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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|Publisher:||University of New Mexico Press|
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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 EditionCheerleader for Mediocrity: Preface to the First EditionPlanet WriterFirst Things First (Not)Planet WriterThe Writer from VermontWho Needs Your WritingSurvival of the OptimistYou Know You're Not a Writer When . . . In Good CompanyWhat a Week! Anyhoo! (Learning from Rejection without Losing Heart)Good NakedIf You Don't Know Where You Are Going . . . Don't Fix; ReconstituteGood NakedCan I Be Honest?The Reverse CurseThe Great American ThingGetting the "Other" RightEvery. Single. Day.Thief of JoyThe Church of the Creative ProcessA Case for InefficiencySeeing BlueDrama QueenSeeing BlueA Walk around the BlockHeart to HeartDeclutteringLast Typo Standing: An Open Letter to the One That Got AwayCredit Where Credit Is DueHappy EndingsAcknowledgmentsAbout the Author