WriteReads On Writing
A book club for writers.
Due to everyone’s busy schedules I have decided to put the WriteReads Book Club on hold for now. I will email and post details when we are back up and running. Have a fantastic summer!
Stephen King shows how he came to be a writer. King weaves life lessons with writing lessons. Three women met today in downtown Cobourg to discuss King’s book and his writing wisdom.
On Writing is one of my favourite writing books of all time. King inspires me to have faith, to keep focused, to lead a literary life.
I have read the book a number of times over the years. This month I downloaded the audio version and listened to it as I drove to and from work. Hearing King read On Writing was awesome!
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How to use this page:
When we meet as the WriteReads book club we use a list of quotations as our discussion guide. Review the quotations. Decide which ones resonate with you and which ones you oppose. How do the ideas relate to your writing process? Use a quotation as a focus for free writing.
How can books about writing process serve our work? Some say books about writing are procrastination tools, ways to distract or avoid the act of writing. Others say books about writing are sources of inspiration, ways to reinvigorate process or ignite the act of writing.
How do you use books on writing? Do they support or detract from the work of getting words on the page? Which are your favourite books about writing? Do you prefer books that prescribe approaches to technique or books that show glimpses of the writing life or books that offer writing prompts or books that reveal the process of a writer you admire?
What draws you to a book about writing? Or why do you prefer to avoid books about writing altogether? Continue reading
On Saturday, January 28 five women met downtown Cobourg for the inaugural meeting of WriteReads, a new book club for writers. I love meeting writers. It amazes me how I always instantly like a writer. We are kindred… Continue reading
Here are some books that have helped me teach writing and reflect on being a writing instructor:
- The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron
- Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg
- The Write-Brain Workbook by Bonnie Neubauer
- The Pocket Muse by… Continue reading
A meeting that promises the fun of a book club and a workshop all rolled into one!
Join me on the last Saturday of each month from 10:00 am to noon in downtown Cobourg. This book club is for all… Continue reading