If You Want to Write
A Book about Art, Independence and Spirit
ISBN10: 1555974716 ISBN13: 9781555974718 Publisher: Graywolf Pr Published: Jun 26 2007 Pages: 163 Weight: 0.50lbs. Height: 8.00" Width: 5.50" Depth: 0.50" Language: English
But we must try to find our True Conscience, our True Self, the very Center, for this is the only first-rate choice-making center. Here lies all originality, talent, honor, truthfulness, courage and cheerfulness. Here lies the ability to choose the good and the grand, the true and the beautiful.
In her ninety-three remarkable years, Brenda Ueland published six million words. She said she had two rules she followed absolutely: to tell the truth, and not to do anything she didn't want to do. Her integrity shines throughout If You Want to Write, her bestselling classic on the process of writing that has already inspired
thousands to find their own creative center. Carl Sandburg called this book "the best book ever written about how to write." Yet Ueland reminds us that "whenever I say 'writing' in this book, I also mean anything that you love and want to do or make."