Seeing the World as a Writer Sees It
Title: MFA in a Box
Subtitle: A Why to Write Book
Author: John Rember
Publisher: Dream of Things
“What makes [this book] different than the many, many books about writing on the market today is the way Rember engages his readers in some of the issues every writer faces — writing about place, about family, about grief — not as problems to be overcome but as issues to be understood.” –Jeff Baker, Book Editor, The (Portland) Oregonian
“MFA in a Box should be on every writer’s bookshelf.” –Randy Richardson, author of Lost in the Ivy, President of the Chicago Writers Association
“Witty, audacious, and wise, John Rember’s MFA in a Box is a unique and valuable book….You’ll be enthralled. And walk away a more astute and vibrant writer.” –Robin Metz, author of Unbidden Angel, winner of the Rainer Maria Rilke International Poetry Award, and Director of the Program in Creative Writing at Knox College
“The essential truths about excellent writing.” – The Judges of the Hoffer Awards
“For writers and teachers searching for rejuvenation of their work and affirmation of it, this book is a sacred read.”– Renee D’Aoust, author of Body of a Dancer
“If you are ready to plunge into the depths of your writer’s soul and uncover the secrets that you might be holding back, then MFA in a Box could change the whole way you think about the process of writing.” – Sharon Harrigan, author, poet, journalist, Walking on the Highway
If your adult child is living in your basement, claiming to be a writer…
If you’ve thought you don’t need no stinking MFA…
If you’ve been banned from your writing group…
YOU NEED THIS BOOK!
By exploring the relationship between the writer and love, grief, place, family, race and violence, John Rember helps you see how to go deep in your writing. He also tells you what you’ll find there and how to get back. Along the way, you’ll learn how to see the world as a writer sees it.
“If you have real talent,” says Rember, “and choose to go it alone without learning from all of the thousands of writers who have gone before you, for a long time you’re going to write like Grandma Moses paints.” MFA in a Box will help you take language from translucency to transparency, and make your readers feel like you’ve written for them alone.