Dear Readers -
Today is the official publication day for A YEAR OF WRITING DANGEROUSLY. Some of the entries in the book are based on posts I did on this blog so thank you for your comments, your encouragement and for being faithful readers of WritingTime.
And now I'm going to ask you for a favor. When you read the book, if you like it, would you write a review of it for Amazon. You'd be surprised how much a reader review can help a book; I know as a reader myself I always check the reviews when I order a book. And if you've published a book, you know writers keep track of them too.
Below are some of the endorsements the book has received from some of my favorite writers.
If you have a blog and do author interviews, I'd be happy to be interviewed! I'm available!
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"I loved this book, A Year of Writing Dangerously. Every page is a new adventure, followed by quotations that illuminate and stimulate the mind. Hooray again for Barbara Abercrombie!–" ––Abigail Thomas A Three Dog Life and Safekeeping
"Exuberant writing-whisperer Abercrombie fills her infectiously joyous book with insider writing advice, quotes, confidences and support that inspire, cajole and jumpstart every writing muscle in your heart and soul. Funny, and full of comfort (and the company of writing rock stars), this book's as essential to any writer as a verb." – Caroline Leavitt, New York Times best-selling author of Pictures of You
"When you open up Barbara Abercrombie’s brilliant anthology, The Year of Writing Dangerously you are in a house full of writers, (365 of them to be precise) , each of whom wants to march you over to a corner to tell you something important about the writing life. The charm of this book lies in Abercrombie’s impeccable taste in the writers she chooses to present and the way she deftly wraps her own thoughts around each entry so that it becomes a memoir of one writer presiding over a feast of writers, stories and inspiration. Prepare yourself for a wonderful party! Then start writing." – Phyllis Theroux, author of The Journal Keeper, a memoir.
"This book is both hard headed and soft hearted in its assurance to readers and aspiring writers that they aren't the only ones caught up in this glorious delusion -- that we can write, and it will not only heal us, it will make the world better." – Carolyn See
This book is intelligent, generous, compassionate and true. It’s like getting a whole lifetime of writing wisdom packed into one year. I loved it. – --Jennie Nash, author of The Threadbare Heart and The Victoria’s Secret Catalog Never Stops Coming and Other Lessons I Learned From Breast Cancer
"Barbara Abercrombie's new book manages to be both candid and inspiring. Full of the kind of wit and wisdom her students have come to expect, and her lucky readers will surely treasure." ---Dennis Palumbo, psychotherapist and author of the Daniel Rinaldi mystery series
"I love the title of this collection of writerly wisdom, because writing is dangerous, and we need courage to face that danger day by day. A Year of Writing Dangerously gives us courage and inspiration in 365 little gems. Reading this book is like having an old friend in the room or a box of divine chocolates, each wrapped in gold foil, each with a surprising nugget at its center. From the beginning writer to the widely published author, there is something necessary in these pages for everyone. I will keep this book close at hand for those many moments I will need it." – Naomi Benaron author of Running the Rift, winner of the Bellwether Prize for Fiction
"A Year of Writing Dangerously is filled with wisdom about the writing process and sound counsel for those who engage in it." – Ralph Keyes, author of The Courage to Write and The Writer's Book of Hope
"If you are a writer - and go on, be brave, say, "I am a writer" - then this is the book you will turn to every morning, noon or night when you sit downto write. These are the words that will inspire you, that will chivvy you along, and that will remind you that, come what may, you have no choice - you must write. Barbara Abercrombie is an amazing teacher and with this book you've just joined her class - every single day. Congratulations. Now read on - and write." – Jacqueline Winspear, The Maisie Dobbs mystery series