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Breathing in, Breathing out By Ralph Fletcher

Breathing in, Breathing out by Ralph Fletcher

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Summary

Taking a look into the nature of a writer's notebook, this work examines what it is, how writers use it, and what makes it tick. It aims to help both new writers and those who may have once loved to write, find a natural rhythm for using a notebook in order to start living the life of a writer.

Breathing in, Breathing out Summary

Breathing in, Breathing out: Keeping a Writer's Notebook by Ralph Fletcher

Keeping a notebook is a good way to survive as a writer. It encourages a greater sensitivity to the world, inside and out. It serves as a haven for new ideas until they are strong and mature enough to face the harsh light of rational judgement. It also provides a quiet place for a writer to catch breath and begin writing. This text is for the writer in everyone, however lost, however buried. Ralph Fletcher takes a probing look into the nature of a writer's notebook, examining what it is, how writers use it, and what makes it tick. It explains why writers like Naomi Shihab Nye and Dorothy Allison consider their notebooks so important to the work they create. It also includes snippets from Fletcher's notebook, where he reveals the "displayed self" of a writer whose innermost workings he knows best. To Fletcher, keeping a writer's notebook is as natural an activity as breathing, so he has organized his book in a way that illuminates two basic aspects of the process. "Breathing In" refers to the way the notebook can serve as a receptacle for selected insights, lines, images, dreams, and fragments of conversations. In this way it helps with paying closer attention to the personal world. "Breathing Out" is intended to suggest the notebook as an ideal place to use what has been collected and spark original writing. The text is intended for new writers as well as those who may have once loved to write but have lost the spark along the way. It should help with finding a natural rhythm for using a notebook and in the process, starting to live the life of a writer.

Table of Contents

A Place to Write; What Moves You? What Matters?; Descent of the Language Angels; Thirteen Drops of Wine; Triggers - Bits, Lists, Lines, Questions...; Breathing in the Physical World; Talk; The Echo of the Past; Necessary Words; A Place to Write Badly; Compost and Transformation; Divining Rod - Summoning the Deep Water; Escaping from the Monkey Trap; The Set Piece - Something Small and Beautiful; Writing About Writing; Writing at the Border - Dangerous Words.

Additional information

GOR009544131
9780435072278
0435072277
Breathing in, Breathing out: Keeping a Writer's Notebook by Ralph Fletcher
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Pearson Education Limited
1996-11-18
128
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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