Good Naked: How to Write More, Write Better, and Be Happier. Revised and Expanded Edition.

Good Naked: How to Write More, Write Better, and Be Happier. Revised and Expanded Edition.

by Joni B. Cole
Good Naked: How to Write More, Write Better, and Be Happier. Revised and Expanded Edition.

Good Naked: How to Write More, Write Better, and Be Happier. Revised and Expanded Edition.

by Joni B. Cole

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Overview

From veteran teacher and acclaimed author Joni B. Cole comes the revised and expanded edition of her popular writing guide Good Naked. Once again, Cole's humor and wisdom shine through as she debunks long-held misconceptions of how we're supposed to write, replacing them with advice that works. Feeling overwhelmed? Having trouble getting started or staying motivated? In this edition, Cole offers more stories, strategies, tips on craft, and exercises to serve new and seasoned writers from the first draft to the final edit. Writers will even find help making peace with rejection.
Admirers as well as newcomers to Cole's work appreciate her uniquely cheerful approach, time tested to foster creativity and productivity. Keeping this generous and essential guide close by will provide a jump start to inspiration and a daily reminder of the meaning, humor, and happiness that can be discovered in your own writing life.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780826364364
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Publication date: 09/01/2022
Pages: 248
Sales rank: 479,195
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author


Joni B. Cole teaches creative writing at her own Writer's Center in Vermont and as an independent workshop facilitator at Dartmouth College. She is a frequent teacher and speaker at academic programs, conferences, and social-service organizations across the country. Cole is the author of six books and a contributor to The Writer as well as the host of the podcast Author, Can I Ask You?

Table of Contents

Gold Stars: Preface to the Second Edition
Cheerleader for Mediocrity: Preface to the First Edition

Planet Writer
First Things First (Not)
Planet Writer
The Writer from Vermont
Who Needs Your Writing
Survival of the Optimist
You Know You're Not a Writer When . . .
In Good Company
What a Week!
Anyhoo! (Learning from Rejection without Losing Heart)
Good Naked
If You Don't Know Where You Are Going . . .
Don't Fix; Reconstitute
Good Naked
Can I Be Honest?
The Reverse Curse
The Great American Thing
Getting the "Other" Right
Every. Single. Day.
Thief of Joy
The Church of the Creative Process
A Case for Inefficiency
Seeing Blue
Drama Queen
Seeing Blue
A Walk around the Block
Heart to Heart
Decluttering
Last Typo Standing: An Open Letter to the One That Got Away
Credit Where Credit Is Due
Happy Endings

Acknowledgments
About the Author


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