by David Stabler (Goodreads Author), Doogie Horner
Including interesting biographies about authors such as Lucy Maud Montgomery, Laura Ingalls Wilder, J.R.R. Tolkien, Jules Verne, Mark Twain, Roald Dahl, J.K. Rowling, Sherman Alexie, and Stan Lee; this book covers authors from a wide variety of backgrounds and time periods for an eclectic look at what inspires readers to become writers.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Some of the things this author said about writing really resonated with me, but other things were a bit too “out there”, flaky, and/or liberal weird. Most of what she said was really good though, and inspired me to write more freely!
In this book, the author encourages people to write from their true selves, to write with freedom from fear of criticism, to write about things they care about. Her words are at once deep and grand, but also simple and accessible. Her writing feels like a call to arms to a battalion of writers, and then she gives them training in how to be wild and watchful before throwing them into the war of words. Her manner of writing itself is actually very sympathetic and kind, but also includes the sort of tough love and bare truthfulness that makes you want to take action. Continue reading
Here are 3 poems I wrote using the “black-out” writing technique! They are all about how we feel pressured in life… by society, by work, by education. I hope you enjoy these as much as I enjoyed writing them!
Have you tried writing black-out poetry? Show me your poems in the comments!
I have a LOT of journals! I had fun doing this journal tag, answering the questions, and exploring through my old journals from years ago!