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The Maeve Binchy Writers' Club
3.69
I didn't expect much, so I wasn't too let down. I was unappreciative of the first part of the book (about 120 pages), her weekly letters imparting her...more
Jun 19, 2012
Jun 19, 2012
 
Off the Page: Writers Talk About Beginnings, Endings, and Everything In Between
3.38
A lot of great wisdom in this book, but too much of the advice relied upon knowledge of the individual authors' oeuvre, and since all of the contribut...more
Dec 06, 2012
Nov 30, 2012
 
The Art of Description: World into Word
3.90
I stupidly hadn't realized this little book was about poetry before I started reading. I'm not a poet, and I hate poetic analysis, so I was unimpresse...more
May 23, 2013
May 23, 2013
 
The Artful Edit: On the Practice of Editing Yourself
3.87
Helpful but--dare I say it?--I think this book needs a good edit. The last chapter is a history of editing. The only reason I can see why it doesn't s...more
Oct 24, 2012
Oct 25, 2012
 
The Art of Fiction: Illustrated from Classic and Modern Texts
3.91
I found this book very helpful in considering the issues I've been struggling with while revising my drafts (nonfiction as well as fiction) and will s...more
Sep 03, 2013
Sep 03, 2013
 
On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction
4.19
Easily the best book on craft that I've read. It's definitely a nonfiction guide, but it covers a wide variety of subgenres and would be helpful for a...more
Jun 22, 2012
Jun 24, 2012
 
The Things They Carried
4.10
So good it makes me want to go back and readjust my Goodreads ratings for nearly everything else because very few books deserve five stars as much as...more
May 13, 2014
May 13, 2014
 
Power and Identity in the Creative Writing Classroom: The Authority Project
3.29
An excellent resource for creative writing instructors, offering a variety of perspectives and approaches.
Apr 2014
Apr 01, 2014
 
The Mindful Writer: Noble Truths of the Writing Life
3.92
A nice little collection of quotations and commentary on writing. Plenty of gems; good variety.
Jul 23, 2014
Jul 23, 2014
 
Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within
4.15
She has some good ideas for helping break through a writer's block, but I've seen better books with more exercises. The book was very poorly organized...more
Aug 05, 2011
Jun 13, 2011
 
In Fact: The Best of Creative Nonfiction
3.73
I loved several of the essays and will reread those again, but as is typical with a collection like this, I found several essays uninteresting even if...more
Jun 23, 2013
Jun 04, 2013
 
Wishes, Lies, and Dreams: Teaching Children to Write Poetry
4.23
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Jan 23, 2014
Jan 23, 2014
 
The Art of Fiction: Notes on Craft for Young Writers
4.00
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Nov 25, 2013
Nov 25, 2013
 
Burning Down the House: Essays on Fiction
4.12
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Dec 19, 2013
Dec 19, 2013
 
Reality Hunger: A Manifesto
3.61
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Oct 28, 2013
Oct 28, 2013
 
13 Ways of Looking at the Novel
3.76
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Sep 17, 2013
Sep 17, 2013
 
From Where You Dream: The Process of Writing Fiction
3.83
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Oct 08, 2013
Oct 08, 2013
 
The Art of Time in Fiction: As Long as It Takes
3.84
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Sep 30, 2013
Sep 30, 2013
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