Little Birds with Broken Wings [NOOK Book]

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"These pages represent the accumulated wisdom of more than thirty years that David Martin has spent as a writer, teacher, editor, and inspiration. Fine Lines (a literary journal) has been his gift to the world, a champion of literacy and lyricism, a 'lighthouse' to countless writers of all ages, from all over the globe, but it is not his only gift. In this collection of his writing, Martin invites us to see the world through his attentive eyes, bearing witness to what endures, what matters: a mother's love, the flicker of a firefly, the mystery ...
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Little Birds with Broken Wings

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Overview

"These pages represent the accumulated wisdom of more than thirty years that David Martin has spent as a writer, teacher, editor, and inspiration. Fine Lines (a literary journal) has been his gift to the world, a champion of literacy and lyricism, a 'lighthouse' to countless writers of all ages, from all over the globe, but it is not his only gift. In this collection of his writing, Martin invites us to see the world through his attentive eyes, bearing witness to what endures, what matters: a mother's love, the flicker of a firefly, the mystery of a dream, a beloved teacher, a triumphant student, the power of myth, and most of all, the written word. Inside his vision, readers are shown the richness, challenges, and rewards of the individual's effort to write, as he says, 'my own internal rhythms and play my own tunes.' This book is a song, a gift, in which we can all take pleasure." -Dr. John Price, Department of English, University of Nebraska at Omaha
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781608081097
  • Publisher: WriteLife Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/7/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 248
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

David Martin has spent nearly 40 years as a teacher, writer, and editor. He is the author of two essay collections, Little Birds with Broken Wings (WriteLife, 2012); and Facing the Blank Page (WriteLife, 2009). Martin is the editor of the quarterly litera
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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2012

    This book contains small pieces of great joy that come togethe

    This book contains small pieces of great joy that come together in a final product of unexpected insights, movements of consciousness and warm feelings. David Martin’s passion for the written word comes out in his unique voice and in his arrangement of book reviews, insights into great personalities, and stories of teaching that, like precious gems, pock this literary achievement. Little Birds with Broken Wings shows us examples of little birds in our daily lives that need nurturing and examining and reminds us that the smaller things in life, these little birds, are the things that count.
    Arranged in a way to make the reader experience words like a well-put together art exhibit, the work can be read straight through or else picked up from time to time and read at random, sure to give the reader new insight every time. Martin’s teaching experience as well as his love of life encourages readers to be both conscientious and “open-hearted” at once. The book contains short book reviews, stories of teaching, stories of childhood, personal poetry, insights into historical figures, and anecdotes about the written word, all containing Martin’s unique and fresh perspective on them.
    This book is a great read for any aspiring writer. There are many carefully chosen lessons to be had about good writing while reading this book. Also, when one has finished it, it gives one a broader, big-picture sense about what writing can really mean both collectively and to the individual. Each writer is unique in their own way, and consequentially, this book has a little something for every kind of writer.
    This book is also a great read for those just interested in gaining insight into daily life. Easy to read and filled with meaning, these writings are approachable and emotionally satisfying.

    Writer or no, one will appreciate what writing can bring to life after reading this book.

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