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Extended Audio Sample If You Want to Write: Thoughts about Art, Independence, and Spirit, by Brenda Ueland, Pat Carroll Click for printable size audiobook cover
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (2,528 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Brenda Ueland, Pat Carroll Narrator: Pat Carroll, Brenda Ueland Publisher: Highbridge Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Much more than a tract about writing, this is a wise and witty call for imagination in all areas of life. It will appeal to everyone who's ever dreamed of creating something.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Amber | 2/18/2014

    " So far, I LOVE IT! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Melanie | 2/15/2014

    " Just listened to the audio-book version ready by Pat Carroll (Ursula the Sea Witch in Disney's Little Mermaid)---what an uplifting and joyful experience. I can listen to Pat Carroll's reading over and over. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Zane | 2/8/2014

    " If You Want to Write by Branda Ueland is a delightfully 'old-school' book on writing and art. I loved it. It made me laugh out loud more than once. There is so much encouragement in here to write with honesty and spirit - the way you are inspired to write rather than the way you think you ought to write. She says of writing, "it's like a faucet: nothing comes unless you turn it on, and the more you turn it on, the more comes." And she advocates for idleness and solitude, giving ideas time to take shape instead of willing them out onto the page. "For when you write, if it is to be any good at all, you must feel free, - free and not anxious. . . Yes, it has made me like working to see that writing is not a performance but a generosity." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Laura Cowan | 1/23/2014

    " I've never read a book as packed cover to cover with gentle encouragement for artists. Brenda Ueland clearly loved people, loved art, and believed in the potential of anyone who wanted to create or express what they saw in life. A must-read for any writer's shelf. Written many decades ago and other than a few dated technology and fashion references, as relevant now as it ever was, particularly for women who undervalue their art and themselves. "

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