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How Writers Journey to Comfort and Fluency: A Psychological Adventure

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This book, by a psychologist with two decades of investment in writers, depicts his programs for instilling patience, pacing, constancy, and resilience in writing. He shows how writers proceed to comfort and fluency by detailing strategies, rules, and turning points for a diversity of writers--professional, professorial, and otherwise. The result is a thorough-going discus ...more
Hardcover, 280 pages
Published August 23rd 1994 by Praeger
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Elizabeth Andrew
Mar 08, 2012 rated it liked it
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This book is hard to find and too expensive when you do find it--BUT it presents a curious, psychology-based, doggedly practical perspective on creating a healthy writing life. Wading through the myriad examples Boice gives gets wearisome. I do appreciate that he has approached the struggles of writers as psychological issues and that he gives such practical suggestions. Here are a few glimpses:

Regular involvement in conversations and in information collecting precedes imagination. Neither motiv
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Lorraine
Jul 06, 2018 rated it liked it
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This book is written by a psychology professor who has devoted his career to understanding the psychology of writing and to running a program (like year-long, extensive program) for blocked writers and writers with other problems. How Writers Journey contains everything he's learned over the years about why writers develop writing blocks and how to overcome them; it also contains more general information about how to develop good writing habits that will persist over time.

Parts of the book are r
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Mar 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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Great. Debunks many of the myths writers tell themselves and the self defeating practices that arise from these at once self aggrandizing and life destroying narratives.
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Incredibly helpful during this past summer of stacked deadlines, both professional and personal. Well worth the time it took to track it down via ILL.
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intersting and useful handbook - good basis for workshops, one of my inspirations for the room for writing project. Useful tools and evidence, and rather quaint because it was written prior to widespread use of wordprocessors
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