The Writer's Eye Observation and Inspiration for Creative Writers

  • Bloomsbury
  • 2018
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Learning to write starts with learning to do one big thing: pay attention to the world around you, even though just about everything in modern life makes this more difficult than it needs to be.

Developing habits and practices of observing, and writing down what you notice, can be the first step away from the anxieties and doubts that can hold you back from your ultimate goal as a writer: discovering something to say and a voice to say it in.

The Writer’s Eye¬†is an inspiring guide for writers at all stages of their writing lives. Drawing on new research into creative writers and their relationship with the physical world, Amy E. Weldon shows us how to become more attentive observers of the world and find inspiration in any environment.

Including exercises, writing prompts and sample texts and spanning multiple genres from novels to nonfiction to poetry, this is the ideal starting point for anyone beginning to write seriously and offers refreshing perspectives for experienced writers seeking new inspiration.

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Read excerpts from The Writer’s Eye on the following websites:

Bloomsbury Literary Studies Blog: “Unprettying: Writing, Nature, and Climate Change”

Writers & Artists: “Images: One Little Painting At A Time”