Saturday, January 26, 2008

News from Bret Anthony Johnston‏

Now Available from Random House

Naming the World: And Other Exercises for the Creative Writer
Edited by Bret Anthony Johnston

For fans of Natalie Goldberg and Anne Lamott, an irresistible, interactive writing book from the Director of Creative Writing at Harvard, with 65 contributions from acclaimed authors and teachers.
Organized and introduced by Bret Anthony Johnston, and filled with practical advice and hands-on exercises from a stunning array of contributors, Naming the World is one of the most inventive and appealing writing books to come along in years. With ideas from Joyce Carol Oates, Richard Bausch, Elizabeth McCracken, Ann Packer, Tom Robbins, and more, Naming the World will inspire and delight any writer seeking to hone her craft.

Packed with practical tools that focus on character, plot, dialogue, setting, descriptive language, and the art of revision, Naming the World is poised to become a perennial favorite for individual writers, creative workshops, and writing classes across the country.

Look Inside

To read excerpts and see sample exercises from Naming the World: And Other Exercises for the Creative Writer, click here.

Tour Information

For Information on Bret's upcoming tour to support Naming the World: And Other Exercises for the Creative Writer, click here.

Reviews of Naming the World

"Naming the World is a delicious book. Imagine yourself at a cocktail party crammed with literary lions. You have the chance to spend a few moments with each of them. Wit and wisdom abound."

- Julia Cameron, author of The Artist's Way

"A highly useful and perceptive book. With charm and intelligence it touches on nearly every teachable aspect of the devilishly difficult art of writing fiction."

- Ethan Canin, author of The Palace Thief

For more reviews of Naming the World, click here.

Buy Naming the World

To buy the book, click here.

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