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Out of Silence, Sound. Out of Nothing, Something.

A Writers Guide

List Price: $16.95

ON SALE: January 17, 2023 | Paperback | ISBN 9781640094109

Written in an elegant but warm and contemporary voice, award-winning author Susan Griffin distills her extensive knowledge to guide writers to their creative process

Out of Silence, Sound. Out of Nothing, Something. describes the creative process, step by step, through which literature is written, guiding the reader through a practical course in how to begin, complete and end a work of literature, whether fiction or nonfiction, poetry or prose.

The distinguished author of more than twenty-two books, many award winning, Susan Griffin distills daily wisdom garnered from more than five decades teaching creative writing and editing manuscripts, as well as from her own experience as a writer,  into a collection of deceptively simple, brief but ultimately pithy chapters designed to help beginning writers get started, while guiding experienced writers through blocks and difficulties of all kinds.

Organized according to a practical timeline, Out of Silence, Sound. Out of Nothing, Something. elucidates the process of writing from beginning to end, presenting an approach that is similar to the practice of meditation as it encourages and enlarges the mind’s intrinsic capacity for creativity. An autobiographical account, a sometimes humorous, at times moving essay, called “How I Learned to Write”, is threaded throughout the book.

About Susan Griffin

SUSAN GRIFFIN has written over twenty books, including non-fiction, poetry and plays. Her book, A Chorus of Stones: The Private Life of War, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and a New York Times Notable book. Woman and Nature, considered a classic of environmental writing, is credited for inspiring the eco-feminist movement. She and her work have been given many awards, among them a Guggenheim Foundation Award, an Emmy, and the Fred Cody Award for Life Time Achievement by NCBR. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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