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This review is from: Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within (Paperback)
I am a published writer. Years ago, when I was still struggling with words, I was recommended this book by a bookseller, who thought it was wonderful. I asked him what he himself wrote, and he looked uneasy and said, 'Nothing, yet.'
All too many readers of this book go away inspired and charged up - and then they never produce anything worthwhile. It's much more of a new-age self-help feel-good-about-yourself book.
For writers? Forget it. Try Ursula leGuin or Stephen King, both of whom REALLY understand writing from their bones.
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Initial post: 16 Mar 2012 09:12:21 GMT
Eva E. says:
So, after this recommendation that you speak of so disparagingly, did you read the book? If so, why not talk about what you didn't like apart from a not-yet writer telling you he found it helpful.. and if not, how can you write a one star review? Just wondering...
Posted on 2 Jan 2015 17:19:17 GMT
Michael Lynch says:
I totally agree. I wish I had read your comment before I wasted my money.
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