In Book Riot‘s “2 Contemporary Books to Get You Writing,” poet Christina M. Rau reviews and recommends Rita Banerjee and Diana Norma Szokolyai’s craft of writing book CREDO: An Anthology of Manifestos and Sourcebook for Creative Writing (C&R Press, May 2018). In the review, Rau writes:
“CREDO offers a more in-depth swell of writing craft.
For writers who want motivation by way of the profound, this anthology offers philosophical essays about writing. These essays address why we write and how we write creatively. The philosophy behind building the craft appears as a way to urge writers to hone their own skills.
For writers who are looking to be inspired by the creative writing of others, there are literary snippets. Read a poem by Camille Rankine. Read some prose by Caitlin Johnson. Then write your own poetry and prose.
For writers who want a more pragmatic approach, creative writing exercises also appear. These are prompts in various genres available to any writer looking to write in any way. Both You/Poet and CREDO urge writers to continue to create through writing.”