If You Want to Write by Brenda Ueland
A Book about Art, Independence and Spirit

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THE GRAYWOLF BESTSELLER NOW AVAILABLE IN EBOOK FORM 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.”

About Brenda Ueland

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BRENDA UELAND (1891-1985) spent many years living in New York, where she was part of the Greenwich Village bohemian crowd. She received an international swimming record for over-eighty-year-olds and was knighted by the King of Norway.
Published January 15, 2010 by Wilder Publications. 168 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Self Help, Literature & Fiction, Business & Economics, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Arts & Photography, Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction

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Brenda Ueland knows it from personal experience, but in this book she has looked through rose-colored spectacles, and turned out a sunny side up, inspirational piece of hokum, which will flood the literary market with work of young hopefuls.

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Ueland argues that anyone can write well once the imagination is freed from self-consciousness, anxiety and fear of failure. This is a fresh and vivid approach to creative endeavors. (April)

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