31 Days of Books for Writers: On Becoming a Writer by Denise Hughes

“To be a writer is to be a person of faith, someone who trusts in the writing process. The blank page isn’t mocking us. It’s inviting us. Like invisible ink, the words are already there. Hidden. But they’re not hidden on the page. They’re hidden inside of us. And when the timing is right, the light will turn on, revealing each word, one letter at a time.” On Becoming a Writer by Denise Hughes

31 Days of Books for Writers: On Becoming a Writer by Denise Hughes

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  1. This is the second time I’ve seen this title on a blog, and both times I thought (admit I *hoped* it was Becoming a Writer, but Dorthea Brand. That book is over 30 years old now (aka, really cheep used copies on Amazon), but it was the first book I remember reading (in my early days of imbibing writing books) that said things to me I didn’t remember from school.

    Dorthea’s was the first place I read about morning pages, and the only place where she said, ‘Now look back at what you’ve written in those pages. This is a clue to the type of writer you naturally are.’

    It was my first touch of self-knowing, not as indulgence, but as a path to greater joy and effectiveness in your work.

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