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My friends call me Elldee. And breaking the half century mark has been highly motivating: happy wife, mother, writer, teacher, day dreamer.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Running out of ideas?

Every writer needs a little help some time. So here is a book that might just help. A Writer's Book of Days.  I purchased this from Writer's Digest years ago, but it is still available, paperback and eBook format.  It offers so much to a writer. Besides supplying daily writing prompts, it offers insight into the minds of productive, imaginative authors along with the opportunity to gain a little insight about oneself as a writer.

It offers the following:
  • exercises to improve writing
  • 365 days of writing prompts
  • questions to consider about writing habits and desires
  • short quotes that encourage and motivate the writer
  • other writers' experiences
It's a handy little book that I have used privately and as a textbook for my creative writing students.  Each student knows to just turn to the page for the day's date if a class day is missed, and the prompt is the same as his/her peers responded to that day.  I don't use the other features daily in class, but some days, they are the perfect supplement to the day's instruction.

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