Writing from the Inside Out
by Dennis Palumbo
John Wiley & Sons, 2000
Reviewed by Beth Morrow
Copyright 2005 - All Rights Reserved
|Some of the best writing books have nothing to do
with craft. Instead, through insightful anecdotes and an
engaging writing style, they remind us of the reasons we
became writers: not to gain fame, fortune and a spot on
the NYT Bestseller List (not that we'd turn those down),
but because there's a need, an urge deep within us to
tell our stories.
Dennis Palumbo's Writing from the Inside Out: Transforming Your Psychological Blocks to Release the Writer Within is one of those books. Palumbo, a former Hollywood screenwriter-turned-licensed-psychotherapist who helps writers of all types address creative issues and career transitions, reminds us that while writing is individual, the need to create and feel valued as a writer is universal.
Writing from the Inside Out is one of those books you can't put down. Through relevant stories from his experiences and clients, Palumbo gives to writer-readers plenty of what we find most fascinating: the revelation of the writing soul from another's perspective and he relates that author's issue to a collective writing truth. Palumbo hides nothing from the reader. The stories are personal, fascinating and each one touches the writing soul in a different way.
The book contains eight main topic areas:
The stories in Dennis Palumbo's Writing from the Inside Out: Transforming Your Psychological Blocks to Release the Writer Within are ones you won't soon forget. Its conversational style and inspirational messages remind writers that by taking the time to put a half-full, not half-empty perspective on those blocks to writing greatness we encounter, we will not only grow as writers but individuals as well.
|About the author: Beth Morrow is a nationally-published freelance writer whose first love is fiction writing. She is the editor-in-chief of the Writers-Loft Newsletter, the monthly newsletter based on her daily blog of writer's resources at: www.writers-loft.blogspot.com. In addition, she writes a monthly ezine column featuring small press and independent publishers.|