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The Art of Slow Writing In a series of conversational observations and meditations on the writing process, The Art of Slow Writing examines the benefits of writing slowly DeSalvo advises her readers to explore their creative process on deeper levels by getting to know themselves and their stories fully over a longer period of time She writes in the same supportive manner that encourages her students, using the slow writing process to help them explore the complexities of craft The Art of Slow Writing is the antidote to self help books that preach the idea of fast writing, finishing a novel a year, and quick revisions DeSalvo makes a case that mature writing often develops over a longer period of time and offers tips and techniques to train the creative process in this new experience.DeSalvo describes the work habits of successful writers among them, Nobel Prize laureates so that readers can use the information provided to develop their identity as writers and transform their writing lives It includes anecdotes from classic American and international writers such as John Steinbeck, Henry Miller, Virginia Woolf and D H Lawrence as well as contemporary authors such as Michael Chabon, Junot Diaz, Jeffrey Eugenides, Ian McEwan, and Salman Rushdie DeSalvo skillfully and gently guides writers to not only start their work, but immerse themselves fully in the process and create texts they will treasure. New Download The Art of Slow Writing [ by ] Louise DeSalvo [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – groundhogwalking.co.uk

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  1. Before I aspired to write, I was a young person who loved to read And even though it was fun to say that I had read a certain number of Nancy Drew mysteries, reading didn t become a quantifiable activity until 2011 when I joined Goodreads and saw that people were reading 50 books, 100 books, 150 books per year andI didn t even know such a thing was possible, especially not for adults with jobs, relationships, and other interests and responsibilities And when I saw that many of these Before I aspired to write, I was a young pers...

  2. All this instant this and instant that makes it hard for us writers to understand that it might take a long time to write a book, and that we often can t predict how much time the work will take It might make us expect to write our booksquickly than they can or should be written It might make the people in our lives believe we should finish our work sooner than it s possible It might make us feel like failures because we re taking such a long time And it might cause us to abandon an im All this instant this and instant that makes it hard for us writers to understand that it might take a long time to write a book, and that we often can t predict how much time the work will take It might make us expect to write our booksquickly than they can or should be written It might make the people in our lives believe we should finish our work sooner than it s possible It might make us feel like failures because we re taking such a long time And it might cause us to abandon an important work.The last time I read a writing craft book that had...

  3. If I could give this bookthan 5 stars, I would So many great tips on forming a sustainable writing practice how to think about writing, when to write, obstacles to writing, identifying mentors and this is just a small sample DeSalvo s advice is down to Earth and digestable each of the chapters is 3 5 pages long It encourages you to take your time which is e...

  4. This book is pure gold If I wrote a book about what I teach at the Taos Writing Retreat, this would be it For anyone who wants to write smarter, deeper, truer She breaks down so many mysteries of the craft and the working process.

  5. I have found that ideas may come quickly but the actual writing to completion can be slow That s why I was very attracted to Louise DeSalvo s book, The Art of Slow Writing DeSalvo shares her own writing process, while examining the benefits of writing slowly, and describes the work habits of other very successful writers The book is full of useful advice and tips gathered from decades of practice and research.Part One, Getting Ready to Write, explores the beginning stages of the writing pro I have found that ideas may come quickly but the actual writing to completion can be slow That s why I was very attracted to Louise DeSalvo s book, The Art of Slow Writing DeSalvo shares her own writing process, while examining the benefits of writing slowly, and describes the work habits of other very successful writers The book is full of useful advice and tips gathered from decades of practice and research.Part One, Getting Ready to Write, explores the beginning stages of the writing process Part Two, A Writer s Apprenticeship, examines how long it takes writers to learn their ...

  6. WRITER S PROCESS JOURNAL Sue Grafton keeps a separate journal for each novel they re about four times longer than the novel itself She writes an entry each day before she begins work She records her feelings especially if she s anxious so they won t interfere with her day s work, a brief account of daily events, helpful dreams, ideas about the direction her work might take.The journal stands as a record of the conversation she has with herself about the work in progress She describe WRITER S PROCESS JOURNAL Sue Grafton keeps a separate journal for each novel they re about four times longer than the novel itself She writes an entry each day before she begins work She records her feelings especially if she s anxious so they won t interfere with her day s work, a brief account of daily events, helpful dreams, ideas about the direction her work might take.The journal stands as a record of the conversation she has with herself about the work in progress She describe what s troublesome in a scene, a puzzle she can t resolve, lines she s imagined but doesn t know how to use, snippets of dialogue Grafton maintains that every solution to her work s challenges occurs, not when she s composing, but in her writer s journal There, she steps back and reflects upon her work there, she articulates problems and solves them.Grafton keeps her process journal on her computer so she can transfer material into the draft of her manuscrip...

  7. Reread with a notebook and pen in hand March 2018.

  8. An uneven book.There s plentiful information on various writing process and techniques, which can be useful On the other hand, there s also a definite bias toward what gets cited Ray Bradbury is quoted once, but not, obviously, the advice that he gives to write a short story every single week.

  9. In our microwave society we re accustomed to speed We see famous authors churning out bestsellers and sometimes we wish they d do it faster, as we re desperate to read whatever s next This book makes a solid argument for the other side, the masters who publish every six to ten years I heard Anne Bogel say recently, It s been about six years, so and so is due for another book, and I so appreciated that The main points are this It takes slow to grow that s in the preface, so it s basical In our microwave society we re accustomed to speed We see famous authors churning out bestsellers and sometimes we wish they d do it faster, as we re desperate to read whatever s next This book makes a solid argument for the other side, the masters who publish every six to ten years I heard Anne Bogel say recently, It s been about six years, so and so is due for another book, and I so appreciated that The main points are this It takes slow to grow that s in the preface, so it s basically free Take the time to perfect your art Consider the great Renaissance painters, who took years and added layers rather than rendering the first bru...

  10. As a avid reader, I also like to read about writing The title intrigued me DeSalvo draws upon her own experience and the experiences of a number of authors She advocates writing as a meditative act One takes time to imagine the work and think about it Then one writes, knowing there will be many opportunities to get it right She helps writers work in stages, writing, revising, learning She advocates fine tuning, going through the work sentence by sentence and word by word Good writing tak As a avid reader, I also like to read about writing The title intrigued me DeSalvo draws upon her own experience and the experiences of a number of authors She advocates writing as a meditative act One takes time to imagine the work and think about it Then one writes, knowing there will be many opportunities to get it right She helps writers work in stages, writing, revising, learning She advocates fine tuning, going through the work sentence by sentence and word by word Good writing takes time and thought.She has a section on finding one s rhythm for writing and gives some deliberate practices She suggests a writing partner and or mentor She thinks potential writers should always be carrying a notebook with them, jotting down ideas She advocates writing a journal so who you were then will not be lost to you As an instructor in writing memoirs, she teaches writing as discovery.Always be writing We are not born with talent, she says We find it through deliberate practice No w...