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Writing from the Inside Out Transforming Your Psychological Blocks to Release the Writer Within

ISBN-10: 0471382663
ISBN-13: 9780471382669
Edition: 2000
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Description: An engaging and insightful book that helps writers navigate the psychological issues of creative writing Based on Dennis Palumbo2s overwhelmingly popular "The Writer2s Life" column, which appears in the journal of the Writer2s Guild of America, this  More...

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Book details

List price: $17.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/16/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 256
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.198
Language: English

An engaging and insightful book that helps writers navigate the psychological issues of creative writing Based on Dennis Palumbo2s overwhelmingly popular "The Writer2s Life" column, which appears in the journal of the Writer2s Guild of America, this well-written collection sheds light on the sometimes arduous process of writing, along with the mental life of the writer. From writer2s block and jealousy to finding inspiration and dealing with rejection, Palumbo covers the most common psychological issues faced by writers of all kinds. Written from the perspective of a successful writer, psychotherapist (whose clientele is made up primarily of writers), and practicing Zen Buddhist, these pieces warmly convey encouragement, inspiration, and solid advice to help both experienced authors and novices navigate the sometimes tumultuous terrain of writing. Dennis Palumbo (Los Angeles, CA) is a licensed psychotherapist, specializing in creative issues. He has been a screenwriter, most notably of the award-winning film, My Favorite Year, and has written numerous series episodes and pilots for television, as well as a novel, City Wars. Palumbo has been a columnist for the LA Times and Emmy magazine. His popular "The Writer2s Life" column appears in Written By, the Journal of the Writers Guild of America.

  Formerly a Hollywood screenwriter,Dennis Palumbo is now a licensed psychotherapist in private practice. He's the author of a mystery collection,From Crime to Crime,and his short fiction has appeared inEllery Queen's Mystery Magazine, TheStrandand elsewhere." 

Larry Gelbart has gained widespread fame as one of the creators of the hit TV series M*A*S*H. Born on February 25, 1923 in Chicago, he got his first break at the age of 16, when he became a joke writer for Danny Thomas. Gelbart wrote radio scripts for such noted personalities as Bob Hope and Sid Caesar and quickly moved on to authoring plays. In 1962, Gelbart's smash musical A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, co-written with Stephen Sondheim, opened to rave reviews and has become a classic in musical theatre. Gelbart's works have entertained millions. He wrote the screenplays for Tootsie and Oh God!, wrote the musical City of Angels, and wrote and produced the TV series M*A*S*H. He has won numerous awards including several Tonys, an Emmy and a Drama Desk award. In 1998, he wrote his autobiography, Laughing Matters: On Writing M*A*S*H, Tootsie, Oh, God!, and a Few Other Funny Things. This highly enjoyable work is filled with humorous anecdotes, recollections and Gelbart's incomparable humor.

The Writing Life
Writer's Block
Your "Baby"
Inspiration
The Buddy System
It's Alive!
Your "Precious Darlings"
Writing Begets Writing
You Are Enough
Simple, but Not Easy
What Really Happened..
"For I Have Done Good Work"
On the Couch
"You're No John Updike!"
Grist for The Mill
Envy
Faith and Doubt
Fear
The Judge
Double-Barreled Blues
Myths, Fairy Tales, and Woody Allen
The Long View
The Real World
The Pitch
Rejection
That Sinking Feeling
Reinventing Yourself
Deadline Dread
Three Hard Truths
Page Fright
Gumption Traps
Procrastination
Patience
Perspective
In Praise of Goofing Off
Writing about Dogs
Going the Distance
The Real World, Part II
Agents
Home of the Heart
The Unknown
Lately, I Don't Like the Things I Love
Ageism
Hanging On
Commitment
News Flash: Writing Is Hard!
Burnout: A Modest Proposal
A Writer's Library
A Stillness That Characterizes Prayer
Dispatches from The Front
Phone Call from Paradise
The Idea Man
I've Come a Long Way on Paper
Loneliness
Larry: A True Story
Conclusion

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