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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Dancing on the Head of a Pen: The Practice of a Writing Life by Robert Benson



Everyone has the gift of creativity. We just express creativity in different ways. Some people excel in the kitchen, some garden. Some tackle complex computer problems and get lost in the world of numbers and equations. Some take their ingenuity to work with broken people. Some of us nurture creativity in others. Some of us are painters or poets or potters.
And some of us write, creating with words and crafting with letters and our tools of ink and computer clicks.

This is not a how-to book for how to write. It is what Benson has done throughout his writing career; what he has found works for him that he offers simply as suggestions for others.

Dancing on the Head of a Pen is a short, easy to read book full of practical insights for anyone desiring to assemble words on a page for others to read. Each chapter focuses on one topic and Benson effectively ties in his own writing journey, including his victories and struggles, with a tip on making the writing process happen.

I liked Dancing on the Head of a Pin, and recommend it for its realistic tips on writing a book for talented or aspiring writers. The book reveals the journey of the author as a writer, his inspirations and his tips to be a writer. Benson delivers on his advice to give writers a way to begin.

I received copy of eBook from WaterBrook Publishing in their Blogging for Books Program.

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