MY FIRST BOOK
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The Virginia Woolf Writers’ Workshop mines the diaries, essays, correspondence, and fiction of a literary legend to create an unforgettable master class in the art of writing. Using Virginia Woolf’s own words, this inspiring, instructive, and entertaining guide will delight fans, students, and teachers alike—and at last give Woolf a classroom of her own.
Imagine what it might be like if Virginia Woolf were teaching a writers’ workshop. What would she say? What elements of her own experience would writers today find valuable? Now one need only to look within these pages to find out. For here, perched at the podium of a classroom, Woolf shares her wisdom on a range of matters, including the value of experimentation and the importance of reading, walking, and practicing.
Also included are exercises inspired by Woolf’s best-known works. This practical reference inspires readers to embrace their personal vision through the spirit of one of the foremost literary talents of the twentieth century.
Let Woolf’s unique vision guide you to your own distinct voice.
Praise for The Virginia Woolf Writers’ Workshop
Jones has taken Virginia Woolf’s writings and broken them into seven classroom scenes. . . .
Each is worth any writer’s attention.
An inspired moment gave way to an intriguing concept
and now a delightful book.
A gift to aspiring writers from an author who has absorbed the lessons of Woolf and
made them her own.
Jones creates a vision of Woolf as the teacher she might have been:
funny, ambitious, wise, and encouraging.