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A Captivating and Unique Book for Writers

  • Jan 21, 2012
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During the last 25+ years, I've read stacks of how-to-write books. If you are looking for one of those types of books, UNLEASH THE WRITER WITHIN isn't for you. The much published Cecil Murphey instead attacks the internal factors for the writer. Why do you write? What is the motivation to create more words?

You will be hard pressed to find a more vulnerable book about the writing life. As Cec writes in Chapter 5 The Conceit of Writing, "Nothing I've ever done has tormented me more than writing. At times the stress level has become almost unbearable especially when I've faced a self-imposed deadline. ..Despite that, I've earned my living at writing for nearly thirty years, and I can't think of anything I would rather do even if I lived to be 150. I may grumble a little, or ask myself, "Why did I agree to do this project?" or "I must have been nuts to sign that contract." Yet I keep on, I don't give up." (Page 21)

The short inspirational chapters make this book ideal for a daily boost to your writing life. Whether you've never published or are much published, you will find yourself nodding in agreement to the insight in UNLEASH THE WRITER WITHIN. It provides insight and encouragement. I highly recommend it.
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January 23, 2012
Great write-up, thanks for sharing!
 
January 23, 2012
Agreed.
 
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I am an Acquisitions Editor at Morgan James Publishing. I have written more than 60 books for traditional publishers and for more than 50 magazines. My blog on The Writing Life has more than 1,100 searchable … more
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