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The Writer's Path (2000)

"This book provides a hands-on practice that brings the mind into the open and imagination back into writing. I can't imagine a more useful, friendly tool."

—Julia Connor, poet extraordinaire

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I was certain that if a publisher would ever keep a book of mine in-print for more than a few weeks, it would do well. I had published five novels (four with big New York houses and one with a San Francisco house) and one non-fiction work before I got a chance to test my hunch.

When Ten-Speed published The Writer's Path they failed to get the book reviewed anywhere (save for one nice paragraph in Library Journal), the book was not widely distributed, and not a cent was spent on advertising or promotion. But they kept the book in-print for a few years and the goodly tome eventually sold ten thousand copies before being taken out-of-print. Many of the original exercises therein have since been copied in more recent writing books, and used copies of The Writer's Path still trade briskly on the internet.

Most of the writing books available today are a waste of a reader/writer's money and time. Not so The Writer's Path. We have had numerous letters from writers and writing teachers thanking us for our wholly original and effective and FUN curriculum: our motto being Process Not Analysis.


Used copies are still avaialble on Amazon.


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