Book Reviews of Anybody Can Write: A Playful Approach : Ideas for the Aspiring, the Beginning, and the Blocked writer

Anybody Can Write: A Playful Approach : Ideas for the Aspiring, the Beginning, and the Blocked writer
Anybody Can Write A Playful Approach Ideas for the Aspiring the Beginning and the Blocked writer
Author: Roberta Jean Bryant
ISBN-13: 9780760731765
ISBN-10: 0760731764
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 194
Rating:
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3.4 stars, based on 8 ratings
Publisher: Barnes & Noble
Book Type: Unknown Binding
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Good book if you are just starting out.
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This is a hard-back book with many great ideas to help you start writing and keep on writing!
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An encouraging, cheerful approach to starting and continuing the writing life.
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Has good ideas to get started writing.
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Great book for anyone who wants the basics of beginning to write stories and such.
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Still relevent 25 years after publication. The references to typewriters are dated. This was written before the market changed to word processors as the only useful way to write something. The typewritter was still a viable tool to finish a manuscript when this was published in 1985.

One chapter in the book describes writing as "self training". The same chapter also has an essay from 1826 by Lugwig Borne that was the inspiration for psychoanalysis.

This short book was based on seminars the author performed on creative writing. One of the best snippits of the book was on concept vs. experience. It is better to write from experience not concept.

Concept: He commited suicide.
Experience: The rope was tied in a knot and the body was dangling, lifeless from the ceiling. In the cold bedroom...