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Sparkling with delightful witty thought provoking morsels for today s writers Monica Wood s dreamy yet realistic writer s companion will encourage your muse to take flight The stimulating visuals laced throughout the book uniquely capture the essence of the literary imagination and provide salve for the writer s soul p p p Wood delves below the surface of a writer s life and illustrates her apt points with both pictures and words She says Treat yourself Buy an expensive pen a box of colorful paperclips a fine handmade notebook or a leather bookmark In other words allow yourself a moment to luxuriate in your gift of words She also reminds us of the need to be disciplined and to avoid being sidetracked by those little distractions for example you might hold off on checking your email in the morning until you ve written at least three pages p p p p In relation to character development in fiction the author points out that a good plot complication will either thwart or alter the character s desire She reminds you to instill your characters with life And she offers an extremely useful tool using differently colored markers to highlight action reflection and dialogue in your prose This ingenious technique will assist you in knowing when you are telling rather than showing and will allow you to create vivid action that will involve the reader in your characters and plot All in all Wood has authored an innovative inspirational pocket muse that is produced in a handy carry along size and is so unique it doesn t even require numbered pages It is all about inspiration digging deep and keeping the faith as you spin out prose that will long be remembered i Evie Rhodes i p by Monica Wood

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The Pocket Muse: Ideas and Inspirations for Writing
Title:The Pocket Muse: Ideas and Inspirations for Writing
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Number of Pages:256
Category:Writing, Non fiction, Reference
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