The Soul of Creative Writing

" To literary critics, this book will be a guide to understanding the tools and devices of great writing.

Author: Richard Goodman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351473620

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 141

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"I have a faith in language," said the poet W. S. Merwin. "It's the ultimate achievement that we as a species have evolved so far." Language is a deep ocean of living words, as varied as undersea life. It is a gift inherited by each person when he or she is born; it can be corrupted and regulated, but it cannot be owned. It is an enormous, complex, inexhaustible gift. The Soul of Creative Writing is a tribute to language and to its potentials. It explores the elements of language, style, rhythm, sound, and the choice of the right word. Richard Goodman paints an image of how language can produce a life and meaning that otherwise cannot exist in the symbols themselves. Goodman's stunningly creative collection was written after a lifetime of working and struggling with language. He collects rich examples from writers of the past and present, both great and small, and uses them to illustrate how each element of our written language can be used. The book begins with an analysis of words and how they can be used to create music on the page. Goodman uncovers the strength of words, writing about the shades of meaning that make the search for the exact word both arduous and immensely rewarding. He discusses how to find the proper title and how to find a fitting subject. He show how to create nonfiction work that is vivid and memorable through the use of the same techniques fiction writers employ. Goodman's volume is written with humor and clarity--with fascination and reverence. Writers will find it an indispensable source of creative inspiration and instruction. In Goodman's words, "reading is a tour of a writer's efforts at manipulating language to create art, to create flesh and blood and mountains, cities, homes, and gardens out of inky symbols on the page." To literary critics, this book will be a guide to understanding the tools and devices of great writing.

The Soul of Place

An essential resource book for the writer’s library, this book is ideal for creative writing courses, with stimulating exercises adaptable to all genres.

Author: Linda Lappin

Publisher: Travelers' Tales

ISBN: 9781609521042

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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In this engaging creative writing workbook, novelist and poet Linda Lappin presents a series of insightful exercises to help writers of all genres—literary travel writing, memoir, poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction—discover imagery and inspiration in the places they love. Lappin departs from the classical concept of the Genius Loci, the indwelling spirit residing in every landscape, house, city, or forest—to argue that by entering into contact with the unique energy and identity of a place, writers can access an inexhaustible source of creative power. The Soul of Place provides instruction on how to evoke that power. The writing exercises are drawn from many fields—architecture, painting, cuisine, literature and literary criticism, geography and deep maps, Jungian psychology, fairy tales, mythology, theater and performance art, metaphysics—all of which offer surprising perspectives on our writing and may help us uncover raw materials for fiction, essays, and poetry hidden in our environment. An essential resource book for the writer’s library, this book is ideal for creative writing courses, with stimulating exercises adaptable to all genres. For writers or travelers about to set out on a trip abroad, The Soul of Place is the perfect road trip companion, attuning our senses to a deeper awareness of place.

The Soul of Creative Writing

The Soul of Creative Writing is a tribute to language and to its potentials. It
explores the elements of style, rhythm, sound, meaning and the choice of the
right word. Writers and readers will find it an indispensible source of inspiration
and ...

Author: Richard Goodman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351473613

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 141

View: 105

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"I have a faith in language," said the poet W. S. Merwin. "It's the ultimate achievement that we as a species have evolved so far." Language is a deep ocean of living words, as varied as undersea life. It is a gift inherited by each person when he or she is born; it can be corrupted and regulated, but it cannot be owned. It is an enormous, complex, inexhaustible gift. The Soul of Creative Writing is a tribute to language and to its potentials. It explores the elements of language, style, rhythm, sound, and the choice of the right word. Richard Goodman paints an image of how language can produce a life and meaning that otherwise cannot exist in the symbols themselves.Goodman's stunningly creative collection was written after a lifetime of working and struggling with language. He collects rich examples from writers of the past and present, both great and small, and uses them to illustrate how each element of our written language can be used. The book begins with an analysis of words and how they can be used to create music on the page. Goodman uncovers the strength of words, writing about the shades of meaning that make the search for the exact word both arduous and immensely rewarding. He discusses how to find the proper title and how to find a fitting subject. He show how to create nonfiction work that is vivid and memorable through the use of the same techniques fiction writers employ.Goodman's volume is written with humor and clarity--with fascination and reverence. Writers will find it an indispensable source of creative inspiration and instruction. In Goodman's words, "reading is a tour of a writer's efforts at manipulating language to create art, to create flesh and blood and mountains, cities, homes, and gardens out of inky symbols on the page." To literary critics, this book will be a guide to understanding the tools and devices of great writing.

Creative Writing For The Mind Body Soul

If you are looking for a way to build your confidence and transform into a stronger, happier version of yourself, this book is for you. For business inquiries, contact Darcy at [email protected] www.darcypatrick.com

Author: Darcy Patrick

Publisher:

ISBN: 1773704702

Category: Self-Help

Page: 70

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In Creative Writing For the Mind, Body & Soul, author and public speaker Darcy Patrick teaches you how to unleash the power of your overactive mind by learning to channel your feelings into written word. Learn to break the cycle of constant negative thoughts, overcome your depression or anxiety, and find a way to live a happy, healthy life. Through a variety of educational exercises and personal anecdotes, Darcy teaches you how to retrain your mind to think positively. Using writing tools such as thought records and creating your own guided meditations, it is possible to focus your negative energy and use it for good! In these pages you'll discover: - How to change your negative thinking - How to use writing as a therapeutic tool - How to practice mindfulness and write your own guided meditations - How to create a safe place, which is yours alone, and learn how to go there any time - How to apply these tools practically in your life Using the power of creative writing, anyone can learn how to reorganize their thoughts. If you are looking for a way to build your confidence and transform into a stronger, happier version of yourself, this book is for you. For business inquiries, contact Darcy at [email protected] www.darcypatrick.com

A Writer s Paris

In brief essays that are whimsically illustrated, Maisel helps you put your dreams into action, encouraging you to move beyond the idea of living and writing in Paris to the reality of doing it, for three weeks or three years or anytime in ...

Author: Eric Maisel, PhD.

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 9780486831879

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

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Experience Paris not as a tourist destination but as a stopover on your creative journey. More than 30 brief essays offer practical and inspirational advice for a spirit-renewing adventure.

The Soul of Creativity

But as the extraordinary contributors to this book show, it is really everyone’s birthright, too often shoved to the recesses of our psyches by the demands of everyday life.

Author: Tona Pearce Myers

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 9781608681242

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

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?There is no single definition of creativity. It is as wide-ranging as the people who seek it: writers, painters, musicians, actors — indeed anyone who desires a richer, more rewarding life. Many consider it inaccessible — limited to gifted artists and celebrities. But as the extraordinary contributors to this book show, it is really everyone’s birthright, too often shoved to the recesses of our psyches by the demands of everyday life. From the vibrant naturalist and poet Diane Ackerman, to musical theorist Don Campbell, to inspirational author SARK, these talented contributors guide us through the creative process with clarity and insight. They remind us that inspiration is always available to those willing to realize the power and possibility of their true creative being. Contributors include: Diane Ackerman • Pat B. Allen • Christina Baldwin • Hal Zina Bennett • Echo Bodine • Jean Shinoda Bolen • Don Campbell • Lucia Capacchione • Michelle Cassou • Judith Cornell • Adriana Díaz • Riane Eisler • Linda Firestone • John Fox • Robert Fritz • Aviva Gold • Robert Grudin • Jean Liedloff • Ann Linnea • Shaun McNiff • Eric Maisel • Jill Mellick • Stephen Nachmanovitch • Kent Nerburn • Jan Phillips • SARK

Poetry Ignites the Soul

Fun poetry or songwriting recording book or composition book for class.

Author: Joe Johnson

Publisher:

ISBN: 1670506428

Category:

Page: 122

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Fun poetry or songwriting recording book or composition book for class. Middle school and high school students love this beautiful cover. Vibrant colors will tingle your senses and hopefully get the creative juices flowing as you sit down to write in this 6x9 lined journal. Have fun! Get Creative!

Poetry Ignites the Soul

Fun poetry or songwriting recording book or composition book for class.

Author: Joe Johnson

Publisher:

ISBN: 167311024X

Category:

Page: 122

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Fun poetry or songwriting recording book or composition book for class. Middle school and high school students love this beautiful cover. Dark shadowy conver will tingle your senses and hopefully get the creative juices flowing as you sit down to write in this 6x9 lined journal. Have fun! Get Creative!

Poetry Ignites the Soul

Fun poetry or songwriting recording book or composition book for class.

Author: Joe Johnson

Publisher:

ISBN: 1670502023

Category:

Page: 122

View: 649

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Fun poetry or songwriting recording book or composition book for class. Middle school and high school students love this beautiful cover. Vibrant colors will tingle your senses and hopefully get the creative juices flowing as you sit down to write in this 6x9 lined journal. Have fun! Get Creative!

Poetry Ignites the Soul

Fun poetry or songwriting recording book or composition book for class.

Author: Joe Johnson

Publisher:

ISBN: 1673147844

Category:

Page: 122

View: 310

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Fun poetry or songwriting recording book or composition book for class. Middle school and high school students love this beautiful cover. Vibrant colors will tingle your senses and hopefully get the creative juices flowing as you sit down to write in this 6x9 lined journal. Have fun! Get Creative!

Northern Soul

Handy 6 x 9" notebook for keeping up to date with all your old school Northern soul vinyl details.

Author: All Publishing

Publisher:

ISBN: 1097407128

Category:

Page: 100

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Handy 6 x 9" notebook for keeping up to date with all your old school Northern soul vinyl details. Ruled line paper sections for: Purchases ★ Trades ★ Wishlist ★ Contacts ★ Notes . Great for taking to shows or just keeping track of your collection at home and how much you enjoy keeping the faith. Keep that torch burning brother!

Wigan Casino Northern Soul

Handy 6 x 9" notebook for keeping up to date with all your old school Northern soul vinyl details.

Author: All Publishing

Publisher:

ISBN: 1097410722

Category:

Page: 100

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Handy 6 x 9" notebook for keeping up to date with all your old school Northern soul vinyl details. Ruled line paper sections for: Purchases ★ Trades ★ Wishlist ★ Contacts ★ Notes . Great for taking to shows or just keeping track of your collection at home and how much you enjoy keeping the faith. Keep that torch burning brother!

Literary Coffee Break

The number 100 has always represented perfection, a circle and fullness. Having 101 pieces in this book represents a completed cycle and the beginning of a new one. The 101st piece truly is the mark of a new beginning. Look around you.

Author: Kias Emmanuel Creech

Publisher: BalboaPress

ISBN: 9781452567303

Category: Poetry

Page: 160

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The number 100 has always represented perfection, a circle and fullness. Having 101 pieces in this book represents a completed cycle and the beginning of a new one. The 101st piece truly is the mark of a new beginning. Look around you. Don't lose an instant of your life and grieve over it. Live each moment, be proud of the ones that are gone, but keep your eyes on the prize that lies ahead on your path.

Power and Identity in the Creative Writing Classroom

Then I go home and do what the teacher says – write . Religious leaders work on
the soul , from the inside out . Creative writing teachers who work in the same
fashion flirt with disaster . In the introduction to his book Narrative Design ...

Author: Anna Leahy

Publisher: Multilingual Matters Limited

ISBN: 185359847X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 222

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This book remaps theories and practices for teaching creative writing at university and college level. It critiques well-established approaches for teaching creative writing in all genres, builds a comprehensive and adaptable pedagogy based on issues of authority, power, and identity and shapes creative writing pedagogy for the 21st century.

Creative Souls

This book explains how it occurs and the steps that mature writers can identify with. This is also a book for all those that have lost the ability to write and wish to regain it, and for those that with to write more and faster.

Author: Daniel Marques

Publisher: 22 Lions - www.22Lions.com

ISBN: 9781481075923

Category: Self-Help

Page: 13

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This book is a must-read for anyone that wishes to become a writer, because it reveals many facts that, although not present in every single writer, contribute to reveal the source of the skills that most refuse to acknowledge or describe to others. Nevertheless, although many would praise the content here described as path to creativity and a solution for procrastination, many have seen it as a menace to their status quo, and a revelation of knowledge that they wish would never be found. The fact remains that many writers can’t deal with competition and threats to their infatuated ego. However, this book is not intended for such type of writer, but for all the others, that don’t even know their own potential as writers. To be a writer is not a choice but a life commitment and a spiritual activity to be experienced in a daily basis. Those that refuse the laws of creative writing will never write properly, easily or effortlessly, no matter how many techniques or good ideas they may have. But, throughout the chapters of this book, it’s shown the emotional cycle that all artists, especially writers, experience in order to fulfill their purpose. It’s explained here how writers travel between the spiritual and material worlds in order to make the connection that later allows them to express in any kind of topic, from self-help to science-fiction books. Writers are powerful beings, capable to endure the most demanding of all tasks, and that’s why not everyone can be one. The difference between someone taking a lifetime to write one book and the one able to do it in less than a day, or even an hour, defines a measurement between the most capable soul and the less experienced. To be a creative writer is, above anything else, related to spiritual conscience. The difficulties that this person, traveling between light and darkness, carries are what distinguishes him from other people. This book explains how it occurs and the steps that mature writers can identify with. This is also a book for all those that have lost the ability to write and wish to regain it, and for those that with to write more and faster. It is about the true and only important key to creative writing – the soul of the writer.

365 Days of Creative Writing

Filled with words, phrases and spiritual inspiration, this book sparks the writer to write on the blank page - anytime. Each prompt is on a separate page to offer you the opportunity to write, draw or color right in the book.

Author: Rosemary Augustine

Publisher: Blue Spruce Publishing Company, Incorporated

ISBN: 0964471116

Category: Self-Help

Page: 380

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A daily writing practice requires constant feeding of new ideas to draw from deep inside your writing well. This book offers daily prompts to get your creative juices flowing and provides the kick start necessary when you are faced with writers block. Give your writing a boost whether you are writing your memoir, have a daily journaling practice or building fictional characters for your next book. Break through writers block with 365 prompts and creative ideas to expand your thoughts and open new writing avenues. Filled with words, phrases and spiritual inspiration, this book sparks the writer to write on the blank page - anytime. These creative exercises keep you writing and help you build a daily writing practice to complete your book, initiate change and promote personal transformation. Writing feeds the mind and heals the soul. No writer should be without these prompts.

The Soul of the Full Length Manuscript

"This book should come with a warning label: 'Be ready, you are going to have to go deeper than you ever imagined.

Author: Zelda Lockhart

Publisher: Lavenson Press Studios

ISBN: 0978910265

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 276

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-This book should come with a warning label: 'Be ready, you are going to have to go deeper than you ever imagined.'- Dorothy Allison Author of Bastard Out of Carolina Utilize your emotional, psychological, and spiritual self to produce the first draft of a full-length manuscript. This book helps you take the stuff that has been making a mess of your life and use it instead to make art, harmonized with craft. It acts as creative companion for individuals (those with or without writing experience) as they journey through the sharing of an impactful event in life, do exercises that help them transform internal obstacles into external gifts, and then write resolution and outcome. Lockhart's own rough drafts and excerpts from published fiction, memoir, and poetry of writers like Toi Derricotte, Helena MarIa Viramontes, and Ta‑Nehisi Coates, along with films by writers and directors like Sherman Alexie offer kinship on the journey of unearthing and sharing a personal plot. At times, you will feel that the book is designed to produce a new emotional, psychological, and spiritual you and that your resulting manuscript is merely the byproduct. Both are true of the design, because the purpose of art is to make yourself vulnerable about your experiences here in life--to have the courage to be vulnerable about those experiences so that you can connect with others who came here solo like you and will leave solo just like you. And that process of sharing is transformative.

A Writer s San Francisco

These 30 essays by creativity coach Eric Maisel conjure up the city's past and present writers, including Twain, Ferlinghetti, and Kerouac.

Author: Eric Maisel

Publisher: Courier Dover Publications

ISBN: 9780486841342

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 160

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Stroll San Francisco's twisting streets, climb its famous hills, explore bohemian landmarks, and check out charming, lesser-known neighborhoods in 30 essays that conjure up the city's past and present writers.

Northern Soul Keep the Faith

Handy 6 x 9" notebook for keeping up to date with all your old school Northern soul vinyl details.

Author: All Publishing

Publisher:

ISBN: 1097653919

Category:

Page: 100

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Handy 6 x 9" notebook for keeping up to date with all your old school Northern soul vinyl details. Ruled line paper sections for: Purchases ★ Trades ★ Wishlist ★ Contacts ★ Notes . Great for taking to shows or just keeping track of your collection at home and how much you enjoy keeping the faith. Keep that torch burning brother!