Writing Begins with the Breath: Embodying Authentic Voice
In this distinctive guide to the craft of writing, author Laraine Herring shows us how to tune into our bodies and connect with our emotions so that our writing becomes an expression of our full beings, rather than just an intellectual exercise. With warmth and wisdom, Herring offers a path to discovering "deep writing"—prose that is unique, expressive, and profoundly authentic. Lessons and imaginative exercises show you how to: stay with your writing when your mind or body starts to pull you away; explore the five senses in your writing; and approach your writing without judgment.
Writing Begins with the Breath will open up a whole world of creativity for people who may not have considered themselves writers before, while also providing keen insights into the craft for seasoned writers.
To learn more about the author, Laraine Herring, visit her website at www.laraineherring.com.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - malrubius - LibraryThing
This is a very good book. It ties together writing and psychology very well, forcing the reader/writer to look inward while also examining how to express one's inner self in writing. Unlike Writing ... Read full review
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If I had to describe this author’s approach to teaching writing in one word, that word would be “unique”. And fascinating. And unusual, practical and useful. By combining oriental spiritual principles ... Read full review
FOCUSING THE MIND
Focused Awareness and Imagery
Characterization Deep Questioning
Point of View I Am Not I
EMBRACING WHAT AND WHERE YOU ARE
THE DEEP WRITING PROCESS
Process vs Product
Body as Source
Ancestors as Source
Earth as Source
Inner and Outer Worlds
About the Author