Have you ever harbored dreams of being a writer? You’re far from alone. Have you wrestled time and again with a seeming inability to write? You’ve got even more company there. Now help is on the way, in the person of Gabriele Rico, Professor of English and Creative Arts at San Jose State University. In her book Writing the Natural Way (J.P. Tarcher 1983), Rico says flatly, “If you can speak, form letters on the page, take a telephone message, or write a thank-you note, you have sufficient language skills to learn to write the natural way.” In this conversation she provides a wealth of information on how you can unlock your own innate creativity and write the novel, poem or Pulitzer Prize-winning postcard of your dreams.
Gabriele Rico is the author of Writing the Natural Way (J.P. Tarcher 1983), Pain and Possibility: Writing Your Way through Personal Crisis (Tarcher 1991). and is Professor of English and Creative Arts at San Jose State University. To learn more about the work of Grabriele Rico go to www.gabrielerico.com
Topics Explored in this Dialogue:
- How to unlock your innate creativity
- What is the brain-storming clustering process
- How you too can be a writer
- How to write with ease and grace
Program Number: 1801 Host: Michael Toms Interview Date: 6/22/1983