Out on 06 January 2022

Write It All Down

Cathy Rentzenbrink

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06 January 2022
240 pages

Why do we want to write and what stops us?
How does the urge to express ourselves fight with the worry that no-one will care or that we will get in trouble?
How do we identify and overcome everything that gets in our way so we can start making work?

Sunday Times bestselling author Cathy Rentzenbrink shows you how to tackle all this and more in Write It All Down, a guide to putting your life on the page. This is a kind, encouraging and stimulating book that explores the nature of memoir writing and offers helpful guidance on how to write your life on paper. Rentzenbrink will help you to discover the pleasure and solace to be found in writing; the profound satisfaction of wrestling a story onto a page and seeing the events of your life transformed through the experience of writing the self.

Perfect for both seasoned writers as well as writing amateurs and everyone in between, this helpful handbook will steer you through the philosophical and practical challenges of writing the self. Intertwined with reflections, anecdotes and exercises, Write It All Down is at once an intimate and enjoyable narrative and an invitation to share your story.

Cathy has an extraordinary gift for helping people tell their stories and you need this gently inspirational book in your life.

Nina Stibbe, author of the award-winning Love, Nina and Reasons to Be Cheerful

Cathy is the person who first told me to write about my mental health when I was nervous to do so. She is a great writer herself and this [is] brilliant.

Matt Haig, bestselling author of Reasons to Stay Alive and The Midnight Library

A wonderful, inspiring and practical book...This is a gift of a book to aspiring writers, and any writer. Cathy has mined her own experience, heart and wisdom to guide us gently in to putting words on a page, and those pages building to a book. I recommend this book to anyone who wants inspiration, concrete tips and encouragement to write.

Julia Samuel, author of Grief Works and This Too Shall Pass