In this collection of anecdotes, lessons, quotes, and prompts, author and writing teacher Barbara Abercrombie provides a delightfully varied cornucopia of inspiration nuts-and-bolts solutions, hand-holding commiseration, and epiphany-fueling insights from fellow writers, including Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winners and Abercrombie’s students who have gone from paralyzed to published.
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A widely published author and editor, Barbara Abercrombie teaches at the UCLA Extension Writer’s Program. She lives in Santa Monica, California.
If you are a writer and go on, be brave, say, I am a writer’ then this is the book you will turn to every morning, noon, or night when you sit down to write.”
Jacqueline Winspear, author of the Maisie Dobbs mystery series
When you open Barbara Abercrombie’s brilliant A Year of Writing Dangerously, you are in a house full of writers, each of whom wants to march you over to a corner to tell you something important about the writing life....Prepare yourself for a wonderful party!”
Phyllis Theroux, author of The Journal Keeper: A Memoir
Funny and full of comfort (and the company of writing rock stars), this book is as essential to any writer as a verb.”
Caroline Leavitt, New York Times bestselling author of Pictures of You
There is something necessary in these pages for everyone, from the beginning writer to the widely published author.”
Naomi Benaron, author of Running the Rift, winner of the Bellwether Prize for Fiction
Candid and inspiring. Full of the kind of wit and wisdom her students have come to expect.”
Dennis Palumbo, author of the Daniel Rinaldi mystery series
A tremendously useful book for anyone who wants to write.”
Janet Sternburg, author of Phantom Limb
I loved this book. Every entry is a new adventure, followed by a quotation that illuminates and stimulates the mind.”
Abigail Thomas, author of A Three Dog Life
Filled with wisdom about the writing process and sound counsel for those who engage in it.”
Ralph Keyes, author of The Courage to Write
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