Writing Magic by Gail Carson Levine

“There’s nothing wrong with reading a book you love over and over. When you do, the words get inside you, become a part of you, in a way that words in a book you’ve read only once can’t.”
― Gail Carson Levine, Writing Magic: Creating Stories that Fly

Writing Magic


I love the quote above because my favorite books I do read again and again and it is true, “the words get inside you” which fill you up to the point that the words want to burst out.

Story Dam is here because many writers have trouble getting their words on the page. Everything I share, in this post and others, is in hopes that it will help you tear the walls down and free your words.

I bought Writing Magic by Gail Carson Levine for two reasons…

1. writing


2. because I love all things magic.

Put the two of them together and you can bet money I’m going to buy it. Of course anything to do with writing and I am going to share it with you.

Gail Carson Levine doesn’t waste any time and gets you writing first thing, I think it is to show the younger readers/writers that the most important thing is to get your words on the page. We older readers/writers may know this but I think we allow ourselves to get bogged down with anything and everything to keep us from letting our words fly.

One of the many things I love about this book:

“The Writer’s Oath

I promise solemnly:

1. to write as often and as much as I can,

2. to respect my writing self, and

3. to nurture the writing of others.

I accept these responsibilities and shall honor them always.”
― Gail Carson Levine, Writing Magic: Creating Stories that Fly


This book breaks everything down simply but there is something in that simplicity that has you coming back for more, has you understanding what is most important; how to ignore the inner critic, how to make your story more interesting, how to write one piece at a time, focusing on the now, and focusing on what’s most important.

If you are having trouble getting your words on the page, check out Writing Magic and allow Gail Carson Levine to lead you from page to page until your story is written, maybe even lots of stories.

By the way, in case you didn’t recognize her name and think she is one more person who just writes about writing, check out her author page on Amazon and her many children’s books as well as her best selling, book to movie, Ella Enchanted.

Have you read any books about writing, blogging, or publishing that you would like to share with us? Leave a comment below and share the books you love.


Morgan Dragonwillow

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Morgan Dragonwillow: Poet , author of Wild Woman Waking & Dancing within Shadow, massage therapist and facilitator of magical journeys who (mostly) doesn't let her fears get in the way of her passion for writing and creating. When she isn't working with clients, writing or dancing you can find her encouraging and supporting her writing community at #StoryDam#OctPoWriMo, & #PoetsonthePage You can also find her on Google+


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