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By Judy Reeves

Playwright and editor Judy Reeves has taught writing, led artistic writing workshops, and took part in writing teams for years. A Writer’s publication of Days is a compilation of all that she’s realized from getting jointly to jot down with other folks. She says, “the ebook happened simply because I observed the variation ongoing, typical perform can make in a writer’s life.” perform makes ideal, and this ebook makes perform effortless through delivering writers and would-be writers with stimulating issues, necessary guide, per 30 days directions, dozens of inspiring costs, writerly lore, and counsel for specific writing classes equivalent to marathons, cafe writing, and alternative routes to make the paintings of writing extra artistic and enjoyable.

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You're free to use the actual words as the beginning of a sentence, or to find inspiration in the idea of "after midnight," as a time, space, feeling, or image. Or write an after midnight memory. Prompts aren't themes for compositions or essays. " The idea is not to think about what the prompts mean or how to interpret them. Just start writing. The freedom to let your writing go down any open road is one of the delights of writing to suggested topics. You don't even have to use the prompt itself!

Sure, everybody knows pianists have to train. So do dancers, actors, singers, and athletes. Even artists have sketchbooks, which serve as their practice pages. But there seems to be some vague notion that somewhere deep inside the desire to be a writer is the inherent knowledge of how to go about it. As many a bloody-fingered would-be writer, hip-deep in wadded up paper and frustration can attest, this just ain't so. Natural talent and all the breaks in the world notwithstanding, to become good at anything you've got to do the drills.

So this book contains a writing-practice topic for every day of the year plus a few extras. Many of these topics have been used by the Tuesday Brown Baggers or the Thursday Writers' Group, or in any of a dozen writing marathons. I've written to most of them myself. They are all guaranteed to work if you give yourself over to them, trust the process, and follow your pen. During the months of writing this book, a recurring fantasy appeared. It was this: At a certain hour on a certain day, everyone who was using this book would look up the topic for that day.

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