Writing to Change the World Mary Pipher

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Writing to Change the World  by  Mary Pipher

Writing to Change the World by Mary Pipher
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In this very personal writing guide, Pipher talks about the importance of point of view in writing, and she has a definite point of view here, tilting to the left: the world is in a bad way, and writers can serve as a rescue team for our tired,MoreIn this very personal writing guide, Pipher talks about the importance of point of view in writing, and she has a definite point of view here, tilting to the left: the world is in a bad way, and writers can serve as a rescue team for our tired, overcrowded planet by tell[ing] stories that connect readers to all the people on earth.

Pipher offers some good examples of how to accomplish this, particularly in a thoughtful and clever essay that presents the U.S. as a patient in a therapeutic case study (Diagnosis: Post-traumatic stress disorder, multiple addictions). And she offers useful advice in her sections on defining success (measured not in terms of sales but in terms of giv[ing] our time and talents to help others) and revising, which she compares to pruning and weeding.

There are dozens of pithy and inspiring quotes from a variety of writers, among them Woody Allen, Joan Didion and Eudora Welty. Those, along with Piphers chipper you-can-do-it tone, will encourage idealistic aspiring writers, who will surely find inspiration in her assertion that writing can heal the world.



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