What makes someone a writer? A writer writes, expressing the world through synthesis of mind and magic, sensuality and spirit. With both humor and reverence, Room to Write playfully prevails on us to experience the world through a writer’s eyes, and respond to the creative sparks that charge good writing.
In two hundred daily essays, the author invites the reader–whether an experienced writer or someone just starting out–into the crucibles from which creative writing erupts: emotion, imagination, intellect, and soul. Once there, she urges the reader to grab a pen, grasp a keyboard, and seize the moment when perception fires revelation and language becomes art.
Each page features an essay exploring an aspect of the writing process, an exercise to get the reader writing, and a quotation to tickle the mind and keep the writing going. Ultimately, readers learn about how they write, and how to trust their intuition.
Room to Write is a collection of beguiling provocations, an irresistible invitation to all those who believe that writing, like any creative endeavor, is a way of life.
Bonni Goldberg is a poet and essayist. Her essays, articles, and poetry are widely published in newspapers, magazines, and journals, including The New York Times, The Baltimore Sun, Baltimore Jewish Times, Art Calendar, Washington Review, Antioch Review, Florida Review,and Maryland… More about Bonni Goldberg