Nikita Lalwani, fabulous guest tutor on our forthcoming six-month creative-writing course, has drawn our attention to a most remarkable book: Becoming a Writer, by Dorothea Brande (1934). This book is a MUST for aspiring writers and we want to share with you some of its gems. She’s especially good at reassuring you that you are a Writer (capital W) and revealing to you that even afternoon naps and spells of unproductivity are in fact secret signs of your Genius…
Here’s our first excerpt:
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