Write It All Down: How to Put Your Life on the Page (Hardback)
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Write It All Down: How to Put Your Life on the Page (Hardback)

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Hardback 240 Pages / Published: 06/01/2022
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The author of A Manual for Heartache and Everyone Is Still Alive delivers a beautiful, inspiring meditation on working with words and why we do it, filled with encouragement and practical tips for anyone who wants to write.

Why do we want to write and what stops us?
How does the urge to express ourselves fight with the worry that no-one will care or that we will get in trouble?
How do we identify and overcome everything that gets in our way so we can start making work?

Sunday Times bestselling author Cathy Rentzenbrink shows you how to tackle all this and more in Write It All Down, a guide to putting your life on the page. This is a kind, encouraging and stimulating book that explores the nature of memoir writing and offers helpful guidance on how to write your life on paper. Rentzenbrink will help you to discover the pleasure and solace to be found in writing; the profound satisfaction of wrestling a story onto a page and seeing the events of your life transformed through the experience of writing the self.

Perfect for both seasoned writers as well as writing amateurs and everyone in between, this helpful handbook will steer you through the philosophical and practical challenges of writing the self. Intertwined with reflections, anecdotes and exercises, Write It All Down is at once an intimate and enjoyable narrative and an invitation to share your story.

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781529056228
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 322 g
Dimensions: 206 x 136 x 24 mm


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'A gentle, wise and witty book that will take you by the hand and guide your words onto the page - I truly wish I'd read it before I began to write.' - Raynor Winn, author of The Salt Path and The Wild Silence

'Cathy has an extraordinary gift for helping people tell their stories and you need this gently inspirational book in your life.' - Nina Stibbe

'I've been so inspired by Cathy's generous wisdom, and I can hear her voice in these pages...[Write It All Down] is full of wonderful advice, but above all it feels like having an encouraging friend by your side.' - Catherine Cho, author of Inferno: A Memoir of Motherhood and Madness

'Cathy is the person who first told me to write about my mental health when I was nervous to do so. She is a great writer herself and this [is] brilliant.' - Matt Haig, bestselling author of Reasons to Stay Alive and The Midnight Library

'A wonderful, inspiring and practical book...This is a gift of a book to aspiring writers, and any writer. Cathy has mined her own experience, heart and wisdom to guide us gently in to putting words on a page, and those pages building to a book. I recommend this book to anyone who wants inspiration, concrete tips and encouragement to write.' - Julia Samuel, author of Grief Works and This Too Shall Pass

'I can remember Cathy encouraging me too, when I wasn't sure I could pull of a memoir. She's clearly the right person to be writing this book.' - Sophie Heawood, author of The Hungover Games

'I've spent the morning chatting with Cathy Rentzenbrink, even though she's at the other end of the country and completely unaware of our tete a tete. What a gift: to write yourself onto my sofa, gently explaining me to myself. What a writer.' - Dr Kathryn Mannix, author of Listen and With The End In Mind

'I loved the whole thing...It was good to see a lot of the places I've got to with my own writing practice reflected in Cathy's suggestions.' - Meg-John Barker, author of Rewriting the Rules and Life Isn't Binary

'Astonishingly good, not just on how to write about your life, but why to as well.' - Steve Biddulph, bestselling author of Raising Boys

Patrick Gale in conversation with Cathy Rentzenbrink

Patrick Gale in conversation with Cathy Rentzenbrink

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Wednesday 2nd March 19:00

Patrick Gales talks to Cathy Rentzenbrink about his new book, Mother's Boy.

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“Brilliant for budding writers”

This is a comprehensive and inspiring book that will help you to 'write all down'
It looks at how to get what's in your head onto the page, whether it is journal form or creative writing. It is full... More

Hardback edition
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“Excellent”

Well written, easy to follow and thought out.
I am so glad I came across this book.

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