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Writing to Change the World – writing

Posted on Aug 31, 2015. See more in Non-fiction

by Mary Pipher Riverhead Books, 2006 My friend Linda Avery called me from a bookstore in California and said, “Have you read Writing to Change the World?  Go!  Buy it now!”  Or words to that effect.  I did and she was right.  This is a powerfully encouraging book for those who believe that writing can be transformative able to transform us as well as...

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Writing the Natural Way – writing

Posted on Aug 31, 2015. See more in Non-fiction

by Gabriele Rico Jeremy P. Tarcher/ Putnam, 2000 Many of you may have already read this title. Writing partner and friend Peg resurrected a copy in her home library from the early nineties. My copy is the 15th anniversary edition. Comparing mine with Peg’s I’d say it is worth buying even if you have the first one. For one thing she includes pieces written...

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Writing Life Stories – writing

Posted on Aug 31, 2015. See more in Non-fiction

by Bill Roorbach Story Press, 1998 Mmmm.  This one.  Bill Roorbach’s Writing Life Stores/ How to make memories into memoirs, ideas into essays and life into literature.  It’s going on the to-be-referenced-often shelf here in my office.  At 56,  living in a small town, it’s not easy to find stellar classes in creative writing.  So I am always so grateful...

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Toxic Feedback – writing

Posted on Aug 31, 2015. See more in Non-fiction

by Joni B. Cole University Press of New England, 2006 Friend and fellow AWA writing group leader Laurie Baron recommended this one.  And now I recommend it – particularly for those facilitate writing groups, and also for those who need to sift through their reactions to all those “constructive critiques” offered by friends and fellow writers. Joni Cole, a...

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Three Cups of Tea – compassion

Posted on Aug 31, 2015. See more in Non-fiction

by Greg Morenson and David Oliver Relin Penguin Books, 2006 “One Man’s Mission to Promote Peace…One School at a Time.”  That’s the subtitle of Three Cups of Tea – the true story of Greg Mortenson’s mission to bring schooling to girls and boys in the mountain villages of Pakistan. Weakened and worn, Greg Mortenson is making his way down from a failed...

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