Breathing the Page: Reading the Act of Writing
2010 Cormorant Books
Back in PRINT November 2020.
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More than a survival manual, though it is that too, Breathing the Page tells how to reframe a tenacious problem with writing, break out of the kinds of self-induced creative comas storytellers fall into, introduce a beginning writer to the rigours of the writing life, or like a rosary or string of prayer beads, inspire and refocus a burned-out mind.
Breathing the Page offers practical advice and, at times, breathless insight. Yes, writing well is worth the effort, Warland is telling us. Now get to work.
Watch video describing how Breathing the Page came to be.
CBC’s Sheryl Mackay interviews Betsy Warland in 2011.