Dancing on the Head of a Pen: A Review

dancingonheadofpen We all have our own rhythm when it comes to writing, that certain flow of putting ideas into words and making them mean something to the reader. Mr. Benson does just that and allows the reader to enter the mind of a writer. His own. He describes the process all writers go through, the subject matter, where to get inspiration, and how to proceed with the business of expressing oneself.
I like the hats the author wears while he is creating the next read. His gamer hat, a baseball cap, the beret, and the fedora. The gamer hat, is the trial and error, the practice of figuring out what will make sense to the reader. The beret is the creative train of thought, the rewriting and editing of the work before him that eventually leads to the fedora, the end result. The fedora being a polished, sophisticated hat, is the final result of all the brainstorming, the rewriting, the editing, the breathe that one finally takes once the work is published.
The way a writer thinks is interesting, like how we are sometimes afraid of mentioning out loud, a thought; because we’re afraid someone may steal it. And how the influences are everywhere, role models in the form of other writers we admire, people we know, where we live. The list is endless. Makes writing both a challenge and a treat. That’s how I see the dance, all the moves you use to create that work of art, the disappointment and satisfaction, knowing you have done well. Time for me and my dance partner to get to work. Pen and paper please.
I received a free copy from Waterbrook Press in exchange for an honest review.
For more information:
http://www.randomhouse.com/book/11585/dancing-on-the-head-of-a-pen-by-robert-benson
Read Chapter One:
http://waterbrookmultnomah.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/SneakPeek_DancingonHeadofPen.pdf
Author Bio:
http://www.randomhouse.com/author/35373/robert-benson

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3 thoughts on “Dancing on the Head of a Pen: A Review

  1. Wonderful review! I love the idea of different “hats” that writers wear. Going to have to check this one out – thank you for sharing. 🙂

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