The Happy Writing Book Buy
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  • ‘There are many guides to good writing but none as valuable as this.’ —Oliver Kamm, author + columnist for The Times

    ‘Writers, teachers, diarists, wordsmiths and good-lifers: get hold of this great book! It’s playful, serious, encouraging and rigorous. Elise Valmorbida is a minimalist, deep guide to what we can do with words... and why.’ —Tobias Jones, author, community-builder + journalist for The Guardian

    ‘Beautiful, clear, wide-reaching and hugely generous to readers. It also feels, unlike a lot of other books about writing, very much a part of the rest of the world.’ —Bryony Lavery, award-winning playwright

    ‘Few writers can share what they know like Elise Valmorbida, and even fewer teachers can write like her. But her greatest talent is her belief in other people’s creative potential, and in the potential for creativity to bring happiness... relevant to both seasoned writers and newbies alike.’ —John-Paul Flintoff, author of How To Change the World

    ‘Insightful, inspiring and brimming with useful tips, it’s the friendliest guide you’ll find to being a writer.’ —Ella Berthoud + Susan Elderkin, authors of The Novel Cure: An A-Z of Literary Remedies

    Creative writing can enhance wellbeing, which can enhance creative writing, which can enhance wellbeing...

    Become a better writer with 100+ inspiring prompts, insights and exercises specially devised by an award-winning author and creative writing teacher. Discover how the practice of creative writing – being expressive, exploring ideas, crafting words, shaping stories – can also deepen your appreciation of life. 

    Publication date: 30 September 2021

    © 2021 Elise Valmorbida