In The Right to Write, Julia Cameron’s most revolutionary book, the author of the bestselling self-help guide The Artist’s Way, asserts that conventional writing wisdom would have you believe in a false doctrine that stifles creativity.
With the techniques and anecdotes in The Right to Write, readers learn to make writing a natural, intensely personal part of life. Cameron’s instruction and examples include the details of the writing processes she uses to create her own bestselling books. She makes writing a playful and realistic as well as a reflective event. Anyone jumping into the writing life for the first time and those already living it will discover the art of writing is never the same after reading The Right to Write.
The Right To Write
What if everything we have been taught about learning to write was wrong?Julia Cameron
“We should write because it is human nature to write. Writing claims our world. It makes it directly and specifically our own. We should write because humans are spiritual beings and writing is a powerful form of prayer and meditation, connecting us both to our own insights and to a higher and deeper level of inner guidance.
We should write because writing brings clarity and passion to the act of living. Writing is sensual, experiential, grounding. We should write because writing is good for the soul. We should write because writing yields us a body of work, a felt path through the world we live in.
We should write, above all, because we are writers, whether we call ourselves that or not.
Those of you who have been reading my blogs for a while, might remember the big impact Julia Cameron’s book ‘The Artist’s Way‘ made in my life.
The Right to Write is not a guide book or a technical book on writing. Rather it is a collection of reflections with some great initiation tools to encourage readers to have a meaningful and productive writing practice.
Cameron’s real gift is in convincing you that any one can write. And indeed, that every one must write. This book will help you to grow as a writer and person and appreciate the gift of writing.
It’s obvious that I am recommending this book, because Cameron’s philosophy on writing resonates with me. This book is not about how to write, rather it’s a motivation to live your best writing life.
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