Kicking in the wall : a year of writing exercises, prompts, and quotes to help you break through your blocks and reach your writing goals
|Format:||Print Book 2013|
|Availability:||Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy|
�I would go as far as I could and hit a wall," said musician and memoirist Patti Smith. In response, playwright Sam Shepard advised, �When you hit a wall, just kick it in." Writing teacher Barbara Abercrombie's powerful writing prompts give us just the push we need to do it. Like a workout with a top trainer, her exercises warm up, stretch, and build creative muscle. 'Kicking In the Wall' includes quotes from famous writers to accompany the exercises, as well as real-world examples of completed exercises by the author's students in the UCLA Extension Writer's Program. Though Abercrombie says readers need only commit to five minutes per exercise, she writes, �I've seen novels, memoirs, and many essays get started in those five minutes, and a lot ended up being published." Her playful method is essential fuel for writers trying to get off the starting block, persevere through challenges, and cross their personal creativity finish lines.
|Publisher|| Novato, California :New World Library,2013
233 pages ; 21 cm
Includes bibliographical references.
|ISBN||9781608681563 (pbk. : alk. paper)
1608681564 (pbk. : alk. paper)