Escaping Into the Open

Escaping Into the Open

The Art of Writing True

Book - 2000
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Elizabeth Berg touches women's lives with heartbreakingly funny and true novels -- including the New York Times bestseller Talk Before Sleep -- that distinctly capture the essence of their lives. Now this critically acclaimed author and writing instructor offers an inspiring, practical handbook on the joys, challenges, and creative possibilities inherent in the writing life.

Both autobiography and primer, Escaping into the Open interweaves Elizabeth Berg's story of her own journey from working mother to published novelist with encouraging advice on how to create stories that spring from deep within the heart.

With wit and honesty, Elizabeth Berg provides numerous exercises that will unleash individual creativity and access and utilize all of the senses. Most important, she tells how to fire passion -- emotion -- into writing itself; to break through personal barriers and reach one's own outer limits and beyond.

Publisher: New York : Perennial, 2000
ISBN: 9780060929299
Branch Call Number: ANF 813.54 BER
Characteristics: xv, 223 p. ; 20 cm


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rowanquincy Nov 06, 2012

Great advice on writing by a wonderul writer.

Apr 16, 2010

This is a good resource. There are many creative ideas and helpful suggestions in this book.

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