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Old 05-03-2014, 06:06 PM
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Default Writers Block Tool (works) The Observation deck

"The Observation Deck: A Tool Kit for Writers (Past & Present) [Paperback]
by Naomi Epel

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"This may be the most useful tool for writing to come along since the computer. The Observation Deck is a 160-page book by Naomi Epel presenting the writing secrets insights, tips, exercises of today's most talented writers. It's paired with 50 inspiring flash cards to break the spell of writer's block and overcome hurdles to creativity. Great for both beginning and seasoned writers, The Observation Deck offers encouragement and ingenious strategies from great writers who've been there. This little box, tailor-made for writers, is loaded with effective tools. The Observation Deck is kind of like an I Ching for writers. At an impasse in your essay or novel? Looking for a new approach or even merely a warm-up exercise? Simply pluck a card from the deck, refer to the appropriate section in the accompanying book, and go with it. Each card--there are 50--is accompanied by a meditation on its subject by Naomi Epel, whose own warm wisdom is supplemented by that of the hundreds of writers she has met in her role as a book-tour escort in San Francisco. For the card labeled "Get specific," for example, Epel calls upon eight writers in the space of a two-and-a-half-page rally against the vague and superficial. Among them is Gabriel García Márquez, who advises, "If you say that there are elephants flying in the sky, people are not going to believe you. But if you say that there are four hundred and twenty-five elephants in the sky, people probably will believe you." --Jane Steinberg

"Why anyone would want to give away the secrets of our profession is beyond me--but now someone has, and if I were a budding scribe I would rush to get this,"

Andrei Codrescu, author of The Blood Countress

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By Daniel Swensen

I'll make this brief: after struggling with writer's block, lack of inspiration, and listless attempts at writing for months, I picked up The Observation Deck in the hopes that it might jump-start my creative fires. I wholly recommend this deck if your creativity is suffering"

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