A Writer’s Book of Days

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A Writer's Book of Days, revised editionAbout the Book:

A Writer’s Book of Days is a holistic approach to being a writer that encompasses the physical, emotional, and spiritual as well as the creative aspects of writing.

Evocative daily writing prompts – culled from hundreds of writing workshops – open the door to your own creative process, leading you to better writing. To create new or enhance existing stories, poems, or writing of any kind, all you have to do is set a date for writing practice, open your notebook, and begin writing.

You’ll learn:

  • The ten daily habits that make a good writer
  • What stuck looks like and how to get unstuck
  • How to tell when the critic, censor, or editor is present and what to do about it
  • How to transfer real life into fiction
  • Where to find fresh images
  • How to discover what you really want to write about.

A Writer’s Book of Days can be counted on for encouragement, motivation, cheering on, and a never-ending supply of great ideas. It’s a best friend, creative partner, and a portable muse all rolled into one.

More Praise for the Book:

“A Writer’s Book of Days is the best sort of writer’s book: You feel like writing as you read it! It is a spring-fed fountain of inspiration for the writers in us all. This book dances around the imagination and makes you take out your pens and notebook to play.”      – SARK, Artist/author of Succulent Wild Women

“A delightful mix of common sense and inspiration … I suggest this book to every writing seminar graduate – a way to take the experience home and carry on.”
- Christina Baldwin, Author of Storycatcher and Life’s Companion

“Sure to quench the thirst for inspiration. Reeves’s work will find the creative in every writer, and bring it dancing onto the page.”      - Fiction Writer

“An invaluable guide for the writer … Full of delicious prompts, exercises, insights, and inspirational tips, it will get people who dream of becoming real writers to do what real writers do – sit down joyfully and get to work!”
- Steve Kowit, Author of In the Palm of Your Hand

“Hats off to Judy Reeves for this practical compendium for the budding writer. Writers have long known that daily practice is what it takes, and Ms. Reeves gives us a helping hand with daily writing exercises, useful inspiration, and pertinent quotes from Mick Jagger to Willa Cather. This Book of Days is not for the shelf but for the backpack, the desk, the bedside table. A portable feast.”
- Dorianne Laux, Professor of creative writing, University of Oregon, Coauthor of
The Poet’s Companion: A Guide to the Pleasures of Writing Poetry