Wednesday, November 10, 2010


The Writer's Book of Days: A Spirited Companion & Lively Muse for the Writing Life
(Published by New World Library)

I love this book. It's absolutely filled to the brim with ideas and information.

The book includes a writing topic or prompt for every day of the year that opens the door to the creative process and leads the way to better writing. But that's only one way to use this terrific book. Teachers could use the ideas for their English students as a way to create a creative writing journal by giving them one idea or prompt each day.

There is a section titled The Writing Life: Writers and Their Day Jobs (pp 150151). I particularly liked this section because it gives famous writers a feel of reality. I like to say it gives them "a heartbeat and breath sounds." Students would love the "gossip" section, The Writing Life: Quirks and Idiosyncrasies (pp167-168)! I know I did!

Why not use the ideas in your book club as a way to view and discuss a novel?

Ah, so many possibilities! If you have any interest in writing, you must pick up this book. It's wonderful and so is Judy Reeves.

To listen to my interview with her, click here.

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