Welcome to day eleven of the Writer Mama Back-to-School Giveaway. Today’s giveaway is The Daily Writer by Fred White. How exciting, another new title this fall from Writer’s Digest Books!
About the Book
It isn’t always easy to carve out time to devote meaningful thought and energy to your writing. Hectic schedules, distractions, and creative blocks all too often interrupt the dream—postpone it for another day.
But with 366 provocative entries—each addressing a specific facet of the writing craft, and accompanied by an in-depth reflection and a stimulating exercise—The Daily Writer provides you with easy entry points into that elusive space where words matter most and helps you to embrace writing as a way of seeing the world.
Whether you’re looking for a way to better integrate writing into your life, get warmed up before you dive into a bigger work in progress, or overcome an old case of writer’s block, The Daily Writer can help you establish and maintain an inspired devotion to the craft.
About the Author
Fred White, an associate professor of English at Santa Clara University in Northern California, received his Ph.D. in English (emphasis on rhetoric and the teaching of writing) from the University of Iowa. In 1997, he received Santa Clara University’s Louis and Dorina Brutocao Award for Teaching Excellence. He is the author of four textbooks on writing, the latest of which, The Well-Crafted Argument, co-authored with Simone Billings, is in its third edition (Houghton Mifflin, 2008). Other recent books include LifeWriting: Drawing from Personal Experience to Create Features You Can Publish (Quill Driver Books, 2004; a Writer’s Digest Book Club Selection); Essential Muir: A Selection of John Muir’s Best Writings (Heyday Books, 2006); and Approaching Emily Dickinson: Critical Currents and Crosscurrents Since 1960 (Camden House, 2008). He has also published numerous shorter works—most recently a one-act children’s play, Beowulf & Grendel—an adaptation of the great Anglo-Saxon epic (Big Dog Plays, 2007); a full-length play, Bones, based on the life of the poet John Berryman (Oregon Literary Review, 2005); plus essays, short fiction, and poetry in The Cambridge Companion to Emily Dickinson, edited by Wendy Martin (Cambridge University Press, 2002); The Chronicle of Higher Education; College Literature; Confrontation; Pleiades; Rattle; The San Jose Mercury News; and South Carolina Review. He lives in San Mateo, California, with his wife, Therese (an attorney), and their insubordinate cat, Cordelia.
Today’s question: Do you write on a daily basis? Why or why not? Would this strategy work for you? Do you have another strategy that works instead? Talk about writing daily and whether you think it’s important advice.
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