Writing in Flow: Keys to Enhanced Creativity

by Susan K. Perry

Hardcover, 1999




Cincinnati, Ohio : Writer's Digest Books, 1999.


Provides advice from experienced authors on the process of writing and explains how to get into the state of flow easily.

User reviews

LibraryThing member bonbooko
I have not finished this book, but it is unusual and reflective...stirring. It seems a little bit ominous or overwhelming, but it looks to be a deep journey into the craft.
LibraryThing member Canadian_Down_Under
My review from Amazon:

I, like most people, bought this book hoping that the mysteries of consistently entering that wonderful state of flow would be revealed.

Alas, what I found instead were interviews with dozens of writers mainly explaining what flow is. Chances are, if you don't know what flow is then you probably wouldn't be interested in the book in the first place. In fact, the first 40 pages or so are spent entirely with defining "flow". The rest of the book is variations of the same theme.

While she does reveal working habits of writers, she admits that just because something works for someone it doesn't mean it will work for you. I could have figured that out for free.

I think Ray Bradbury summed it up much more succinctly in his essay "Zen in the Art of Writing" - "Work. Relaxation. Don't think!". That advice from a master will go much farther in helping you get into flow than anything Susan Perry has to say in her book.
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