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.