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The Power to Write
Seven Keys to Discover Your Writer Within
Caroline Joy Adams
ISBN: 9781573248099
Book (Paperback)
Red Wheel
6 x 7 1/2
192 pages
April 1, 2003


A Writing Workshop in a Book!

Writing teacher and artist/calligrapher Adams knows the tremendous power of the written word. And she has made it her mission to put into action her belief that everyone can experience and enjoy this power and the fruits of her or his own creativity. Many can write, but few do. Why? Fear stops us, Adams writes. Fear, not knowing how to get started, and the lack of inspiration. Having discovered these truths while teaching her numerous writing workshops, Adams has put them into The Power to Write and created a writing workshop in a book. Readers can use it alone or form their own groups.

Using Adams' seven keys, hundreds of people have made creative breakthroughs:

1. Become aware that you have the power to write.

2. Start your story with a powerful opening sentence or paragraph.

3. Create an emotional journey for your reader as your story unfolds.

4. Ask yourself the six most important questions about your unfolding story.

5. Focus on the five senses as you flesh out the details that enrich your story.

6. Discover and develop your own unique writing voice.

7. Gather the courage to share your work with others.

Caroline Joy Adams believes that everyone has stories to tell and she provides the inspiration and tools that will help anyone get started.

Step-by-step, The Power to Write helps readers uncover their originality and master the ability to write their own stories.

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