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Writing Past Dark

Envy, Fear, Distraction and Other Dilemmas in the Writer's Life

Bonnie Friedman

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“In the spirit of Annie Dillard's The Writing Life, Friedman...gives heartfelt counsel to those who need to be coaxed into the creative process."—Washington Post

An indispensable guide for writers that explores the emotional side of writing and offers insightful advice on overcoming writer’s block, procrastination, guilt, and more. 

Charting the emotional side of the writer's life, Writing Past Dark is a writing companion to reach for when you feel lost and want to regain access to the memories, images, and the ideas inside you that are the fuel of strong writing.

Combining personal narrative and other writers' experiences, Bonnie Friedman explores a whole array of emotions and dilemmas writers face—envy, distraction, guilt, and writer's block—and shares the clues that can set you free so that you can write the book you’ve always dreamed of writing.

Supportive, intimate, and reflective, Writing Past Dark is a comfort and resource for all writers.



Praise For Writing Past Dark: Envy, Fear, Distraction and Other Dilemmas in the Writer's Life

“In the spirit of Annie Dillard’s The Writing Life, Friedman...gives heartfelt counsel to those who need to be coaxed into the creative process.”
— Washington Post

“A wonderfully wise guide to integrating the terrors of the creative process with the work and art of living a life. I will insist my students read it.”
— Robb Forman Dew

Harper Perennial, 9780060922009, 160pp.

Publication Date: April 8, 1994