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It Writes Itself: A Travel Guide to Writing Fiction    by Susannah Raulino order for
It Writes Itself
by Susannah Raulino
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Susannah Raulino, 2010 (2010)

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* *   Reviewed by Lyn Seippel

Susannah Raulino is a teacher, writer, and filmmaker. She has taken apart her writing classes to create a comprehensive book for writers of all levels. Whether you're blocked or just don't feel creative, Raulino has advice for you.

My favorite quote from the book is 'Writing can be as easy as reading with a pen.' Raulino goes on to show readers what this means by using writing exercises she's created for her classes. These exercises don't rely on each other, so feel free to dip into the book anywhere.

Most of all, her advice can be summed up as getting into the flow of your writing project. Listen to your characters. Don't control your writing. Write at a rate that is comfortable for you and know when it's time to stop. When you read a good book, you don't want to put it down. When you're into your writing, your excitement will take you through to the end.

This self-published, highly interactive book gives insights on how to enter the fictional world and stay there. Raulino explains what she hopes you'll get from her suggestions and turns you loose to write.

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