Becoming a Writer has ratings and reviews. Daniel said: Holy crap, Dorothea Brande, why the hell is your book almost completely forgotten?I g. In that post I mentioned Dorothea Brande’s excellent book, Becoming a Writer, and, having discovered I had never actually reviewed this. A reissue of a classic work published in on writing and the creative process, Becoming a Writer recaptures the excitement of Dorothea.

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But a journalist’s career does teach two hrande which every writer needs to learn —that it is possible to write for long periods without fatigue, and that if one pushes on past the first weariness one finds a reservoir of unsuspected energy —one reaches the famous “second wind.

Becoming a writer, she makes clear, requires strict discipline and continuous practice. Newer Post Older Post Home. I recommend it unreservedly to all those who take seriously the complex, wonderful, frustrating, creative, stimulating and rewarding brnde and craft of writing.

And I am busy. This book is different.

More importantly, it far surpasses even the most famous and best-loved books on writing that have come since. I know it can only bring positive change into my life. She also insists that writing can b Refreshingly slim, beautifully written and deliciously elegant, Dorothea Brande’s Becoming a Writer remains evergreen decades after it was first written.

Brande believes that writers have three aspects: She talks about getting your conscious and unconscious minds to work together, how to get your butt in the chair, how to make writing easy, and how to let your genius emerge.


The excellence or ultimate worth of what you write is of no importance yet. Long before Julia Cameron gave budding artists a creative kickstart with “The Artist’s Way”, Dorothea Brande was coaxing aspiring writers out of self-imposed dry spells, first with her creative writing classes and finally with “Becoming A Writer”, which is a Cliff Beocming version of the practical lessons she presented to one roomful of disillusioned students after another during the s.

It’s rorothea now that I realise I can’t. And although I still have much more to cover, I have never been more motivated about my desire to write. This book is differen This is a duplicate, slightly revised, of the Amazon review I wrote back in Peter T Knight Limited preview – The unconscious, says Brande, is shy, elusive, and unwieldy, “but it is possible to learn to tap it at will, and even to direct it.

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In the last few years I have had five books published, before that it has been journalism and a few short stories. Tarcher first published Becoming a Writer Dorothea Brande Snippet view – To ask other readers questions about Becoming a Writerplease sign up.

Holy crap, Dorothea Brande, why the hell is your book almost completely forgotten? Brande also doesn’t write at length on the topic. Why I’ve stopped writing reviews here at goodreads and why I have plenty of books which I’ve finished reading and now find difficult to write reviews of, partly because I’ve lost my immediate impressions about them together with whatever it was which had kept my interest alive while reading them.

I go there to write; when I stop writing I leave. It’s just a question of finding the “writer’s magic”–a degree of which is in us all.

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As a matter of fact, you will find more value in this material than you expect, but your primary purpose now is not to bring forth deathless words, but to write any words at all which are not pure nonsense. When I first read this book, my writing life was way out of balance, so this was a life-changer.

Trivia About Becoming a Writer. The shy, insecure artist who believes that somehow there is a magic to writing, a magic that other, successful writers have and which has somehow eluded him.

The best way to do this is to rise half an hour, or a full hour, earlier than you bbrande rise. Becoming a Writer by Dorothea Brande. Nov 09, Stuart Aken rated it it was amazing. Anyone can write and genius can be taught and learned, and that it is precisely the belief to the contrary that stifles and kills one’s innate ability to weave magic through the written word.

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Those three books were followed by ten years in which nothing was published, but I still write on, still following Brande’s “method”. No eBook available Amazon. OK, I did have to look up who Kathleen Norris was, but she’s the exception. This is a duplicate, slightly revised, of the Amazon review I wrote back in As a side note, you have to give Brande credit in her passing mentions of then-contemporary authors.

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