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Many of the most effective books on writing are memoirs couched in how-to. A writer sharing his or her experience is often much more valuable than sharing bullet points of advice.
Dani Shapiro’s Still Writing: The Pleasures and Perils of a Creative Life is a welcome addition to the world of writing-life memoirs. Shapiro writes candidly about all the challenges a writer faces when navigating the writer’s life.
In between personal stories and practical advice, Shapiro provides a behind-the-scenes tour of her creative process. Her enthusiasm displays two insights into Shapiro and her personal success: she is a natural teacher, and writing is essential in her life.
One lesson she shares is the fact that writing never gets easier. However, her book provides ample inspiration and advice for writers to keep working, keep pushing and keep improving.