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Becoming a Writer
Author: Dorothea Brande

ISBN: 9780874771640
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 1 March 1981
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.1 x 12.6 x 1.1
Description:
Recommended by Man Booker winner Hilary Mantel in 2010 as Rule no.2 after getting an accountant, "Read Becoming a Writer, by Dorothea Brande. Then do what it says, including the tasks you think are impossible. You will particularly hate the advice to write first thing in the morning, but if you can manage it, it might well be the best thing you ever do for yourself. This book is about becoming a writer from the inside out. Many later advice manuals derive from it. You don't really need any others, though if you want to boost your confidence, "how to" books seldom do any harm. You can kick-start a whole book with some little writing exercise." This guide to becoming a writer was originally published in 1934. It focuses not just on plotting techniques or prose style, but on the process of developing the habits and discipline of a writer, with beating writer's block, reading to improve one's writing and other psychological techniques. Refreshingly slim, beautifully written and deliciously elegant, Dorothea Brande's BECOMING A WRITER remains evergreen decades after it was first written. Brande believed passionately that although people have varying amounts of talent, anyone can write. It...

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