The Writer’s Eye: Observation and Inspiration for Creative Writers

Amy E. Weldon
Published in 2018
by Bloomsbury Academic

“Our writing is transformed and invigorated when we see writing as a process of being in ongoing relationship with the world beyond our own heads, and when we see language as the estuarial zone in which our own perceptions, the needs of our readers, and the realities of the external world mingle richly to create something new.” The Writer’s Eye is a guide to developing and strengthening writers’ observations of the physical world, an integral puzzle piece to powerful storytelling. Writers of all levels and genres will be inspired by dozens of writing exercises and sample texts interspersed throughout the book, which is organized into chapters focusing on topics such as neuroscience for writers, world-building, voice, and revision.