Barbara Abercrombie : A Year of Writing Dangerously
10 Excerpts from A Year of Writing Dangerously: 365 Days of Inspiration & Encouragment
"Barbara Abercrombie's A Year of Writing Dangerously is a book of short pieces to sustain any writer beginner or veteran through a year of writing, whether it's fiction, memoir, autobiography, or essays. Filled with juicy literary stories and the innermost thoughts about creativity from a wide variety of great writers, along with Abercrombie's time-tested writing advice and exercises. These selections will jumpstart writers as they struggle with the incredible challenge of being creative every day." New World Library
Writing Dangerously Interview & Excerpts
Day 273: Getting Published
Day 309: Sailing from Context
Day 283: A Mess of Questions and Detail
Day 195: One of the Worst Things a Writer Can Do
Day 149: The DVD in Your Head
Day 142: Writers with a View
Day 121: Life Rafts
Day 11: Racing Hearts and Churning Stomachs
Day 6: Daring to Tell
Day 1: Switchbacks up the Mountain
Writing Dangerously Interview with Barbara Abercrombie
"[In writing] we all have our own road up the mountain, or down into the valley, or in a small rickety boat over deep and dark water. Pick your metaphor."
"There's no way to glide gracefully into writing, no way to hide who we really are. There's always that loud space of emptiness and silence when you start to write, whether you're in a cabin or your bedroom or an office."
"There's no way to guarantee a safe, easy journey into words on the page. It's just you and your memory and experience and imagination. Naked."