Creative Writing: For People who Can't Not Write

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Crammed with crucial facts, ideas, and warnings never before brought together into clear focus, this guide is not only fun to read, but also work-boots practical. Not only inspiring, but pinch-penny accurate. Not only optimistic, but report-card candid. Not only kindly, but tattle-tale frank. It is an energizing tonic for writers' weary brain cells. Every writer is important. Creative Writing for People Who Can't Not Write is a book for every writer. Topics in this lively blend of advice, inspiration, and scholarly wit include: - the wonder of creativity - getting published, paid, and read - why writing should be impossible - how to avoid looking foolish in print - a sugar-coated history of the whimsical, word-rich English language - the nature of poetry - the sixteen writer-type temperaments - reflections from contemporary writers on their work - a first-ever collation of pages of advice from C.S. Lewis. Lewis once wrote to Lindskoog, "If you understand me so well, you will understand other authors, too." Writers who read Creative Writing for People Who Can't Not Write will agree with Lewis' assessment of Kathryn Lindskoog's insight into the writing life. And this book also passes Lindskoog's own test: "A good writer is a graceful guest in a reader's brain."

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This is an older book, however, this book does give good advice on how to write creatively. I was more pages would of been up loaded. But, the few pages I did get to read are worth it. I really liked the part on clichés. I also find myself writing to later delete them out.
This book would be a great tool for new writers like myself.
 

Contents

Written to That End
9
THE WONDER OF CREATIVITY
15
TO COMMUNICATE OR OBFUSCATE
37
PITFALLS AND PRATFALLS
57
EYE EAR NOSE AND THROAT SPECIALISTS
77
ENGLISH THE MARVELOUS MESS
95
A FOOT IN YOUR MOUTH
117
WRITERTYPES HOW TO TYPE YOURSELF
167
AUTHORS IN ACTION
187
WRITERS
243
Pure Poppycock
265
Bibliography
271
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About the author (1989)

Kathryn Lindskoog plunged into an independent academic-honors project on C. S. Lewis in 1954, met him in 1956, & has been writing & teaching about him ever since. Although crippled with progressive multiple sclerosis, she has taught literature courses at several colleges as well as New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary & Fuller Seminary. Lewis originally opened the door to George MacDonald & Dante for her, & that has now led to this extraordinary array of discoveries about all three.

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