of the prompts could work for writers of various types. That said, there is a sameness to the topics after a while. 365 was a bit ambitious, perhaps.
There's a lot to like about this book. It's a year's worth of interesting journal prompts. Each page starts with an interesting quote from an author, followed by one or several prompts related to the quote. I suggest writing in the book on the pages that have room. It will make it more interesting to go back and see what you thought. The full review is on my blog: http://wp.me/p2H1i-2Rt
Barbara Abercrombie has published two novels for adults, plus books for children, including the award winning picture book, Charlie Anderson. Her novels have been optioned for films and published in six languages. Her essays, articles and poems have appeared in numerous magazines and newspapers, including The Los Angeles Times, The Christian Science Monitor and United Airlines Hemisphere magazine. ...moreMore about Barbara Abercrombie...
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