Apparently I’ve Found “the best book ever written on how to write!”

Brenda Ueland lived 93 years as a veteran freelance writer, memoirist, and writing teacher, publishing around six million words (talk about writing!).  She once said there were two simple rules that she followed absolutely: to tell the truth, and not do anything she didn’t want to do. That quite a fearless goal, I like it.
Her book, If You Want to Write, was a bestselling classic that first appeared in the late 1930s and has inspired thousands to find their own creative center. Carl Sandburg, our quoter, remarked that Ueland’s primer is “the best book ever written on how to write.” I’ve also heard it goes hand-in-hand with The Artist’s Way. It is definitely next on my checklist, I’ll keep you posted on if I find it to be a worthy primer, let’s jump in!


About drunk with magic

Bonjour! Je m’appelle Maya Joy. I am a recent graduate from the University of California: Santa Cruz. I currently reside in San Francisco, California, where I work, study and create collections of art works (among other things). I have great interest in writing, painting, drawing, reading, dancing, physics, Eastern thought, photography and more! If you have any questions feel free to email me at:
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