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  • Author:
    Midge Raymond
  • ISBN:
    161822011X
  • ISBN13:
    978-1618220110
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  • Publisher:
    Ashland Creek Press (May 11, 2012)
  • Pages:
    150 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Writing Research & Publishing Guides
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  • Rating:
    4.3
  • Votes:
    478
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What I love about Everyday Writing is that Midge Raymond doesn’t write from the heights of great accomplishment as a. .

What I love about Everyday Writing is that Midge Raymond doesn’t write from the heights of great accomplishment as a much-published writer (which she is) but from right down here in the trenches with the rest of us, trying to live the writing life in a world that doesn’t always cater to i. Everyday Writing also offers more than 150 prompts to fit into any writer’s life, from five-minute prompts you can do in a grocery store line to lengthy prompts that are perfect for a writing retreat. Whether you’d like to generate new material, free yourself from writer’s block, or start a revision, these writing exercises provide a way to engage immediately with your work.

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"This invaluable collection of writing prompts and sage advice should be on every writer's shelf--and used!--alongside Anne Lamott's Bird by Bird and Stephen King's On Writing."--Jenna Blum, author of New York Times & international bestsellers Those Who Save Us and The Stormchasers "Practical and encouraging with refreshing touches of humor, Midge Raymond shows us how to use our everyday lives as material for our writing and offers intriguing prompts to get us started (from five minutes) and to keep us going (a weekend retreat)." --Judy Reeves, author of A Writer's Book of Days How to be a writer even when you can't write every day... Writers are often told that in order to succeed, they must write every day--yet this isn't realistic or feasible for writers with families, day jobs, and other responsibilities that preclude a daily writing practice. Everyday Writing is about how to be a writer every day, even if you're unable to sit down to write every day. This book provides dozens of tips for busy writers, including how to create your ideal writing space, how to develop habits that work for you, and how to keep your projects moving forward even when you're short on time. Everyday Writing also offers more than 150 prompts to fit into any writer's life, from five-minute prompts you can do in a grocery store line to lengthy prompts that are perfect for a writing retreat. Whether you'd like to generate new material, free yourself from writer's block, or start a revision, these writing exercises provide a way to engage immediately with your work.

Dugor
I found this book to be a great read, both in terms of motivation, and as a source of ideas for writing exercises/prompts to get the mind moving. I already have what I would call "very good" writing habits, but I was able to find plenty of ideas in here that will be of use to me for brainstorming, or simply for making my mind travel down different roads when I'm in front of the keyboard. For writers who have not yet developed consistent habits, or who struggle with blocking, this book would be of even greater value. Regardless of your level, you can find something in this book to learn from.

In addition to the oodles of writing prompts that the author offers, she shares her philosophy on what it is to embrace the writer's mindset, or to become the "everyday writer". She has simple, practical ways in which we can view the world from a writer's perspective, with particular emphasis placed on the skill of observation. We're surrounded by potential ideas (and characters!) that can inspire us, if only we keep those pesky smart phones in our pockets for a while, and pay attention to what's going on around us.
Zeli
Exceptionally helpful as well as humorously accessible...this collection of prompts and encouragements is a must for all writers intent on refining their craft.
Kanrad
I had the pleasure of buying a copy of this book directly from the author after a class on the same "everyday writing" subject. Both the class and the book provided me with smack-yourself-on-the-forehead "why haven't I been doing it that way?" moments.

The book is short - but I appreciated that. Who has the time to wade through big, long books on writing? Let's get to the meat! And then get back to our own writing!

The first half is full of great suggestions and helpful tips and I'm sure you'll dog-ear some pages and do some underlining, as I've done with my copy. The second half is full of prompts which range from 5-minute to much longer prompts. I would definitely recommend the book to writers who struggle to fit writing in to their hectic schedules!
Kuve
This is a short e-book that promises to help people who want to write but who can never find the time. It's divided into two parts. The first part offers tips to help readers start writing and keep writing. I thought a few of the tips were insightful, but for the most part, they seemed like common sense or were just rather obvious. The second part of the book offers many writing prompts. I like how the prompts are organized by how much time you have to write, from just a few minutes to a whole weekend. However, they seem mostly geared toward fiction writers, so they weren't terribly useful to me. I would recommend this book to beginning writers who are just starting to learn the routine that works best for them.
JoJogar
I really enjoyed this book. Midge Raymond gave some great and practical advice that was easy to understand. Her language was flowing, and easy to understand. This was a down to earth book with normal situations and lots of the advice seemed quite insightful. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone interested in writing or to anyone who needs a little extra motivation. Highly recommended!
Celace
I think Everyday Writing would be helpful for anyone who needs a nudge to get writing when the ideas happen not to be flowing. In the first half of the book, the author, Midge Raymond, offers tips and encouragement to help writers develop their powers of observation, which are crucial for any writer. Carry a notebook! Put down your iphone! Pay attention! This is good advice for writing and for life. In the second half of the book Raymond offers a range of prompts to produce quick five-minute blasts to longer more elaborate output. Never underestimate the power of a prompt. I can sometimes be resistant to doing them, but I always find something useful comes of them, and twice, prompts have actually led to published stories. So I'm a believer. This month I've committed myself to writing something new every day, and Everyday Writing will come in handy as I sit down at my desk each morning.
Agagamand
I enjoyed Everyday Writing by Midge Raymond. The first portion of the book contains writing and motivational tips, such as: "...I don't subscribe to the notion that if we don't sit down to write every day, we'll never accomplish anything," and "If you're motivated, you can and will fit in your writing."
I admit to being a procrastinator when it comes to writing. I don't take a few minutes to write when I could, and instead do something like clean, do a parenting task, or work on a crossword puzzle. Everyday Writing doesn't make me want to write - there isn't any book that can do that - but the exercises provided in the second half of the book are very good, with five and fifteen minute prompts to help remind you that you are a writer, as well as evening, vacation, weekend and retreat prompts for longer writing sessions.
The only technical problem I encountered in this e-book was an unexpected font change, from serif to sans serif, on page 8.
I feel this book will be a very helpful resource to have around, to remind me that I am a writer, even when I'm erratic and unmotivated.
Everyday Writing is a shot of inspiration that will get you putting pen to paper (or fingers
to keys) even if you're not ready to quit the day job. Midge Raymond is an
excellent author in her own right (winner of the Spokane Prize for short
fiction), and her tips will make you laugh, make you think, and, most
importantly, make you write!