Courtesy of Lara Zielin, one of the fantabulous 2009 Debs, comes this video:
While I haven’t knocked on anyone’s door … yet, I’ve been known to sing the praises of “The Donald” more than once. Okay. A lot. All the time. Actually, I probably need a 12-step program, the one where I promise not to annoy my writing friends.
But, but, but … their (writing) lives would be much more fulfilling if only they listened to Donald Maass. Try the gateway drug Writing the Breakout Novel Workbook. Just one exercise. Or two! How could it hurt? It’s an exercise, silly, not a way of life.
That comes later.
And look, he’s going to be in Madison, WI in November! I may have to make a pilgrimage.
Seriously. I used Writing the Breakout Novel Workbook extensively with Geek Girl. But you know, writing craft books are just like any other book–they work for some people and not for others. For me, voice and tone go a long way in whether I simply enjoy a writing craft book.
But, yeah. I’ll try to stop curb the proselytizing.
One response to “I see myself in this …”
Yes, yes, Donald Maas. And huge YES to writing exercises. (come over and visit – I’ve been on a tear reading “writing” books and doing exercises. In fact, can’t wait to get started tonight on a nice fat, many-page exercise. AFter a walk. Following this hectic corporate day.