The Right To Write
By Julie Cameron
I’ve been working on this book for years. I have fallen in love with it. I have gone back and done some of the exercises again and again. I have put this book away and then pulled it out again weeks later. This book as Cameron Says in the introduction it isn’t a book that explains how to write but a book that teaches why to write.
This is a book of essays with timed writing prompts at the end of each essay. There are twenty-five essays with prompts teaching why it’s important to write. And write longhand with pen and paper. She extolls the art of writing for yourself. This is a journal writing book for writers with writer’s block. It’s a great way to get unstuck. In This book, Cameron encourages you to use her prompts and then to write freely, not worrying about perfectionism. Writing for the thrill of writing not for getting published or for the thrill of others to read but for the thrill of “picking words.” I love the idea of picking the right word the way it whirls around in my brain. I can think of only think of a few things so delicious.
Cameron believes we should write because it is part of human nature. Writing she says, “claims our world Iand makes it directly and specifically our own.” She goes onto say, “We should write because writing brings clarity and passion to the act of living,” and “We should write, above all, because we are writers whether we call ourselves that or not.”
This is a great book to have on your shelf to write through once and then save for when you feel that writer’s block attacking you. It’s a great way to get that right and left side of your brain talking again.
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