A shot of creativity

An all-star cast of writers, including Sue Grafton, James Brown, Dorianne Laux, Phillip Lopate, and Kim Stafford (25 of them in all) join award-winning writer and teacher Diana Raab in her new book, Writers and Their Notebooks. They share how their notebooks and journals serve as their studios and workshops, to help them explore language, themes, passions, and curiosities. Some sample journal entries have even developed into published works.

This book offers fascinating and inspiring insights into the creative process. It is sure to become part of any creative writer’s or reader’s reference library. It’s especially fun to read the notebook of your favourite writers. As a writer, I enjoyed the whole book, but was especially fascinated by the sections by mystery writer Sue Grafton and the author Diana Raab.