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How Writers Journey to Comfort and Fluency: A Psychological Adventure
 
 

How Writers Journey to Comfort and Fluency: A Psychological Adventure [Kindle Edition]

Robert Boice
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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 discussion of what helps writers and a review of the broad literature that program participants found most helpful.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 4967 KB
  • Print Length: 280 pages
  • Publisher: Praeger (30 Aug 1994)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000T6DWNC
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #827,248 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best "How To Write" Book Ever Written 3 Dec 1998
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Format:Hardcover
Robert Boice uses years and years of experience dealing with the psychology of writers to finally expose EXACTLY HOW writers journey to comfort and fluency. This book discusses the psychological traps writers fall into, the corners they back themselves into, and how to get out of them. With real-world examples and actual how-to exercises, this book reveals how writers think and work, and gives them the tools to solve real writing problems. The author deals with everything from procrastination to writing rituals to creating a positive working environment for ultimate fluency and comfort. It's truly a godsend for writers who want to understand themselves and expand their knowledge of the universal problems writers face.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best "How To Write" Book Ever Written 3 Dec 1998
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
Robert Boice uses years and years of experience dealing with the psychology of writers to finally expose EXACTLY HOW writers journey to comfort and fluency. This book discusses the psychological traps writers fall into, the corners they back themselves into, and how to get out of them. With real-world examples and actual how-to exercises, this book reveals how writers think and work, and gives them the tools to solve real writing problems. The author deals with everything from procrastination to writing rituals to creating a positive working environment for ultimate fluency and comfort. It's truly a godsend for writers who want to understand themselves and expand their knowledge of the universal problems writers face.
18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The help you've been looking for 14 Jun 2000
By Dr Mitchell Earleywine - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
This really is the program that can get writers to stop gnashing their teeth and pulling their hair. Everything-- all of the recommendations, are based on sound behavioral principles. Each word makes perfect sense and all of the strategies are absolutely superb. I was writing on and off in occasional spurts followed by depressing dry spells. Now I'm 200 pages into a contracted book for Oxford Press. When I read it the first time I thought that I'd really learned a ton, but the second time through showed me even more. This is one of those books that writers should read every year, like Strunk and White's "Elements of Style."
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5.0 out of 5 stars How Writers Journey to Comfort and Fluency 10 Feb 2010
By Drs W. Baris - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
How Writers Journey to Comfort and Fluency: A Psychological Adventure

What should attract and stimulate a writer to join the journey (initiators)?
What keeps him on track (maintainers)? This is the psychological approach.
(The author is a cognitive psychologist and he knows it.)
In addition follows a set of methodological recommendations which directly
further the efficiency of the writer's production, e.g.:
- write in bds (brief daily sessions#
- know when to stop #self-discipline#
- don't binge
- motivation relies on moderation #getting more from less#
- spend as much time on prewriting as on prosewriting.

Especially for students at the beginning of their academic study this book
has a high rate of return and a short pay back period.
#Willem Baris)
wm.baris@gmail.com
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