Thursday, April 15, 2010

Book Review: Crafting Magick with Pen and Ink by Susan Pesznecker

Crafting Magick with Pen and Ink: Learn to Write Stories, Spells and Other Magickal WorksWritten by: Susan Pesznecker
Published by: Llewellyn Worldwide LTD
Page Count: 264 pages
ISBN-13: 9780738711454

Blurb:

Write—the Right Way!

The right way to write isn't by following those old rules that bored you in school. The right way is your way—from your heart and expressing exactly what you mean. Here you'll find tools—not rules—that will help you create powerful and expressive rituals, spells, articles, poems, and books. Filled with tips, tricks, clear examples, and wonderful do-it-yourself exercises, this book contains everything you need to make your words sparkle and clearly reflect your ideas. Learn to brainstorm topics, write a rough draft, edit your writing, and come up with a finished work that publishers will want to print and everyone will want to read.

This book is unique because it brings magick into the mix. It reveals secrets of automatic and trance writing that will uncover latent creativity you never knew you had. Once you have unlocked these imaginative forces, you'll also learn how to magickally protect your work. Just about anybody can write words. But if you want to let your creativity explode in new directions, this colorful guide has the magickal and practical keys that will open the locks, break down the blocks, and let the inner writer out. Find out just how much fun writing can be and how good a writer you can become.

Whether you are in the brainstorming phase of the writing process or just need an extra little push to finish your masterpiece, Crafting Magick with Pen and Ink can give you the motivation and inspiration you need to live up to your literary potential.

By using the magickal and professional methods in this book, you can breathe new life into your writing and set yourself on a course towards greatness.

Review:

When I read the blurb for this book, I had to have it!  The idea of combining my magickal studies with my writer’s journey intrigued me.  And since I knew the author from the Grey School of Wizardry, there was no doubt in my mind that Crafting Magick with Pen and Ink was destined to sit on my bookshelf.

From the moment that I cracked open this book, I was hooked.  Pesznecker covers various types of magickal writing in the text.  My personal favorite was the information about journaling, since this is something that I struggle with personally.  Each chapter was followed up by a couple writing exercises to reinforce the chapter and get the creative juices flowing.

If nothing else, this book helped to fuel my passion for writing and made me more eager to jump into my journal each day.

2 comments:

Mother's Moon's Message said...

will definately need to look this one up. thanks for the referral

Beth said...

I read this book and did the exercises and absolutely adored it. I loved what it made me think up.

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