11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
A good book to inspire would-be writers,
By A Customer
This review is from: Wild Mind: Living the Writer's Life (Paperback)
Having already read "Writing down the bones" by the same author, which I often return to for ideas for writing and life, I found this second book on the same subject more personal and revealing about the author, but full of the same short, pithy and very usable tips. This time there is much more about not just the mechanics of writing and the thought processes that go into it, but what it has been like for this particular writer, the sacrifices she has made, conversations she had with writer friends and others who followed other diciplines, and the spectacular power which writing and being honest about ourselves can unleash in other areas of our lives. Not only did this book renew my interest in truly creative writing ( as my notebooks were becoming more and more like straight factual journals), it also got me wanting to take up running again after a long interlude, to see if the confidence that came from writing could help me there! I suspect I will be giving this book as a present in the near future, there is something in it for anyone with an interest in any art or discipline.