Book Review: A Creative Writer’s Kit

Today’s guest post is written by JudithB at I choose how I will spend the rest of my life.  I’d noticed her references to Judy Reeves in several of her posts.  Although I don’t have this particular book, I have several others by Judy.  Judy also does on-line classes at the International Association for Journal Writers

From JudithB:

Some years ago I bought the kit, “A Creative Writer’s Kit: A Spirited Companion and Lively Muse for the Writing Life” by Judy Reeves.  As so often happens it mouldered away in a bookcase for ages and only came to the fore when I recently cleared a lot of books to give to the hospice shop.

This is an interesting and unusual kit in that it not only has a book with prompts and practices for each day of the year; it also has a series of cards giving great advice, hints and ideas.  It is also scattered throughout with quotes from well known, published writers that encourage the novice forward. 

It really is a useful resource for those of us who want to write. 

The cards on the top of the pile as I write this are:

  • Don’t judge your writing
  • Let go of expectations
  • Trust your pen and
  • Pay attention
  • Being vulnerable on the page.

Each of these have set me off on a course that I hadn’t considered before.  And some  prompts and practices I have used recently in writing my blog posts are

I would highly recommend this kit and I note it is still available.

[Later note – another book by Judy Reeves was reviewed here.]

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5 Comments on “Book Review: A Creative Writer’s Kit”

  1. pattisj Says:

    Thanks for the reminder! Judith mentioned it previously, and I intended to act on it. Now I have!


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