Forget about the authors and their books who claim that writing is impossible, that getting through the slush pile is impossible and getting published is impossible! There needs to be positivity to enable creativity and Dorothea Brande’s Becoming a Writer is a reassuring and comforting friend. Full of good, sensible and practical advice.
Brande’s advice is over seventy years old reminding us that writing in an age old art and like anything you aspire to be good at, you simply have to practise. If you’re going to be published and continue to be published you need to write!
All in all, an inspiring and motivating good read which all writers should keep at their side.
Becoming a Writer is published by Pan Books, New Ed, foreword by Malcolm Bradbury, 1996.