Writers Gym: Exercises And Training Tips For Writers by Eliza ClarkWriters Gym: Exercises And Training Tips For Writers by Eliza Clark

Writers Gym: Exercises And Training Tips For Writers

byEliza Clark

Paperback | June 5, 2007

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Motivated by her own experiences as a writer and as a workshop leader, Eliza Clark has conceived a creative-writing book focused on quick and simple exercises—an inspirational kick-start to help writers practise and improve by getting their creative juices flowing. With contributions in the form of interviews, tips, and fiction exercises from some of the best writers working today, this is an essential book for both the novice and seasoned pro.
Eliza Clark is the author of the novels Miss You Like Crazy (shortlisted for the Trillium Book Award) and the Stephen Leacock Medal), What You Need (nominated for the Giller Prize), and Bite the Stars. She has taught creative writing classes for over a decade, most recently at York University in Toronto. She co-directs an online writin...
Title:Writers Gym: Exercises And Training Tips For WritersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 8.25 × 5.19 × 0.44 inPublished:June 5, 2007Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0143054279

ISBN - 13:9780143054276

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from A varied and useful resource This is a book of varied and deceptively easy exercises for a writer. There's a trove of interesting, unusual, or just plain odd writing ideas, and throughout them all, the voices of writers passing on their best practices and advice. I really appreciated the unfiltered nature of the advice, what one author says ("Write every day!") is opposed by another ("Learn when you can't write!"), and there's a sense of "what works for you is the most important thing" that flows throughout the exercises. The tasks themselves vary in quality and time expenditure, but again, this feeds into the idea of there being "something for everyone." Near the end of the book, there are exercises specifically for writing groups or classes, but even those could, with some work, function for a solo writer. That said, you'll have to bring your own stuffed crocodile head.
Date published: 2008-08-07