Creative Writing

Bang the Keys: Four Steps to a Lifelong Writing Practice by Jill Dearman

imgresBang the Keys: Four Steps to a Lifelong Writing Practice by Jill Dearman, graduate, the MFA in Creative Writing at The New School.

Penguin, 2009

Barnes & Noble: “Attention aspiring and working writers alike!

Finish your work in four easy steps with this explosion of inspiration.

How can aspiring writers-whether aiming for a short story, novel, or play-gain the confidence they need to follow through on their creative visions The answer can be found in this book by a writing coach and university writing professor whose ‘Bang the Keys’ workshop stems from an innovative four-step system that offers practical advice for demonstrated results every time.

Step 1: Begin with the strongest idea.
Step 2: Arrange the work into a concrete shape.
Step 3: Nurture the project with love, so that others can love it, too.
Step 4: Go finish, and then let it go so it may live independently in the world.

Also included are practical writing exercises that will give readers the tools and the inspiration to finish the writing projects they start … or bust their fingers trying!”


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