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Write Starts by Hal Zina Bennett
Authors : Hal Zina Bennett

Prompts, Quotes, and Exercises to Jumpstart Your Creativity with Hal Zina Bennett

Author and editor Hal Zina Bennett has published more than thirty books, including Write from the Heart, Zuni Fetishes, Follow Your Bliss, and Spirit Guides. A workshop leader, writing coach, and book doctor, he has helped over two hundred authors and publishers develop successful books, including several bestsellers. He lives in Northern California and his website is

Write Starts Excerpts by Hal Zina Bennett

The following excerpts are published with permission from the book Write Starts: Prompts, Quotes, and Exercises to Jumpstart Your Creativity by Hal Zina Bennett.

Get Unreal: A Writing Exercise
By Hal Zina Bennett
Sooner or later writers come to the full realization that the reality depicted on the page or on the canvas of the painter has its own reality and is not a copy of life. The ultimate question we need to ask ourselves is, Does it work as a story and on its own terms?

Solitude and Creativity
By Hal Zina Bennett
The creative process requires that you leave the external world and go to your private inner one. And while you dwell in this inner space, you don't want to be distracted by the external world.