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Write for Life

Creative Tools for Every Writer (A 6-Week Artist's Way Program)

Julia Cameron

St. Martin's Essentials

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ISBN10: 1250866278
ISBN13: 9781250866271

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208 Pages



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Julia Cameron has been teaching the world about creativity since her seminal book, The Artist’s Way, first broke open the conversation around art.

Now, in Write for Life, she turns to one of the subjects closest to her heart: the art and practice of writing.

Over the course of six weeks, Cameron carefully guides readers step by step through the creative process. This latest guide in the Artist’s Way Series:

- Introduces a new tool and expands on powerful tried and true methods.

- Gently guides readers through many common creative issues—from procrastinating and getting started, to dealing with doubt, deadlines, and “crazymakers.”

- Will help you reach your goals, whether your project is a novel, poetry, screenplay, standup, or songwriting.

With the learned experience of a lifetime of writing, Cameron gives readers practical tools to start, pursue, and finish their writing project. Write for Life is an essential read for writers who have completed The Artist’s Way and are looking to continue their creative journey or new writers who are just putting pen to paper.


Praise for Write for Life

"In this luminous new book, Julia Cameron whisks you so effortlessly along a six-week writing adventure that you will barely notice you have written the first draft of a book until she deposits you back on your doorstep. There is a book in you, a ripe fruit, ready to drop into your hand. Write for Life is the gust of wind you've been waiting for."—Mirabai Starr, Author of Wild Mercy & Caravan of No Despair

"[A] boon to those struggling to get started. Aspiring writers will appreciate the solid advice."Publisher's Weekly

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There are several basic tools that serve as a bedrock for productive writing. With these tools in place, it is possible to set the stage for longevity as a writer. This week, you will prime the pump—readying...

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About the author

Julia Cameron

Hailed by the New York Times as “The Queen of Change,” JULIA CAMERON is credited with starting a movement in 1992 that has brought creativity into the mainstream conversation. She is the best-selling author of more than forty books, fiction and nonfiction; a poet, songwriter, filmmaker and playwright. Commonly referred to as “The Godmother” of creativity, her tools are based in practice, not theory. The Artist’s Way has been translated into forty languages and sold over five million copies to date.

Robert Stivers