Breathing the Page 2nd edition

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This second edition includes ten new essays.

In Breathing the Page: Reading the Act of Writing, Betsy Warland takes her reader on a quest to articulate the powerful forces beneath the language of craft. Her topics range from the environment one chooses to write in and the tools on which we depend, to the way we subconsciously structure our anecdotes.

In this second edition, Warland continues her inquiry into the relationships between the writer, the reader, the tools of writing, and the unpredictable vibrancy of the narrative. Through the new essays, she draws awareness to the specific narrative templates we inherit as we grow up and provides strategies for navigating these templates when we meet resistance, contradiction, failure, and lack.

2023 Cormorant Books

Read an essay from the book, “Proximity,” here.

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