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  • SubGenre:Writing / General
  • Language:English
  • Pages:104
  • eBook ISBN:9781667824949
  • Paperback ISBN:9781667824932

Words and Wonder

A Guide to Becoming a Creative Writer

by Dana De Greff

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In this refreshingly honest book, Dana De Greff uses her own experiences as a writer, editor, journalist, coach, and instructor to share insight and techniques for aspiring writers, creatives, and story lovers. Words and Wonder reveals some of the basic tools everyone must have to foster a more creative life and answers the top questions from writers of all ages and abilities, such as: how to find the time to write; how to find inspiration; how to get published, and more. Words and Wonder also provides hacks for tapping into the flow state and inspirational "De Greff Doors," or journaling prompts. Through it all, De Greff reminds us: "No matter how or when or why you write, the words can only come from you, and only you can get them out of your head and onto the page."
WORDS AND WONDER: A Guide to Becoming a Creative Writer is a practical guide for new and emerging writers. It gives insider advice on how to best enter and live a writerly life. Using De Greff's own varied experiences over the last ten plus years as an editor, journalist, instructor, and published author, WORDS AND WONDER was inspired by the number of times she got asked questions such as: • "How do I find time to write?" • "Should I get an MFA?" • "How do I find an agent that's right for me?" • "Where does inspiration come from?" Throughout WORDS AND WONDER, readers are given professional and creative insight into De Greff's journey from writing haphazardly in an emerging space to becoming an established and disciplined writer, as well as various methods and techniques to integrate more writing into their daily lives, how to tap into the creative flow state, and numerous "De Greff Doors," or journaling prompts. This book is essential reading for anyone who wants to gain a better understanding of their current writing practices and habits (or lack thereof), as well as how to best produce material for publication and infuse more wonder into your life.
About the author
DANA DE GREFF is the author of Alterations, winner of the Rane Arroyo Chapbook Series. She has taught Creative Writing at the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Miami, Books & Books, The Loft Literary Center, Austin Bat Cave, Writing Workshops, and Writers.com. She's the recipient of a 2021 Pushcart Prize Nomination and her work has appeared in Cosmonauts Avenue, PANK, Origins Journal, and Gulf Stream Magazine, among others. She works with emerging and established writers, helping them bring their books to life through creative tools, publishing insight, and mentorship. Find out more at danadegreff.com.

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