Title: Pumping Your Muse - Book Review Word Count: 295 Summary: Pumping Your Muse is a 136-page non -fiction, self-help writer’s manual that is conveniently available in both electronic and print format. T he hardcopy is coil-bound – perfect for an inviting workbook. Keywords: writer's manual, self-help, non-fic tion, writer's resource, writer's b lock, author Article Body: Pumping Your Muse is a 136-page non -fiction, self-help writer’s manual that is conveniently available in both electronic and print format. T he hardcopy is coil-bound – perfect for an inviting workbook. Published just recently in June 200 5, this book belongs on every write r’s reference bookshelf. Donna Sund blad’s goal for her manual has cert ainly been met, as Pumping Your Mus e is able to stretch the readers’ c reativity beyond their normal limit s by developing skills and focusing creative energies in new direction s. The author focuses on the ability t o build worlds through a variety of exercises including reflections, p erspectives, balance, using multipl e sensory tools and expanding think ing patterns. Readers will learn ab out tracking implements such as car ds, journals and maps that help dev elop a detailed world for the reade r and make the book a whole experie nce. Following every exercise like a hom e-school class will take several we eks and will definitely improve cre ative writing skills. Pumping Your Muse could also be used as a refres her course, a tool during the proof reading processes of a manuscript, or to get past writer’s block. Donna Sundblad keeps the continuity flowing at an interesting pace and has allowed space for notes at the end of every chapter. Her useful m anual also includes a number of exc ellent writer’s resource websites. I recommend that readers review the entire manual and then return to c hapter one before they actually beg in the program. In this way, the re ader will be more familiar with the reasons and goals for each exercis e. I’ve been anticipating my return to chapter one since I began the r eviewing process of this book and h ave no doubt that my skills will be improved because of the exercises in this manual. ISBN#: 0970863578 Author: Donna Sundblad Publisher: ePress-online.com ~ Writ opia, Inc.