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

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You are commenting using your Facebook account. Page 1 of 1 Start over Page 1 of 1. Becoming a Writer is unlike any other writing book bradne the market today. What more can I say, except that Brande’s advice works. Product details File Size: Then there are exercises to help you get into the right frame of mind and to build up writing stamina.

Becoming a Writer by Dorothea Brande. You will find nothing about plot, dialogue, structure, beginnings, endings here. I go there to write; when I stop writing I leave. Besides, reading is much easier than writing.

In order to gain anything from reading it, the reader is required to undertake certain exercises. What other items do customers buy after viewing this item? weiter


The bulk of the book is about not only understanding that dual nature, but also positioning yourself to use that duality most effectively.

Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Aug 24, Dana. Mar 21, Andrew rated it it was amazing. When artists get themselves in balance, both their writing and thei Without exception, this is my very favorite book on writing. Boag rated it it was amazing Shelves: A reissue of a classic work published in on writing and the creative process, Becoming a Writer recaptures the excitement of Dorothea Brande’s creative writing classroom of the s.

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

Although I had been considerably disappointed in most of the books I had read and all the classes I had attended, it was not until I joined the ranks of instructors that I realized the true basis of my discontent. Cameron says to write three pages, also first thing in the morning, before doing anything else.

Becoming a Writer

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Oh my god, you guys. Apr 06, Daniel rated it it was amazing Shelves: She says- and she is right- that you must have dedicated time and place for writing. This is a book that aspiring writers must read to achieve the magic that gets those words on paper.


This book is about freeing that unconscious ability in all of us. Your resistance is actually greater than your desire to write, and you may as well find some other outlet for your energy early as late. 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. I follow Brandt’s precepts. However convenient the machine may be, there is no doubt about the muscular strain involved in typewriting; let any author tell you of rising stiff and aching from a long session.

That edition has numerous typo errors.

Well established, experienced authors will also benefit from the words of wisdom contained within this relatively slim volume. The purpose of this injunction will become clear later. I also never reread. This book will show you how.