Inspiration and Advice on Writing
“Coleen Paratore’s latest beckons generously to anyone who has ever felt an inchoate impulse, deep within, rise and try to regulate itself into language. The proper response to her solid and thoughtful advice is to write, write more, write with both abandon and control. Even if you have both hands tied behind your back, pick up a pencil with your teeth and get to work, dear writer.” -Gregory Maguire, NYT Best-selling author of WICKED
Dear Writer offers daily encouragement, seasoned advice, powerful prompts for catching creative sparks and drawing out material, short teachings on a range of topics, publishing world insider tips, and effective practices to move you toward your goals, from an award-winning, bestselling author, beloved writing teacher, and popular book coach.
“From the first line, Coleen pulled me in, inspired me, took my hand. She got me thinking like a writer again.” -Kathleen Elken, Editor
“Reading DEAR WRITER gave me the courage and audacity to call myself an author.” -Mindy Miner Holland, Librarian & Aspiring Author
“Authentic, concise, and moving, DEAR WRITER unearthed and then fertilized my need to create.” -Ellen Laird, Professor of English
“If you’re looking for a guide to get you started on the writer’s path, look no more. Prolific author Coleen Paratore [...] shows how to capture firefly sparks.” -Rose Kent, Author of Rocky Road
“Few teachers can combine practical and inspiring instruction as Paratore does in this letter to writers.” -Gladys Craig, Ph.D.
“This book is like having your own personal writing coach beside you. Coleen gives guidance, encouragement, and permission to love the unique writer you are. This book is a gift for all who want to write or become better writers.” -Virginia L. Cuddihy, Aspiring Novelist