The Mindful Writer

This edition includes a new introduction exploring the centrality of mindfulness in a writer's practice and craft as well as a selection of writing prompts to get you started on writing mindfully right away.

Author: Dinty W. Moore

Publisher:

ISBN: 161429352X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 168

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"Going beyond the typical "how to write" book, The Mindful Writer illuminates the creative process: where writing and creativity originate, how mindfulness plays into work, how to cultivate good writing habits, how to grow as a writer and a person, and what it means to live a life dedicated to the craft of writing. There's not a writer alive, novice or master, who will not benefit from this book and fall in love with it. Cover to cover, this wise little book is riveting and delightful"--

The Mindful Writer

There's not a writer alive, novice or master, who will not benefit from this book and fall in love with it. Cover to cover, this wise little book is riveting and delightful.

Author: Dinty W. Moore

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781614290155

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 152

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Going beyond the typical "how to write" book, The Mindful Writer illuminates the creative process: where writing and creativity originate, how mindfulness plays into work, how to cultivate good writing habits, how to grow as a writer and a person, and what it means to live a life dedicated to the craft of writing. There's not a writer alive, novice or master, who will not benefit from this book and fall in love with it. Cover to cover, this wise little book is riveting and delightful. The Mindful Writer will be a book that readers will turn to again and again as a source inspiration, guidance, and support.

The Mindful Writer

What does it mean to live a life dedicated to writing? In The Mindful Writer, renowned author DINTY W. MOORE illuminates the creative process through the ...

Author: Dinty W. Moore

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781614293705

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 168

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Find inspiration and insight on writing as a spiritual practice through astute quotes, thoughtful advice, and productive excercises on both mindfulness and craft. This isn't your typical “how to write” book. Author Dinty W. Moore, a well-respected writing coach and teacher, thoughtfully illuminates the creative process: where writing and creativity originate, how mindfulness plays into work, how to cultivate good writing habits and grow as a person, and what it means to live a life dedicated to writing. The Mindful Writer features bite-sized essays that will delight and inform not only writers, but also other artists, mediators and mindfulness practitioners. Built around heartening quotes from famous writers and thinkers, it is a resource that readers will turn to again and again for guidance and encouragement. This edition includes a new introduction exploring the centrality of mindfulness in a writer's practice and craft as well as a selection of writing prompts to get you started on writing mindfully right away.

The Mindful Writing Workshop Teaching in the Age of Stress and Trauma

The guide sheets I have adapted for my own classroom use are based on but not exactly like those in Jim Vopat's book Writing Circles (2009).

Author: Richard Koch

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 9781457568121

Category: Education

Page: 264

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“Though life occurs in events, it must be written about in moments.” Today’s youth are growing up in an age of stress and trauma, and nowhere is that more apparent than in the classroom. Absenteeism, emotional distraction, passivity, and unresponsiveness are all signs of children in need. Thankfully, it turns out that the workshop classroom, with limited but essential tuning, can be just the environment students in the grip of trauma need to become comfortable in themselves and break through into active learning. In The Mindful Writing Workshop: Teaching in the Age of Stress and Trauma, Professor Richard Koch offers clear, comprehensive, guided lessons that help teachers gain the insight necessary to adapt their instruction of writing to incorporate restorative and healing practices—practices that can improve the quality of learning and writing for all learners. Accessible, straightforward, and empowering, the approaches presented in The Mindful Writing Workshop will help previously indifferent or distracted students become engaged, increase their effort, deepen their resilience, and soon raise the quality of their writing, all while guiding teachers in creating a positive, collaborative, “doing” classroom.

The Joy of Mindful Writing

Y ou will have gathered by mindfulness now that I believe is essential to my writing life. If I get out of the habit of regular meditation, if I forget to ...

Author: Joy Kenward

Publisher: Leaping Hare Press

ISBN: 9781782406327

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 144

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Embrace the process of writing and the rich potential of conscious creativity and mindfulness with this enlightening insight into mindful writing. Exploring how writing mindfully can create deeper connections with your words, your characters, and yourself, this carefully crafted manual invites you to embrace the writing process as much as the completed work—plotting out sparkling stories with Zen-like awareness. Through meditative exercises, engaging anecdotes, and astute notes on perception, imagination, and focus, Joy Kenward helps you to flow, flourish and lose yourself in writing. Containing 20 mindful writing exercises, this unique guide explores how conscious writing creates mindful awareness, offering a fresh angle on shifting writer's block.

The Mindful Legal Writer

Combining two groundbreaking texts for predictive and persuasive writing in one volume, The Mindful Legal Writer: Mastering Predictive and Persuasive Writing, raises awareness of important elements in the legal writing process—such as ...

Author: Heidi K. Brown

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer

ISBN: 9781454879626

Category: Law

Page: 672

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Combining two groundbreaking texts for predictive and persuasive writing in one volume, The Mindful Legal Writer: Mastering Predictive and Persuasive Writing, raises awareness of important elements in the legal writing process—such as pacing, purpose, context, analysis, logic, and clarity. Progressing from a mastery of the basics to a professional level of legal communication in client representation and advocacy, Heidi K. Brown’s classroom-tested pedagogy illustrates the pivotal role of written communication for lawyers.

The Mindful Writer Still the Mind Free the Pen

The Mindful Writer, Still the Mind, Free the Pen is an easy-to-read book by psychotherapist and author Jan Marquart. In this book you will discover ways to continue writing at all costs dispelling the misdiagnosis writer's block.

Author: Jan Marquart

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 1456547135

Category: Reference

Page: 176

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The Mindful Writer, Still the Mind, Free the Pen is an easy-to-read book by psychotherapist and author Jan Marquart. In this book you will discover ways to continue writing at all costs dispelling the misdiagnosis writer's block. Still your mind, free your pen and watch your stories fill the page in powerful ways. Everyone has a life full of rich stories. Write them, express yourself, heal your life and reawaken who you are. Jan shares some of her own stories and how writing has influenced her life. The Mindful Writer, Still the Mind, Free the Pen emboldens writers to find their internal voices with their pens.

Teaching Mindful Writers

Teaching Mindful Writers introduces new writing teachers to a learning cycle that will help students become self-directed writers through planning, practicing, revising, and reflecting.

Author: Brian Jackson

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 9781607329374

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 298

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Teaching Mindful Writers introduces new writing teachers to a learning cycle that will help students become self-directed writers through planning, practicing, revising, and reflecting. Focusing on the art and science of instructing self-directed writers through major writing tasks, Brian Jackson helps teachers prepare students to engage purposefully in any writing task by developing the habits of mind and cognitive strategies of the mindful writer. Relying on the most recent research in writing studies and learning theory, Jackson gives new teachers practical advice about setting up writing tasks, using daily writing, leading class discussions, providing feedback, joining teaching communities, and other essential tools that should be in every writing teacher’s toolbox. Teaching Mindful Writers is a timely, fresh perspective on teaching students to be self-directed writers.

Prolific Moment

Theory and Practice of Mindfulness for Writing Alexandria Peary. imperceptible although only inches away: warmth of the laptop, popcorn sound of the ...

Author: Alexandria Peary

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351027649

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 190

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Prolific Moment: Theory and Practice of Mindfulness for Writing foregrounds the present in all activities of composing, offering a new perspective on the rhetorical situation and the writing process. A focus on the present casts light on standard writing components—audience, invention, and revision—while bringing forth often overlooked nuances of the writing experience—intrapersonal rhetoric, the preverbal, and preconception. This pedagogy of mindful writing can alleviate the suffering of writing blocks that comes from mindless, future-oriented rhetorics. Much is lost with a misplaced present moment because students forfeit rewarding writing experiences for stress, frustration, boredom, fear, and shortchanged invention. Writing becomes a very different experience if students think of it more consistently as part of a discrete now. Peary examines mindfulness as a metacognitive practice and turns to foundational Buddhist concepts of no-self, emptiness, impermanence, and detachment for methods for observing the moment in the writing classroom. This volume is a fantastic resource for future and current instructors and scholars of composition, rhetoric, and writing studies.??

The Mindful Woman

This guide will be with you every step of the way and offers you: • Sixty-five simple and effective mindfulness activities • Stories from real women who provide inspiration • Lessons on healing and connecting with your innermost self ...

Author: Sue Patton Theole

Publisher: Mango Media Inc.

ISBN: 9781642505757

Category: Self-Help

Page: 228

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Learn How to Transform Your Mind with Simple Mindfulness Steps Discover a greater sense of focus through a combination of inspirational words of wisdom from various women and mindfulness activities that teach you about the importance of your well-being. Life moves fast. As women, we wear various hats in our lives. Oftentimes, we forget to stop and take a deep breath to center ourselves. Author and champion of women, Sue Patton Thoele, shows you how to incorporate mindfulness into your busy and dynamic life. Learn to take control of your peace and discover how to maintain a clear head amid the chaos while keeping your feet firmly on the ground. The Mindful Woman is a friend whose hand you can hold on the path toward being present in the moment. Finding your way will lead naturally to a more open heart, inner peace, and greater zest for life. This guide will be with you every step of the way and offers you: • Sixty-five simple and effective mindfulness activities • Stories from real women who provide inspiration • Lessons on healing and connecting with your innermost self Theole uses a gentle and humorous approach that makes The Mindful Woman a practical and easily understood guide for those who are new to the practice of mindfulness and those who are already familiar with its gifts. Even the busiest of women among us can embrace mindfulness and reap the benefits. If you enjoyed books like The Self Care Prescription, The Headspace Guide to Meditation and Mindfulness, or The Mindfulness Journal, you’ll love The Mindful Woman.

The Mindful Man

The Mindful Man embraces a positive approach to holistic growth for men and shares enlightening insights into modern day, masculinity.

Author: Caspar Walsh

Publisher: Leaping Hare Press

ISBN: 1782405666

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 144

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Twenty-first century man is still crudely categorised as macho or metrosexual, yet male wellbeing and particularly mental health is demanding attention—much needed for a happy and harmonious society. The Mindful Man embraces a positive approach to holistic growth for men and shares enlightening insights into modern day, masculinity. Engaging author Caspar Walsh explores the beautiful opportunities mindfulness offers for emotional development and spiritual resilience. Through meditative exercises rooted in wild nature and creative writing, Caspar offers a unique understanding of the ways every man can cultivate a naturally joyful and instinctive awareness. Alongside frank anecdotes and a gentle wisdom, he guides the reader towards meaningful connections, consciousness and community.

Mindful America

Dinty Moore is an author and professor of creative writing, so he is qualified to pen The Mindful Writer.31 The back cover of Mindfulness Yoga informs us ...

Author: Jeff Wilson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199383573

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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Thirty years ago, "mindfulness" was a Buddhist principle mostly obscure to the west. Today, it is a popular cure-all for Americans' daily problems. A massive and lucrative industry promotes mindfulness in every aspect of life, however mundane or unlikely: Americans of various faiths (or none at all) practice mindful eating, mindful sex, mindful parenting, mindfulness in the office, mindful sports, mindfulness-based stress relief and addiction recovery, and hire mindful divorce lawyers. Mindfulness is touted by members of Congress, CEOs, and Silicon Valley tech gurus, and is even being taught in public schools, hospitals, and the military. Focusing on such processes as the marketing, medicalization, and professionalization of meditation, Jeff Wilson reveals how Buddhism shed its countercultural image and was assimilated into mainstream American culture. The rise of mindfulness in America, Wilson argues, is a perfect example of how Buddhism enters new cultures and is domesticated: in each case, the new cultures take from Buddhism what they believe will relieve their specific distresses and concerns, and in the process create new forms of Buddhism adapted to their needs. Wilson also tackles the economics of the mindfulness movement, examining commercial programs, therapeutic services, and products such as books, films, CDs, and even smartphone applications. Mindful America is the first in-depth study of this phenomenon--invaluable for understanding how mindfulness came to be applied to such a vast array of non-religious concerns and how it can be reconciled with traditional Buddhism in America.

SHELDON MINDFULNESS JOURNAL

This book explains the researched benefits of mindful journalling.

Author: COWELL PHILIP

Publisher: Sheldon Press

ISBN: 1847093787

Category:

Page: 132

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The health and wellbeing benefits of journaling are well-documented, stemming from work of James Pennebaker at the University of Texas. This book explains the researched benefits of mindful journaling. Drawing on the author’s extensive writing experience, it is a thorough, practical exploration of how to use journaling positively.

Mindfulness and the Big Questions

Why am I here? What does it all mean? These are questions we all ask ourselves at some point. This book offers an enlightening approach to these universal conundrums.

Author: Ben Irvine

Publisher: Leaping Hare Press

ISBN: 9781782404309

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 176

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"Irvine, a philosopher, strikes an engaging, self-deprecatory tone as he criticizes his field for its aloofness and failure to engage with the world as it is." - The Creativity Post Why am I here? What does it all mean? These are the big questions we all ask ourselves at some point. Offering an enlightening approach to these universal conundrums this book explores how mindfulness can reveal hidden solutions to life’s mysteries. Weaving together philosophy and mindfulness to reveal how we can become wiser and happier simply by paying attention to everyday life, Dr Ben Irvine illustrates how the feeling of existential angst can be turned into a sense of wonder and opportunity. Offering a positive approach to the common problem of existential angst, he teaches how to embrace life’s uncertainties through the transformational practice of mindfulness meditation, and provides practical and thoughtful meditations for everyday life, bringing us back to the here and now.

Bodies of Truth

Between Panic & Desire was winner of the Grub Street Nonfiction Book Prize in 2009, and other books include The Mindful Writer, The Accidental Buddhist, ...

Author: Dinty W. Moore

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9781496212658

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 200

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"Medicine still contains an oral tradition, passed down in stories: the stories patients tell us, the ones we tell them, and the ones we tell ourselves," writes contributor Madaline Harrison. Bodies of Truth continues this tradition through a variety of narrative approaches by writers representing all facets of health care. And, since all of us have been or will be touched by illness or disability--our own or that of a loved one--at some point in our lives, any reader of this anthology can relate to the challenges, frustrations, and pain--both physical and emotional--that the contributors have experienced. Bodies of Truth offers perspectives on a wide array of issues, from food allergies, cancer, and neurology to mental health, autoimmune disorders, and therapeutic music. These experiences are recounted by patients, nurses, doctors, parents, children, caregivers, and others who attempt to articulate the intangible human and emotional factors that surround life when it intersects with the medical field.

Bending Genre

He teaches in the creative writing program at The Ohio State University. ... Dinty W. Moore is author of The Mindful Writer: Noble Contributors 219.

Author: Margot Singer

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441195265

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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Ever since the term "creative nonfiction" first came into widespread use, memoirists and journalists, essayists and fiction writers have faced off over where the border between fact and fiction lies. This debate over ethics, however, has sidelined important questions of literary form. Bending Genre does not ask where the boundaries between genres should be drawn, but what happens when you push the line. Written for writers and students of creative writing, this collection brings together perspectives from today’s leading writers of creative nonfiction, including Michael Martone, Brenda Miller, Ander Monson, and David Shields. Each writer’s innovative essay probes our notions of genre and investigates how creative nonfiction is shaped, modeling the forms of writing being discussed. Like creative nonfiction itself, Bending Genre is an exciting hybrid that breaks new ground.

The Hummingbirds Will Return

Author, Dinty W. Moore, The Mindful Writer: Noble Truths of the Writing Life, ... Writer's Digest Books, and the following magazines: • Writer's Digest ...

Author: Lois Lewis

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 9781973604693

Category: Poetry

Page: 124

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“Your beautiful words and thoughts are music for the eyes! Thank you so very much.” — Cindy Chapman Guilford A blend of reportage and praise, the fifty-four poems in this second collection of verse by poet Lois Lewis is a celebration of the spirit, of nature, and of life. Topics range from the providence of God, and ghosts, to the unique beauty of animals, birds, marine life, and social issues such as illegal drugs, missing children, and the plight of the American Indians.

New Micro Exceptionally Short Fiction

Dinty W. Moore: The Story Cure (Ten Speed Press, 2017); The Mindful Writer (Wisdom Publications, 2016); Dear Mister Essay Writer Guy (Ten Speed Press, ...

Author: James Thomas

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393354713

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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A new collection of very short stories selected by Flash Fiction editor James Thomas and Robert Scotellaro. All of the stories in this book are exceptionally short, revealing themselves in no more than 300 words. With a foreword by Robert Shapard and an afterword by Christopher Merrill, this book brings you fresh approaches to an exacting form that demands precision, a species of brevity that is surprisingly expansive. Writers say the pieces are hard to compose, but readers say they are easy to appreciate, a pleasure to envision, a wonder to watch life spun out and painted in small places. Real and surreal, lyrical and prosaic, here are 135 stories by 89 authors, certain to make you think.

Into the Heart of Mindfulness

MIND, BODY, SPIRIT: MEDITATION & VISUALISATION. Plagued by anxiety and depression for much of his twenties and early thirties, Ed Halliwell frantically searched for ways to understand and relieve his distress.

Author: Ed Halliwell

Publisher: Piatkus Books

ISBN: 0349406715

Category:

Page: 288

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Plagued by anxiety and depression for much of his twenties and early thirties, Ed Halliwell frantically searched for ways to understand and relieve his distress. Eventually he stumbled on meditation and Buddhism, and discovered a path that was different from the other medical, psychological and spiritual cures he had grasped for. The way of mindfulness started to transform his life, from a relentless push to achieve pleasure and resist pain, into a willingness to experience each moment as precious, even when it was unpleasant. To his surprise, the more he practised this way of being, the less depressed and anxious he became. A one-time editor for FHM magazine, Ed's life has changed - he now teaches mindfulness to others. In this book he explores how mindfulness can help us see and transform our unhelpful biases and habits; how it can help us be at peace with the pain, stress and uncertainty of life; how it can help us cultivate kindness, empathy, steadfastness and cheerfulness; and how it can help us to find our life's calling. Offering his own experiences as inspiration, Ed emphasises that mindfulness training is a lifelong path and complete way of being rather than just a short course or quick fix. With practical advice and personal warmth, he explores how opening to the mystery of mindfulness, rather than trying to 'get results' from it, seems to be the paradox from which its benefits arise.

Man in the Moon

DINTY W. MOORE is the author of The Mindful Writer: Noble Truths of the Writing Life, as well as the memoir Between Panic & Desire, winner of the Grub ...

Author: Stephanie G'Shwind

Publisher: University Press of Colorado

ISBN: 9781492001836

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 256

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Selected from the country's leading literary journals and publications—Crazyhorse, Colorado Review, The Nervous Breakdown, Creative Nonfiction, Georgia Review, Gulf Coast, The Missouri Review, The Normal School, and others—Man in the Moon brings together essays in which sons, daughters, and fathers explore the elusive nature of this intimate relationship and find unique ways to frame and understand it: through astronomy, arachnology, storytelling, map-reading, television, puzzles, DNA, and so on. In the collection's title essay, Bill Capossere considers the inextricable link between his love of astronomy and memories of his father: "The man in the moon is no stranger to me,” he writes. "I have seen his face before, and it is my father's, and his father's, and my own.” Other essays include Dinty Moore's "Son of Mr. Green Jeans: A Meditation on Missing Fathers,” in which Moore lays out an alphabetic investigation of fathers from popular culture—Ward Cleaver, Jim Anderson, Ozzie Nelson—while ruminating on his own absent father and hesitation to become a father himself. In "Plot Variations,” Robin Black attempts to understand, through the lens of teaching fiction to creative writing students, her inability to attend her father's funeral. Deborah Thompson tries to reconcile her pride in her father's pioneering research in plastics and her concerns about their toxic environmental consequences in "When the Future Was Plastic.” At turns painfully familiar, comic, and heartbreaking, the essays in this collection also deliver moments of searing beauty and hard-earned wisdom.