Writing Past Dark: Envy, Fear, Distraction and Other Dilemmas in the Writer's Life

Writing Past Dark: Envy, Fear, Distraction and Other Dilemmas in the Writer's Life

by Bonnie Friedman

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“In the spirit of Annie Dillard's The Writing Life, Friedman...gives heartfelt counsel to those who need to be coaxed into the creative process."—Washington Post

An indispensable guide for writers that explores the emotional side of writing and offers insightful advice on overcoming writer’s block, procrastination, guilt, and more. 

Charting the emotional side of the writer's life, Writing Past Dark is a writing companion to reach for when you feel lost and want to regain access to the memories, images, and the ideas inside you that are the fuel of strong writing.

Combining personal narrative and other writers' experiences, Bonnie Friedman explores a whole array of emotions and dilemmas writers face—envy, distraction, guilt, and writer's block—and shares the clues that can set you free so that you can write the book you’ve always dreamed of writing.

Supportive, intimate, and reflective, Writing Past Dark is a comfort and resource for all writers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060166076
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 06/01/1993
Edition description: 1st ed
Pages: 128

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Writing Past Dark: Envy, Fear, Distraction and Other Dilemmas in the Writer's Life 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
PensiveCat on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A combination of essays and memoir, Writing Past Dark can be helpful in a sense that it does point out the dark moments (envy, distraction) that every writer goes through. It helps to see one writer that's gotten over these problems; for now, anyway. Some of the early chapters were a bit trying to get past, but it's a pretty short book, so it's all right.