Saturday, January 5, 2008
The Writing Diet
The new year is always flooded with diet books, but this one is a bit different.
Julia Cameron, author of The Artist's Way and The Right to Write, has released a diet book, called The Writing Diet. I haven't read it and probably won't, but if you're a fan of Cameron and morning pages, you might find it beneficial. She notes that some of us overeat as a blocking device and writing can be a comfort during those struggles. "All of us are creative and all of us can be more creative than we are. As we relinquish or blocking devices, we come into our power." Her other recent books were as diverse as blessings, prayer, walking and water, so maybe she's working her way through the alphabet.
If you read The Writing Diet, let us know what you think of it, by adding a Comment here.
You'll find many more productive aids to release your writing in my fat-free book: Release Your Writing.