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Courage and Craft: Writing Your Life into StoryCourage and Craft: Writing Your Life into Story by Barbara Abercrombie

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

As I am a total junkie when it comes to books about writing, I have become more discerning with every one that I read. This one is an easy read – that’s a plus. It also covers the same ground as a lot of other similar books. That’s not such a good thing. I didn’t really have a standout “Wow! I’ve never thought about it that way.. ” moment while I was reading it. Yes, I’ve read A LOT of books about writing, but I’m not at all burned out on them. This one just didn’t seem to have a fresh viewpoint. Having said that, it’s a great intro book, and she mentions MANY of my favorite volumes in a Recommended Reading section at the back: On Writing (Stephen King), Bird by Bird (Anne Lamott), If You Want to Write (Brenda Ueland), and On Writing Well (William Zinser). If you only read one, read one of those…just a suggestion.

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