The I Ching for Writers: Finding the Page Inside You

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New World Library, Feb 8, 2011 - Self-Help - 304 pages
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The ancient oracle system of the I Ching has guided wisdom seekers for over 5,000 years. Now those seeking insights and motivation can take advantage of these ancient predictions, recast by writing professor Sarah Jane Sloane into suggestions for contemporary writers. Each of the I Ching’s sixty-four hexagrams, interpreted by Sloane from years of study and comparisons of over fifty translations, offers directions and comments about what the future will hold for the writer. In addition to this oracular system of advice, the book includes inspirational quotations, writing prompts, solutions to common writing problems, and a wonderful exploration of the creative process.
 

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Contents

Body
25
Glossary
277
Key for hexagrams
285
About the Author
287
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Sarah Jane Sloane is a working writer and associate professor of English at Colorado State University. She lectures frequently on topics ranging from how to get started as a writer to the element of chance in writing. Her poetry has been published in numerous journals and her creative nonfiction and book reviews have appeared in Tricycle and Parabola. She is the author of Digital Fictions (Greenwood, 2000), a consideration of how computers are changing literacy and the literary practices of reading and writing fiction. She has studied at Oxford and the University of Edinburgh and holds a BA from Middlebury College, an MFA from University of Massachusetts at Amherst, an MA from Carnegie Mellon University, and a PhD from Ohio State University. She lives in Fort Collins, Colorado, where she teaches, paints, and throws the I Ching.

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