Escaping Into The Open: The Art Of Writing True

Paperback | August 21, 2012

byElizabeth Berg

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“Crystal clear, bracing as ice water, Escaping Into the Open should be read by all scribblers regardless of material success.”
—Rita Mae Brown

“This is a really good book.”
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Bestselling, award-winning novelist Elizabeth Berg knows a thing or two about writing, having graced the world with wonderful works of fiction including Talk Before Sleep, The Year of Pleasures, and the acclaimed Oprah Book Club Selection, Open House. With Escaping Into the Open, she offers an inspiring, eminently entertaining, and delightfully practical handbook on the joys, challenges, and creative possibilities inherent in the writing life. Now revised with new material—a classic in the vein of Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg and Anne Lamott’s Bird by Bird—Elizabeth Berg’s Escaping Into the Open is an indispensable guide for any aspiring storyteller.

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“Crystal clear, bracing as ice water, Escaping Into the Open should be read by all scribblers regardless of material success.”—Rita Mae Brown“This is a really good book.”—BooklistBestselling, award-winning novelist Elizabeth Berg knows a thing or two about writing, having graced the world with wonderful works of fiction including Talk ...

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Both autobiography and primer, Escaping into the Open is an inspiring, practical handbook on the joys and challenges of the writing life. Renowned author and writing instructor Elizabeth Berg interweaves the story of her own journey from working mother to bestselling novelist with encouraging advice on how to create stories that spring...

Elizabeth Berg's work has won the NEBA Award for fiction and has been included twice on the ALA Best Books of the Year list. Her novelOpen Housewas an Oprah's Book Club pick, and her writing has appeared in numerous publications, includingLadies' Home Journal,Redbook, and theNew York Times Magazine. She lives outside Chicago, Illinois.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.58 inPublished:August 21, 2012Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0062200445

ISBN - 13:9780062200440

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“This is a really good book . . . anyone who ever needs to write anything will find bright shards of useful stuff here.”