We should write because it is human nature to write - Julia Cameron. For those jumping into the writing life for the first time and for those already living it, the art of writing will never be the same after reading this book. Provocative, thoughtful and exciting, you'll return to it again and again as you seek to liberate and cultivate the writer residing within you. This isn't a book of rules, which can stifle creativity - and certainly t about how to write that query letter, how to find a market for your work, or how to find a agent. It's about using writing to bring clarity and passion to the act of living. The secret's in breaking loose from the grip of your established thought process, to unleash the wave of creativity striving to express itself within. Here are techniques illustrative stories to help you make writing a natural, intensely personal part of life. And this book includes the details of Cameron's own writing processes when creating her best selling books, which include the phemenal and world famous The Artist's Way and Vein of Gold .