Conscious Writing

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Author: Julia McCutchen

Publisher: Hay House Incorporated

ISBN: 9781781805428

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 223

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Conscious Writing is an original approach to deep creative writing which guides you to realize your true nature, create what you are here to create, and write what you are here to write. Guiding you on a journey of self-realization (conscious) and self-expression (creativity), the process it offers can be applied to any and all types of writing, and fluently blends soul with craft. In this refreshingly holistic book, Julia McCutchen explains that your state of consciousness determines and shapes the writing you do, and leads you to shift beyond your everyday self, where your fears and anxieties lie. She teaches you how to: apply 7 core principles for personal experience of transpersonal Truth, and emerge transformed and ready to write. align all aspects of yourself – body, emotions, mind and soul – to bring your whole self to the creative writing process. dive into deep creative flow and play with possibilities in the quantum realm of infinite potential. visit the Conscious Writing Sanctuary, a powerful inner space out of which deep writing flows freely. Realize your full potential and effortlessly stand out from the crowd as you express yourself consciously and creatively as an author in the world.

Rural Voices

Place-Conscious. Writing. and. Active. Learning. This first section of our book
explores our first principle of place-conscious education. Place-conscious
education requires active learners. If students are to learn how to participate fully
in their ...

Author: Robert Brooke

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 9780807743652

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 203

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Featuring lively essays from rural elementary and secondary teachers, this volume describes the theory and practice of place-conscious education--using one's local place to build real, lasting connections to learning. The teachers describe the development and implementation of rich classroom writing programs that link learners with their rural communities and can serve as models for both public engagement and pedagogy. The outgrowth of research lead by the National Writing Project and funded in part by the Annenberg Rural Challenge, this book: - Applies place-conscious ideas to rural and regional contexts, rather than to urban communities in crisis.- Shows how to integrate place-conscious teaching into student-centered workshop teaching.- Describes a community writing project that attempted to save a school in the face of economic worries.- Details a Rural Institute program that guides teachers in implementing place-conscious education in their setting.- Includes an introduction by Robert Brooke and an afterword by Marian Matthews that position the work in relation to national trends in rural education.

The Illusion of Conscious Will

lose either conscious awareness of what is written, or the feeling of doing, or both
when they try to do so as they write. ... the topic of automatic writing must be the
conceptual difficulty surrounding the perception of a lack of consciousness.

Author: Daniel M. Wegner

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262731622

Category: Philosophy

Page: 405

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A novel contribution to the age-old debate about free will versus determinism. Do we consciously cause our actions, or do they happen to us? Philosophers, psychologists, neuroscientists, theologians, and lawyers have long debated the existence of free will versus determinism. In this book Daniel Wegner offers a novel understanding of the issue. Like actions, he argues, the feeling of conscious will is created by the mind and brain. Yet if psychological and neural mechanisms are responsible for all human behavior, how could we have conscious will? The feeling of conscious will, Wegner shows, helps us to appreciate and remember our authorship of the things our minds and bodies do. Yes, we feel that we consciously will our actions, Wegner says, but at the same time, our actions happen to us. Although conscious will is an illusion, it serves as a guide to understanding ourselves and to developing a sense of responsibility and morality. Approaching conscious will as a topic of psychological study, Wegner examines the issue from a variety of angles. He looks at illusions of the will--those cases where people feel that they are willing an act that they are not doing or, conversely, are not willing an act that they in fact are doing. He explores conscious will in hypnosis, Ouija board spelling, automatic writing, and facilitated communication, as well as in such phenomena as spirit possession, dissociative identity disorder, and trance channeling. The result is a book that sidesteps endless debates to focus, more fruitfully, on the impact on our lives of the illusion of conscious will.

The Illusion of Conscious Will New Edition

that of another ... and I, myself, consciously criticize the thought, fact, and mode of
expressing it, etc., while the hand is recording the subject-matter.” Some
automatic writers claim to remain unaware of what their hands are writing, only
grasping ...

Author: Daniel M. Wegner

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262344883

Category: Philosophy

Page: 432

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A new edition of Wegner's classic and controversial work, arguing that conscious will simply reminds of us the authorship of our actions. Do we consciously cause our actions, or do they happen to us? Philosophers, psychologists, neuroscientists, theologians, and lawyers have long debated the existence of free will versus determinism. With the publication of The Illusion of Conscious Will in 2002, Daniel Wegner proposed an innovative and provocative answer: the feeling of conscious will is created by the mind and brain; it helps us to appreciate and remember our authorship of the things our minds and bodies do. Yes, we feel that we consciously will our actions, Wegner says, but at the same time, our actions happen to us. Although conscious will is an illusion (“the most compelling illusion”), it serves as a guide to understanding ourselves and to developing a sense of responsibility and morality. Wegner was unable to undertake a second edition of the book before his death in 2013; this new edition adds a foreword by Wegner's friend, the prominent psychologist Daniel Gilbert, and an introduction by Wegner's colleague Thalia Wheatley. Approaching conscious will as a topic of psychological study, Wegner examines cases both when people feel that they are willing an act that they are not doing and when they are not willing an act that they in fact are doing in such phenomena as hypnosis, Ouija board spelling, and dissociative identity disorder. Wegner's argument was immediately controversial (called “unwarranted impertinence” by one scholar) but also compelling. Engagingly written, with wit and clarity, The Illusion of Conscious Will was, as Daniel Gilbert writes in the foreword to this edition, Wegner's “magnum opus.”

Practical Ideas for Teaching Writing as a Process

Codirector, UCI Writing Project I was introduced to the concept of writing as a
process several years ago at a composition conference at ... However, the writers
may lack any conscious awareness of what they specifically want to

Author: Carol B. Olson

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9780788127182


Page: 224

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Contains a collection of specific classroom strategies & suggestions for teaching writing to elementary school students according to an eight-stage process. Specific techniques for teaching each stage of the writing process & descriptions of proven approaches for using these techniques are also included. "A wonderful resource, a labor of love from a large & talented group of educators." Had its beginnings in the California Writing Project at the Univ. of California, Irvine. Best Seller! Illustrated.

Discourse Consciousness and Time

The Flow and Displacement of Conscious Experience in Speaking and Writing
Wallace Chafe ... To make that suggestion is not to downgrade written nonfiction,
which obviously accounts for a high percentage of all written material. Nor do I ...

Author: Wallace Chafe

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226100545

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 327

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Wallace Chafe demonstrates how the study of language and consciousness together can provide an unexpectedly broad understanding of the way the mind works. Relying on analyses of conversational speech, written fiction and nonfiction, the North American Indian language Seneca, and the music of Mozart and of the Seneca people, he investigates both the flow of ideas through consciousness and the displacement of consciousness by way of memory and imagination. Chafe draws on several decades of research to demonstrate that understanding the nature of consciousness is essential to understanding many topics of linguistic importance, such as anaphora, tense, clause structure, and intonation, as well as stylistic usages such as the historical present and free indirect style. This book offers a comprehensive picture of the dynamic natures of language and consciousness for linguists, psychologists, literary scholars, computer scientists, anthropologists, and philosophers.

Traumatic Aphasia

Reading and writing can by no means be broken down into two entirely separate
processes as was often attempted by the classical neurologists. What one
attempts to evaluate is the conscious utilization of speech processes and the ...

Author: Alexander R. Luria

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110816297

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 480

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Conscious Women Rock the Page Using Hip Hop Fiction to Incite Social Change

Conscious Women Writing Team Piper Anderson is a Performance Artist, Author,
Healer, and Arts Educator. She is the Arts Coordinator at El Puente Arts & Culture
Center where she also teaches drama and creative writing. She is master ...

Author: Marcella Runell Hall


ISBN: 9780615199870

Category: Education

Page: 164

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Three award-winning activists and novelists-Black Artemis, E-Fierce, and J-Love, join social justice educator Marcella Runell Hall and a diverse team of seasoned educators to develop this collection of engaging and timely standards-referenced lesson plans for 6-12 and beyond. These lessons explore the tools of oppression that keep us divided such as violence, patriarchy and racism. The lessons are based on the popular books: The Sista Hood: On the Mic, Picture Me Rollin' and That White Girl.

Countdown to Creative Writing

Step by Step Approach to Writing Techniques for 7-12 Years Stephen Bowkett ...
This way of composing is sometimes called stream of consciousness writing,
though as you see I add the proviso that the conscious mind is largely passing on

Author: Stephen Bowkett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135246563

Category: Education

Page: 208

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Developing children's writing abilities boosts their confidence, creates enjoyment and relevance in the task and cultivates a range of decision-making and problem-solving skills that can then be applied across the curriculum. The Countdown series provides all the support you need in helping children to improve their prose, poetry and non-fiction writing. Countdown to Creative Writing is a comprehensive and flexible resource that you can use in different ways: 60 stand-alone modules that cover all the essential aspects of writing a story countdown flowchart providing an overview showing how modules are linked and how teachers can progress through them with the children photocopiable activity sheets for each module that show how to make the decisions and solve the problems that all writers face along the road from first idea to finished piece of work teachers' notes for each module with tips and guidance including how modules could be used as stand-alone units, but also with suggestions for useful links between modules, and curriculum links a self-study component so that children can make their own progress through the materials, giving young writers a sense of independence in thinking about their work 'headers' for each module showing where along the 'countdown path' you are at that point. In short Countdown to Creative Writing saves valuable planning time and gives you all the flexibility you need - teachers might want to utilise either the self-study or 'countdown' aspects of the book, or simply dip into it for individual lesson activities to fit in with their own programmes of work.

Writing Young Adult Fiction For Dummies

Consider this a stream-of-conscious writing moment. 2. Add narrative. Go back
and underscore the emotion with body language and physical actions, taking the
setting and props into account to reveal mood (as I discuss in Chapter 8). 3.

Author: Deborah Halverson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118092903

Category: Reference

Page: 384

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Your hands-on, friendly guide to writing young adult fiction With young adult book sales rising, and bestselling authors like J.K. Rowling and Stephenie Meyer exploding onto the scene, aspiring YA writers are more numerous than ever. Are you interested in writing a young adult novel, but aren't sure how to fit the style that appeals to young readers? Writing Young Adult Fiction For Dummies gives you tricks of the trade and proven tips on all the steps to write a YA book, from developing an idea to publication. Unique writing exercises to help you find your own authentic teen voice Tips to avoid when submitting manuscripts How to break into the flourishing young adult market With the help of this step-by-step guide, you'll have all the skills to write an inspiring and marketable young adult novel.

The Therapeutic Potential of Creative Writing

Intheeighteenmonths orso beforemymarriage ended, when with my conscious
mind and in my daily life I was working hard to repair and renew our relationship,
I was writing poems whose metaphors included a woman in a fairy-tale walking ...

Author: Gillie Bolton

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781853025990

Category: Psychology

Page: 252

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Writing is a means of making sense of experience, and of arriving at a deeper understanding of the self. The use of creative writing therapeutically can complement verbal discussions, and offers a cost- and time-effective way of extending support to depressed or psychologically distressed patients. Suitable both for health-care professionals who wish to implement therapeutic writing with their patients, and for those wishing to start writing creatively in order to help themselves, The Therapeutic Potential of Creative Writing provides practical, well tried and tested suggestions for beginning to write and for developing writing further. It includes ideas for writing individually and for directing groups, and explores journal writing, poetry, fiction, autobiography and writing out trauma, with established writers and those who have taken up writing for private enjoyment.

Writing Under Pressure

The Quick Writing Process Sanford Kaye ... If you are writing under pressure, it is
particularly important to make this relationship as conscious as possible when
planning, and as visible as possible in the writing. The immediate benefit of such

Author: Sanford Kaye

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195066618

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

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In Writing Under Pressure, Sanford Kaye, a renowned expert on the subject, presents a system he calls the Quick Writing Process (QWP) that focuses on real-world writing tasks and demonstrates how to produce the clearest, most honest, most powerful work possible under the constraints of time and space. A writing instructor with twenty-five years of experience teaching students and professionals, Kaye tells writers how to budget their time and how to use this time efficiently. Exploring particular writing situations in which QWP can be applied to make the most of what the writer knows, Kaye discusses, for example, the process of taking exams, focusing on how instructors select questions and evaluate essays. This invaluable reference offers essential guidelines for any student faced with a difficult writing assignment that has to be done now.

Interstitial Writing

Zeno, as well as Svevo, is absolutely conscious of writing, in other words of
constructing a narrative which is separate and different from his experience
outside the text.The awareness of the writing character is of extreme importance
here since ...

Author: Paolo Bartoloni

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781899293186

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 108

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This book pushes literary theory into unexplored grounds to articulate the modern and contemporary condition of interstitiality through an innovative discussion of literary and philosophical underpinnings and interpretation of works by Calvino, Caproni, Sereni and Svevo. It will appeal to Italianists and anyone studying Italian literature.

A Self conscious Art

In the 1975 interview with Ezine , there is another issue from which Modiano
keeps his distance , that of experimental or self - conscious writing . ' La littérature
pour la littérature , les recherches sur l ' écriture , tout ce byzantinisme pour
chaires ...

Author: Akane Kawakami

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 0853235368

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 166

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'A Self-Conscious Art' deals with the formal complexities of Modiano's work, by reading 'against the grain' of his self-professed ingenuousness. A detailed examination of his narratives shows the deeply postmodern nature of his writing. Parodying precursors such as Proust or the nouveau romanciers, his narratives are built around a profound lack of faith in the ability of writing to retrieve the past through memory, and this failure is acknowledged in the discreet playfulness that characterises his novels.

Writing Culture

Writing. and. Anthropological. Careers. If you want to understand what a science
is, you should look in the first ... They are more self-conscious than ever before
that they are writers who, as maturing professionals, routinely outgrow the
models ...

Author: James Clifford

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520057295

Category: Social Science

Page: 305

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"Humanists and social scientists alike will profit from reflection on the efforts of the contributors to reimagine anthropology in terms, not only of methodology, but also of politics, ethics, and historical relevance. Every discipline in the human and social sciences could use such a book."--Hayden White, author of Metahistory

The Subject as Action

Geoffrey Hartman, Beyond Formalism Writing Social Consciousness The project
of a narrative aesthetics must contend ... It is a problematic that is perhaps best
signaled in the ameliorative rhetoric of the expression "socially conscious" writing

Author: Alan Singer

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 047208383X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

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Demonstrates the relation of narrative art to literary and philosophical speculations about human subjectivity

Proceedings of the Society for Psychical Research

This would indicate that such details were directly controlled by one part of the
mind.1 This duality of consciousness ( the ... Of course in this experiment all the
writing was done automatically , but in ordinary conscious writing we are not ...

Author: Society for Psychical Research (Great Britain)


ISBN: CORNELL:31924106706744

Category: Parapsychology


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Writing History in the Global Era

In Searle's view, a scientific account of consciousness will one day emerge, but to
date it has encountered intractable ... simply transfer the problem of
consciousness to either mind or self and end up assuming that the self is already

Author: Lynn Hunt

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393245776

Category: History

Page: 208

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Leading historian Lynn Hunt rethinks why history matters in today’s global world and how it should be written. Globalization is emerging as a major economic, cultural, and political force. In Writing History in the Global Era, historian Lynn Hunt examines whether globalization can reinvigorate the telling of history. She looks toward scholars from the East and West collaborating in new ways as they share their ideas. She proposes a sweeping reevaluation of individuals’ active role and their place in society as the keys to understanding the way people and ideas interact. Hunt also reveals how surprising new perspectives on society and the self offer promising new ways of thinking about the meaning and purpose of history in our time.

Chinese Theories of Reading and Writing

... metaphysical meditations on the inadequacy of language for representation
and communication, the mismatch between critical precept and critical practice,
and a self-conscious use of Chinese language's properties for multiple

Author: Ming Dong Gu

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791483473

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 348

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A groundbreaking work that uncovers an implicit system of hermeneutics in traditional Chinese thought and aesthetics.

Critical Intellectuals on Writing

I think precisely because I write to people in different disciplines, I'm very
conscious of the writing, of not just speaking what I'm thinking but very much
trying to direct my writing toward one audience or another and of thinking about
where ...

Author: Gary A. Olson

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791486238

Category: Social Science

Page: 215

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A fascinating look at how some of the world's most eminent scholars conceive of their own relationship with writing and with the work of being a critical intellectual.