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Description - One Continuous Mistake by Gail Sher

Based on the Zen philosophy that we learn more from our failures than from our successes, "One Continuous Mistake" teaches a refreshing new method for writing as spiritual practice. In this unique guide for writers of all levels, Gail Sher

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780140195873
ISBN-10: 0140195874
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 114mm x 14mm)
Pages: 224
Imprint: Arkana
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 30-Sep-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Book Reviews - One Continuous Mistake by Gail Sher

UK Kirkus Review » Most readers know that good books can bewitch for hours, but established writers know that words on the page don't happen by magic - that one per cent of inspiration must be matched by 99 per cent perspiration. In an age when communication skills are at a premium, this is a useful little book which reminds the reader of some basic truths about writing. Its maxims seem self-evident: that writers write; that writing is a process; that you don't know what your writing will be until the end of the process; and that if writing is your practice, the only way to fail is to not write. Sher takes her reader through some common blocks to writing, her approach painfully simple, almost simplistic, but scattered here are enough insights for those who find writing hard to make it worth a read. (Kirkus UK)

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Author Biography - Gail Sher

Gail Sher is the author of eight books of poetry and one book on breadmaking, in addition to her books on writing. Awarded Teacher of the Year by the combined educational faculties of the University of California at Berkeley, Stanford University, and San Francisco State University, she has taught graduate classes in writing, psychology, and Zen for many years. She lives in Berkeley, California.

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