Can i become a writer

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can i become a writer

Becoming a Writer by Dorothea Brande

Refreshingly slim, beautifully written and deliciously elegant, Dorothea Brandes Becoming a Writer remains evergreen decades after it was first written. Brande believed passionately that although people have varying amounts of talent, anyone can write. Its just a question of finding the writers magic--a degree of which is in us all. She also insists that writing can be both taught and learned. So she is enraged by the pessimistic authors of so many writing books who rejoice in trying to put off the aspiring writer by constantly stressing how difficult it all is.

With close reference to the great writers of her day--Wolfe, Forster, Wharton and so on--Brande gives practical but inspirational advice about finding the right time of day to write and being very self disciplined about it--You have decided to write at four oclock, and at four oclock you must write. Shes strong on confidence building and theres a lot about cheating your unconscious which will constantly try to stop you writing by coming up with excuses. Then there are exercises to help you get into the right frame of mind and to build up writing stamina. She also shows how to harness the unconscious, how to fall into the artistic coma, then how to re-emerge and be your own critic.

This is Dorothea Brandes legacy to all those who have ever wanted to express their ideas in written form. A sound, practical, inspirational and charming approach to writing, it fulfills on finding the writers magic.
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You want to learn how to become a good writer, how to become a successful writer , even how to become a great writer. Encouragement helps, but sometimes a cold splash of truth is what it takes to get people in motion. You really want to know how to become a good writer? Are you ready? Brace yourself. Certain types of emails I get that automatically indicate the person on the other end is never going to succeed.

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You have a blog. While the pay is divine, you are not entirely happy.

Show less The translation of human experience into an artful literary presentation is the art of writing. Writing is a careful craft that follows certain literary techniques and maintains field standards. Most fields in creative writing from academia and publishing, to grant and technical writing , require a higher degree, including at least a Bachelor's degree, and, often, an MFA in creative writing or an MA in literature, journalism, or a related field. Try again! Feel free to explore different types of writing, such as poetry, creative non-fiction, and novels! You might find a new type of writing you love, or enjoy hopping between the different types -- after all, there's no one-size-fits-all way to write!


  1. Clémence S. says:

    It has been believed for many decades that you are either born a writer or not.

  2. Ewan W. says:

    No, really.

  3. Jessica H. says:

    From the copywriter working on Madison Avenue in New York to the self-employed screenwriter trying to find a break in Hollywood, writing is an extensive and diverse professional field.

  4. Shane M. says:

    Writing Degrees & Careers | How to Become a Writer

  5. Michele G. says:

    Can you hear that? Pop. It's the sound of me bursting your bubble. I started a blog to help other writers because I know it's possible to succeed.

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