• If You Want to Write

  • A Book about Art, Independence, and Spirit
  • By: Brenda Ueland
  • Narrated by: Pat Carroll
  • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
  • Abridged
  • Release date: 04-03-08
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
  • 4.5 (173 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

In her 93 remarkable years, veteran freelance writer, memoirist, and writing teacher Brenda Ueland published some six million words. She once said there were two simple rules that she followed absolutely: to tell the truth, and not to do anything she didn't want to do. Such integrity both distinguishes and defines If You Want to Write, her best-selling classic that first appeared in the late 1930s and has inspired thousands to find their own creative center. As Carl Sandburg once remarked, Ueland's primer is "the best book ever written on how to write".
©1938, 1987 Brenda Ueland and the Estate of Brenda Ueland; (P)1991, 1998 HighBridge Company
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Critic Reviews

"A fresh and viable retelling....[Hunt's] rich prose and cultural details utilize the five senses to recreate the familiar story." (Publishers Weekly)
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By Ronnie on 04-20-08

The most inspiring book

I have always shyed away from writing, but this book gives one such positive reinforcement as well as great ideas to help you get over any kind of writer's block. I highly recommend it to any aspiring writer.

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11 of 11 people found this review helpful


By Stevan on 05-23-09

Inspirational

The narrator is great. Entertaining, informative, and inspirational.

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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