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The Art of Slow Writing: Win a copy!

DeSalvoIn today’s fast-paced world sometimes we need a reminder to slow things down. Acclaimed memoirist and biographer Louise DeSalvo examines the benefits of taking one’s time while writing in her new book The Art of Slow Writing. DeSalvo gently guides writers to not only start their work, but immerse themselves fully in the process and create texts they will treasure. In contrast to writing books that preach the idea of fast writing and speedy revisions, DeSalvo advises readers to explore their creative process on deeper levels by getting to know themselves and their stories more fully over a longer period of time. Studded with tips and techniques to improve the creative process, this is a must-read for serious writers.

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