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Pocket Muse 2: Endless Inspiration for Writers

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Offering an incredible spectrum of writing prompts, photos, and advice, The Pocket Muse: Endless Inspiration provides you with the same unique and stimulating approach to writing as the original Pocket Muse--this time, featuring advice for all types of writing including fiction of all genres, nonfiction, and poetry.
Paperback, 224 pages
Published June 29th 2009 by Writer's Digest Books (first published November 8th 2006)
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Apr 02, 2012 Jennifer rated it really liked it
This is an aesthetically pleasing book to look at that contains advice and inspiring prompts for writers. It has great vignettes, quotes from authors, pictures, and prompts. Sprinkled throughout the book are tips on revision and style, too.

As writers we all sometimes need inspiration, and I found this to be more innovative and palatable than many other books out there. As teachers we often struggle with providing our students with authentic writing prompts that will engage them. This is a great
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May 01, 2016 Rebecca N. McKinnon is currently reading it
Re-reading The Pocket Muse #1 and reading this one, its sequel, for the first time this month for Story a Day in May. I'm going to read all the prompts, write daily off my choice of them, and update this review with my favorite prompt at the end of May. Happy #SADIM!
Apr 02, 2012 Megbot rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book really made me get off my rear and start writing again. It's short and to the point, and thats what I need. I don't want a lot of mumbo jumbo telling me how to get my mind going. Give me ideas, and I'll put my own twists on them.
Apr 02, 2012 Lisa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: re-read
I really like this little book. I have indeed come back to it again and again for inspiration. I like posting on my livejournal, and sometimes my topics get dry, so turning to books like these always helps.
As the author notes, this is a book more about dealing with frustration and writer's block than her other books on the topic--because the author was experiencing that at the time. So there's a sense of frustration to a lot of it--could be helpful for someone else in the same situation, though...
Apr 02, 2012 Jill rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
And a second book with photographs and writing tips & inspiration designed to please the eye with nice graphic design. Good stuff.
May 26, 2012 Alan rated it liked it
Intersting writing prompts and motivational lessons for readers. More thoughts here:
Apr 02, 2012 Sara rated it it was amazing
Shelves: writing, read-in-2011
I LOVED this. I connected with it more than I have most other books or sources of prompts or inspiration. This would be great in a school, too.
Jun 24, 2014 Hairil rated it liked it
A good accompaniment/sequel to the first issue.
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Jan 29, 2016 Laura Guilbault rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Writers with writer's block
This book, like the first Pocket Muse, has a ton of inspiration for writers.
There were pictures, quotes, and inspirational texts that helped me with writer's block.
Jul 19, 2012 Elise rated it really liked it
It was more of how-to-write instead of writing inspiration, but the advice is really good. Really liked it, and it is settled next to the first one in reach on my bed.
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Book two of The Pocket Muse...only two...I wish this author would write MORE.
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Monica Wood is the author of four works of fiction, most recently Any Bitter Thing, which spent 21 weeks on the American Booksellers Association extended bestseller list and was named a Book Sense Top Ten pick. Her other fiction includes Ernie’s Ark and My Only Story, a finalist for the Kate Chopin Award.
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