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eBook Becoming a Writer ePub

by John Gardner,Dorothea Brande

  • ISBN: 0874771641
  • Category: Writing Research and Publishing Guides
  • Subcategory: Reference
  • Author: John Gardner,Dorothea Brande
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: TarcherPerigee (March 1, 1981)
  • Pages: 186
  • ePub book: 1177 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1840 kb
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  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 292

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Becoming a Writer Dorothea Brande. The Difficulty of Writing at All; The One-Book Author ; The Occasional Writer; The Uneven Writer; The Difficulties not in Technical Equipment.

Becoming a Writer Dorothea Brande. 2. WHAT WRITERS ARE LIKE Cultivating a Writer’s Temperament; False and Real Artists; The Two Sides of a Writer; Dissociation Not Always Psychopathic; Everyday Examples of a Dual Personality; The Slough of Despond 3. THE ADVANTAGES OF DUPLICITY The Process of Story Formation; The Born Writer ; Unconscious and Conscious; The Two Persons of the Writer; The Transparent Barrier; Keep Your Own Counsel

In this exceptional book, author John Gardner explores the literary form as a vehicle of vision, and creates heroes . Refreshingly slim, beautifully written and deliciously elegant, Dorothea Brande's Becoming a Writer remains evergreen decades after it was first written.

In this exceptional book, author John Gardner explores the literary form as a vehicle of vision, and creates heroes that personify his tremendous artistic ideals. A Boston schoolmaster abandons his dreams of owning a farmhouse in rural Illinois only to be. On Becoming a Novelist. Brande believed passionately that although people have varying amounts of talent, anyone can write.

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A reissue of a classic work published in 1934 on writing and the creative process, Becoming a Writer recaptures the excitement of Dorothea Brande's creative writing classroom of the 1920s.

Dorothea Brande's Becoming a Writer remains evergreen decades after it was first written. She also insists that writing can be both taught and learned

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She was born in Chicago and attended the University of Chicago, the Lewis Institute in Chicago (later merged with Armour Institute of Technology to become Illinois Institute of Technology), and the University of Michigan. Her book Becoming a Writer, published in 1934, is still in print and offers advice for beginning and sustaining any writing enterprise.

Complete summary of Dorothea Brande's Becoming a Writer. As author and teacher John Gardner points out in the foreword to Dorothea Brande’s classic book Becoming a Writer, it is not just technique that writing students need. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of Becoming a Writer. Beginning writers (as well as more experienced writers) need also to understand important aspects of their personality in reference to the writing process. For instance, students must figure out why they might start but not finish a project, or why they might write well some of the time but cannot create good material at other times.

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A reissue of a classic work published in 1934 on writing and the creative process, Becoming a Writer recaptures the excitement of Dorothea Brande's creative writing classroom of the 1920s. Decades before brain research "discovered" the role of the right and left brain in all human endeavor, Dorothea Brande was teaching students how to see again, how to hold their minds still, and how to call forth the inner writer.

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BECOMING A WRITER is not a writer's manual in the sense that it will not teach you about plot or grammar or viewpoint. Instead, think of it more as a manual for the artist's brain. Brande writes about how to confront your fears and doubts, how to get your mind in a place to be productive, and how to balance your inner editor against your inner creative. In other words, this is the book you need to read before you start writing. It's a great tool for beginners or for those who have been feeling blocked or unproductive lately.

Brande begins by discussing the fears, the worries, and the self-imposed limits most beginners put on themselves. I recognized a lot of myself in this early section, so it kept me reading.

Brande then moves onto the dual nature of the artist's brain: the conscious and the unconscious. The bulk of the book is about not only understanding that dual nature, but also positioning yourself to use that duality most effectively. Brande is convinced that only after you get those two halves working together will you produce your best work. And her calm, relaxed tone convinced me of this fact as well.

Mind you, this book was first published in 1934. This was before the spread of Transcendental Meditation or other movements. But good advice is good advice. And BECOMING A WRITER is full of great advice, even if it discusses typewriters and stationary stores. After reading it, you will know how to engage your creative side, how and when to call upon that internal editor. You will agree with Brande when she says that your genius is infinite. It's just a question of accessing it. This book will show you how. It will renew your creativity, and help you remember why creating is worth confronting those fears and insecurities.
Impala Frozen Impala Frozen
This is a better edition than the other one sold on Kindle with a mountain and blue sky as its cover. That edition has numerous typo errors. This one has some words that should be hyphenated but aren't, but those are tolerable and readable.

I plan to take on the exercises in this book and become a novelist. I sometimes think Julia Cameron plagiarized this book to create her Artist's Way.
Gavinrage Gavinrage
I have to write quite a bit as part of my work. Every so often I encounter a brick wall and quickly come to believe that an illiterate would do a better job than I. From what I've read, virtually everyone who needs or simply wants to write has encountered this problem.

So, like many others, I turn to what are essentially self-help books on writing. I came across "Becoming A Writer" in browsing Amazon, read some of the reviews, looked at the price and figured it was worth the chance.

What a gem this 75 year old volume is. As the author herself specifies, it is not a book about teaching one how to write, but rather a guide to becoming a writer.

That the book was written in 1934 shows in a number of amusing ways. There are numerous references to Freud. The 1930s were, after all, the heyday of reverence for psychotherapy and Sigmund Freud. Another bit of advice is "[a]s soon as you can,learn to typewrite". Dorothea Brande, the author, goes on to suggest that "if possible, learn to compose on the typewriter". One final antiquarian tip: have two typewriters, one a desk model, the other a portable. Proof that the more things change, the more they stay the same. One computer for home, another for the road.

Essentially Brande discusses, quite accurately in my opinion, the different psyches of writers and then goes on to describe a regimen of exercises to unlock the writer's potential.

While much of this regimen is to be found in many other books about becoming a writer, there's a certain charm in Brande's approach. Some also say Brande was the first to formulate this approach to training writers.

Brandes's advice was intended for fiction writers, but there is no reason to suspect it doesn't apply to any writer.

It's a fun trip into the past with Ms. Brande, though the exercises she prescribes are as timely as those you'll find in any contemporary how-to tome. It is her language, really, that makes the difference. It is polite, civil, polished; qualities you don't find today.

While "Becoming A Writer" hasn't knocked me out of my slump yet, I'm going to follow the practices suggested in hopes that they will help. I think any writer would benefit by spending a few dollars and reading this book. It is good stuff.

Jerry
Quellik Quellik
The book, although it did not arrive in the requested format of hard cover, is very useful to any writer that needs support and cannot have a live coach or attend a class. A bit dated language, but the first publication was in 1934, so that explains it.

J. Cameron's "The Artist Way" borrowed from Dorothea's book, to write in the morning before doing anything else, before reading anything. Dorothea asks to do it for as long as time permits, or only for a few pages. This touches the subconscious and lets the mind connect with the hand. Cameron says to write three pages, also first thing in the morning, before doing anything else.

Dorothea has another exercise: to keep an appointment with myself and write "on the spot" at a specifically determined time of day, be it afternoon or early evening, at a different time each day. If I cannot keep that committment, she advises to switch careers because one is not meant to be a writer, has no lead in the pants and no self-discipline.

I am almost finished with the book, and must say that all the exercises are easy to follow, and helped me to determine if I am truly a writer.

Very easy to follow for someone like me to whom English is not a native language.