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Author: D.B. Gilles
Publisher: D.B. Gilles
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Writer’s Rehab is filled with tough love and unvarnished truths about the business of writing. D.B. Gilles gobsmacks both experienced and aspiring writers past self-delusion and towards productivity. "D.B. Gilles has discovered the eerie correspondences among the 12 stages of the Hero's Journey, the 12 steps of AA recovery, and the sometimes challenging experience of becoming a professional writer. In his earthy, human and extremely lucid style, he spells out how you can find much greater satisfaction and success in your writing through a 12-step approach. It's a must-read for writers who struggle with their art, which would be all of us." -Christopher Vogler, author, The Writers Journey “D.B Gilles offers tough, practical advice about the craft of writing. He gives a loving kick in the ass to help get the writer started and encouragement to keep the writer on track throughout the creative process. He identifies the many hurdles a writer faces and offers solutions to overcome those hurdles” -Matt Williams, Creator, Rosanne, co-creator, Home Improvement "Trust me, there isn't a writer alive -- a veteran or a newcomer -- who hasn't had to wrestle with the inner demons that DB Gilles neatly identifies, skewers, and exorcises in this compact but indispensable book. I will keep it at my elbow for the next time I am laid low by any one of these persistent little bastards, which will probably be sometime this afternoon. We writers are a highly neurotic and fragile bunch, and we need all the help we can get!" -Robert Masello, bestselling author, The Romanov Cross "One of the first great reliefs of becoming a working TV writer was seeing those days when even a room of talented comedy vets hit the occasional wall. It meant that it sometimes happens to the best of us and made me feel better when it’d later happen to me on my own. Writers Rehab is an amazing new tool at conquering the one thing that frightens every writer -- the blank page. Welcome to rehab!" -Scott Marder, co-executive producer, It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia “Using a fiercely honest, psychological approach, DB shares his own experiences and knowledge about the creative and personal struggles that writers go through. Writers Rehab will surely become a must-have bible that writers will turn to for inspiration and guidance during periods of stagnation and self-doubt.” -Donna Rothstein, Psychotherapist and writer “D.B. Gilles has done it again by taking all writers to..."Writers Rehab"! I was convinced after hundreds of screenwriting and how-to writing books on The Writers Store shelves, there was nothing left to say. Wrong!!! D.B. beams a new spotlight on writing disciplines by giving us new tricks of the trade for all wordsmiths. Speaking from a forty year career of writing and professing, with my right hand palm in the air, I tell you D.B. Gilles and his "Writers Rehab" is better than as good as it gets! Applause, applause!! " -Dr. Lew Hunter, screenwriter, author of Lew Hunter’s Screenwriting 434, Chairman UCLA Screenwriting Department “In every page there's a real nugget of information to not only improve the work but make the work possible. Anyone who is struggling with the pain of dependency on script writing, Writers Rehab is for you This is one of the few books I've read that I can wholeheartedly recommend to my students and know that they will be better writers because of reading it.” -Mick Casale, Graduate Film Department, Tisch School of the Arts