The Write State of Mind

In The Write State of Mind, Emily Gowor shares wisdom and insight on turning your book from an idea in your head into a published work!

Author: Emily Gowor


ISBN: 099459447X



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In The Write State of Mind, Emily Gowor shares wisdom and insight on turning your book from an idea in your head into a published work!

A Working Class State of Mind

“So, Callum,” he says “how long have you been writing?” “The past five year” ah say “what aboot yursel, likes?

Author: Colin Burnett

Publisher: Leamington Books

ISBN: 9781914090226

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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Written entirely in East coast Scots A Working Class State of Mind, the debut book by Colin Burnett, brings the everyday reality and language of life in Scotland to the surface. Colin's fiction takes themes in the social sciences and animates them in vivid ethnographic portrayals of what it means to be working class in Scotland today. Delving into the tragic exploits of Aldo as well as his long time suffering best friends Dougie and Craig, the book follows these and other characters as they make their way in a city more divided along class lines than ever before.

The Southern State of Mind

All the memory will allow me or any other writer to do is order it through ... appearing on best - seller lists in the United States and in Europe .

Author: Jan Nordby Gretlund

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 1570033129

Category: History

Page: 233

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Remarkably removed from the devotional, certifying, and celebratory view of the South that has dominated books of this genre, The Southern State of Mind addresses the question of whether inherited Southern values, problems, and contradictions have survived the onslaught of modernization."--BOOK JACKET.

The Writing State of Mind

Get your copy of The Writing State of Mind today and together we will develop and build on these, to ensure that you never hit that wall again.

Author: Jill Harris


ISBN: 9798640898996


Page: 210

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Have you hit a brick wall with your writing? Is writer's block something that is featuring more and more, while your creativity suffers? Many writers feel the same way. They want to write, edit and publish and then do the same all over again. For many, it was what they were born to do and a sudden loss of inspiration can be an unwelcome and worrying development. The Writing State of Mind is a book which has been written, specifically to help you overcome those difficulties, through a series of rituals aimed at supercharging your mindset. Inside these pages, I am going to help you to: Invoke ideas and creativity Identify and use effective daily rituals Understand the processes behind writing fiction Identify unique approaches to writing Learn the different stages Become a master of your craft I have been writing, editing, teaching and learning the secrets of finding inspiration for the past ten years. I have come to realise that there is more than one state of mind when it comes to successful writing and there are 5 distinct stages in the process; prewriting, freewriting, rewriting, publishing and nurturing. Get your copy of The Writing State of Mind today and together we will develop and build on these, to ensure that you never hit that wall again.

The Write Mind for Every Classroom

How to Connect Brain Science and Writing Across the Disciplines Jason Wirtz ... successful writer vacillates effectively between these two states of mind.

Author: Jason Wirtz

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781475818161

Category: Education

Page: 104

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First and foremost, and most inclusively, anyone fascinated by thinking and learning about connections between brain research and writing should read The Write Mind for Every Classroom: How to Connect Brain Science and Writing Across the Disciplines. Teachers of writing across a wide range of grade levels will find this book useful, especially those teaching adolescents. The information and activities are designed for those teaching across secondary and post-secondary content areas. As writing becomes increasingly central across all content areas as a result of both federal and state mandates such as the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), this book will be useful to all teachers of adolescents. College and university professors will find this book useful in helping to prepare today’s pre-service teachers. Literacy coaches, principals, and mentor/lead teachers will find much of value, as will educators involved in teacher learning groups. As brain-based education enters the national spotlight it becomes increasingly important for educators at all levels to become intelligent consumers of brain-based claims that have a potentially far-reaching impact on student learning.

Ensouling Language

of mind and a perceptual reality that is very different than the one ... They somehow anchor the writer in the altered state of consciousness itself.

Author: Stephen Harrod Buhner

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781594779008

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 480

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The first comprehensive work on nonfiction as an art form • Shows how nonfiction, especially how-to and self-help, can take on the same power and luminosity as great fiction • Develops processes to reliably induce the dreaming state from which all writing comes • Teaches the skill of analogical thinking that is the core perceptual tool for writers • Explores the subtle techniques of powerful writing, from inducing associational dreaming in the reader, to language symmetry, sound patterning, foreshadowing, feeling flow, and more Approaching writing as a sacred art, Stephen Buhner explores the core of the craft: the communication of deep meaning that feeds not just the mind but also the soul of the reader. Tapping into the powerful archetypes within language, he shows how to enrich your writing by following “golden threads” of inspiration while understanding the crucial invisibles essential to the art of both fiction and nonfiction: how to craft language with feeling and vision, employ altered states of mind to access the writing trance, clear your work by recognizing the powerful sway of clichéd thinking and hidden baggage, and intentionally generate duende--that physical/emotional response to art that gives you chills, opens up unrecognized aspects of reality, or simply resonates in your soul. Covering some very practical aspects of writing such as layering and word symmetry, the author also explores the inner world of publishing--what you really will encounter when you become a writer. He then shows how to develop a powerful and engaging book proposal based on understanding the proposal as a work of fiction--the map is never the territory, nor is the proposal the book that it will become. This book, written using all the techniques discussed within it, offers a powerful, experiential journey into the heart of writing. It does for nonfiction what John Gardner’s books on writing did for fiction. It is one of the most significant works on writing published in our time.

Youth Is a State of Mind

Earth then states that she is a wall , with breasts like towers . ... Now an initiation manual in the form of an allegory is a sane , rational writing .

Author: Eugene Beadle

Publisher: Health Research Books

ISBN: 0787313742


Page: 92

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1979 This book is literary archeology. A digging in Apocalyptic ground. There was great opposition to the insertion of the Apocalypse and the Song of Songs into the Bible. The arguments against them were furious and disparaging. Their hidden meanings totally eluded the theologians.

The Power of Writing in Organizations

Writing has fixed on the page these fleeting, vague, not fully formulated feelings and thoughts, and this provides a window into the writer's state of mind, ...

Author: Anne-Laure Fayard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136241505

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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This book demonstrates the power of writing in informal and formal organizations in the past and the present. It shows how writing, despite long lasting criticisms that can be traced back to Plato, and in spite of its frequent definition as a mere recording medium is in fact a creative mode of communication that supports the expression of emotions, the developing knowledge, and the building of strong communities among faraway individuals. The first part of the book illustrates how this has been true historically. The focus on writing as a fundamental mode of communication – the other being speech or the oral mode – is still important in our technology-infused world, where writing seems to have been reduced to short cryptic text messages or tweets. Precisely because of their heavy reliance on technology, current practices are in need of a deeper understanding that focus on deep as opposed to surface features and unveil the four essential mechanisms – objectification, reflecting, specifying, and addressing – that give writing its creative powers. In the second part of the book, we use contemporary case studies and interviews to illustrate how shifting our focus from the media to the mode of communication and focusing on the mechanisms of writing allows us to go beyond current debates about the capabilities of various communication media and to understand better today’s communicative practices. This book is an attempt to unveil the powers of writing as well as to highlight the implications for organizations of the potential loss of these powers in today’s world where writing-based distributed collaborations, interpersonal relationships, and online communities are key sources of innovation and support for individuals and organizations.

The Blank Swan

... or even inspiration or state of mind of the initial writer or initial writing period. It is we, when we immerse ourselves in the writing surface, ...

Author: Elie Ayache

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470725221

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 496

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"Elie Ayache is the only person to present arguments about The Black Swan and rare events that I had not thought about. He does what philosophical inquiry has always done: to go the extra mile and look at the world in a deeply philosophical way." Nassim Nicholas Taleb, PhD, author of The Black Swan, Distinguished Professor, New York University Polytechnic Institute & Principal, Universa Investments. "Elie Ayache has uniquely straddled the down-to-earth world of money and complex financial derivatives and the abstract world of the mind and philosophy. Insightful and insane in equal measures, this book is not an easy read. I wouldn't recommend this for holiday reading on the beach but perhaps for while sitting in front of a log fire with a large Scotch, or probably several.??? Paul Wilmott, author of Frequently Asked Questions in Quantitative Finance October 19th 1987 was a day of huge change for the global finance industry. On this day the stock market crashed, the Nobel Prize winning Black-Scholes formula failed and volatility smiles were born, and on this day Elie Ayache began his career, on the trading floor of the French Futures and Options Exchange. Experts everywhere sought to find a model for this event, and ways to simulate it in order to avoid a recurrence in the future, but the one thing that struck Elie that day was the belief that what actually happened on 19th October 1987 is simply non reproducible outside 19th October 1987 - you cannot reduce it to a chain of causes and effects, or even to a random generator, that can then be reproduced or represented in a theoretical framework. The Blank Swan is Elie's highly original treatise on the financial markets – presenting a totally revolutionary rethinking of derivative pricing and technology. It is not a diatribe against Nassim Taleb's The Black Swan, but criticises the whole background or framework of predictable and unpredictable events – white and black swans alike – , i.e. the very category of prediction. In this revolutionary book, Elie redefines the components of the technology needed to price and trade derivatives. Most importantly, and drawing on a long tradition of philosophy of the event from Henri Bergson to Gilles Deleuze, to Alain Badiou, and on a recent brand of philosophy of contingency, embodied by the speculative materialism of Quentin Meillassoux, Elie redefines the market itself against the common perceptions of orthodox financial theory, general equilibrium theory and the sociology of finance. This book will change the way that we think about derivatives and approach the market. If anything, derivatives should be renamed contingent claims, where contingency is now absolute and no longer derivative, and the market is just its medium. The book also establishes the missing link between quantitative modelling (no longer dependent on probability theory but on a novel brand of mathematics which Elie calls the mathematics of price) and the reality of the market."

State of Mind

TO ACT As Angela Davis notes, “Although the history of this state is often told as a story of renewal, hope, and utopian possibility, a parallel story of ...

Author: Constance Lewallen

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520270619

Category: Art

Page: 281

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"There is not a trace of the provincial nor the apologetic in the tone of the State of Mind texts. Rather there is a justified claim for the sophisticated originality of this Californian art—sophisticated because the authors have convincingly argued that the artists, for the most part, had many conscious connections and familiarity with art from the rest of the country and Europe, yet were driven by a desire to be independent and different." —Moira Roth, editor and contributor, The Amazing Decade: Women and Performance Art in America 1970-1980 "State of Mind: New California Art circa 1970 is an essential overview of the rich and complex moment when California assumed its role as a leading center for the making and exhibition of the kind of adventurous and progressive art that immediately fascinated the world, and over the years has come to define a generation and a region. An unmatched source of hard-to-find primary images combined with thought-provoking critical essays, this book can easily function as a standard text on this subject.” —David Ross, former director of SFMOMA and the Whitney Museum of American Art, and currently Chairman of the MFA program in Art Practice at The School of Visual Arts

Writing the Mind Alive

Fifteen years later, after I'd begun to practice Proprioceptive Writing ... He was talking about the capacity of the poet to enter a state of mind in which ...

Author: Linda Trichter Metcalf, Ph.D.

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780307493446

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

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Discover the revolutionary writing practice that can transform your life! In 1976, Linda Trichter Metcalf, then a university English professor, sat down with pen and paper and intuitively started a self-guided writing practice that helped to bring herself into focus and clarify her life as never before. She and a colleague, Tobin Simon, introduced this original method into their classrooms. They experienced such solid response from their students that, for the last twenty-five years, they have devoted themselves to teaching what has now become the respected practice of Proprioceptive Writing®–in workshops, secondary and elementary schools, and college psychology and writing classes around the country, among them the New School University. “Proprioception” comes from the Latin proprius, meaning “one’s own,” and this writing method helps synthesize emotion and imagination, generating authentic insight and catharsis. Proprioceptive Writing® is not formal writing, nor is it automatic or stream-of-consciousness writing. Requiring a regular, disciplined practice in a quiet environment, the method uses several aids to deepen attention and free the writer within: Baroque music, a candle, a pad, and a pen. Presenting Proprioceptive Writing® in book form for the first time, Writing the Mind Alive shows how you, too, can use it to • Focus awareness, dissolve inhibitions, and build self-trust • Unburden your mind and resolve emotional conflicts • Connect more deeply with your spiritual self • Write and speak with strength and clarity • Enhance the benefits of psychotherapy • Awaken your senses and emotions • Liberate your creative energies Featuring actual “writes” by students of all ages, Writing the Mind Alive is a catalyst for mental and emotional aliveness that can truly enrich the rest of your life.

A California State of Mind

I am certain that my knowledge has been expanded by the conversations I have had with national and state political columnists, commentators, editors, ...

Author: Mark Baldassare

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520236486

Category: History

Page: 282

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"A thought-provoking analysis by one of the most astute analysts of the California scene."--U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein "If you care about the direction in which America is headed, then you must pay attention to California. To understand California today and decades from now, you must read Baldassare's masterful assessment. He knows the issues and he takes you inside the head of California voters--old, young, Latino, white, he talks to them all. And you can forget your assumptions: Baldassare proves the stereotypes wrong."--Judy Woodruff, Anchor, CNN's Inside Politics "Probing the social and political mindset of California offers a shortcut into the American future. No one knows California better in this regard than Baldassare, and never has he been more on top of his game than in this landmark study of California today--and America tomorrow."--Dr. Kevin Starr, State Librarian of California "Many people speculate about the expanding social and political clout of Latinos in California, but Baldassare uses solid evidence to reveal what's driving this dynamic population--from unique political attitudes to highest-level optimism. Read this book and you'll understand the profound influence that growing Latino participation will have on the Golden State's future."--Monica Lozano, President, La Opinion "Baldassare has probed as deeply and wisely as anyone ever has into that most fascinating and, at times, most enigmatic of public phenomena, the behavior of the California voter. With A California State of Mind, he has made an indispensable contribution to our understanding of the politics of our time."--Peter Schrag, author of Paradise Lost: California's Experience, America's Future "An invaluable book for policy makers in California and nationwide. Baldassare both provides a detailed and thoughtful analysis of the disconnect between Californians and their government and buttresses his argument with a wealth of data. Anyone interested in improving our political life will want to own this book."--Dan Yankelovich, Chairman, Public Agenda and Viewpoint Learning "No one knows how Californians think about politics better than Baldassare does. Anyone interested in California politics should read this book."--Jack Peltason, coauthor of Government by the People and Understanding the Constitution "Backed by stunningly thorough documentation, this book is an essential and sobering primer to understanding why California really is different."--Tom Goldstein, editor of Killing the Messenger "Baldassare has long been one of the most perceptive analysts of politics and public opinion in California. His new book is indispensable reading for anyone who wants to understand the changing political landscape, and the subtle shadings of public attitudes, in the nation's largest state."--Ronald Brownstein, political columnist, Los Angeles Times

Write A Blockbuster And Get It Published Teach Yourself

If this happens, stop writing and do something else. ... can be part of writing. Being receptive to this state of mind is important.

Author: Helen Corner

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781444129847

Category: Reference

Page: 300

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Designed for all those wanting to be the next Dan Brown, this introduction to writing popular fiction will be a key addition to the writer's bookshelf. Authored jointly by a literary consultant/agent and a highly successful author, it offers not simply a guide to writing a novel but an introduction to writing a plot-based, action-focused blockbuster. It covers such key practicalities as the importance of plot, pace, action, character and the different demands of such popular commercial genres as romantic fiction, thrillers and so on. For those looking to write for a living, this book provides vital information on the process, including finding an agent and making a living as a writer. NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the authors' many years of experience. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at to give you a richer understanding of how to write a blockbuster. FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBER Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. TRY THIS Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.

The Land s Wild Music

Where Slovic was concerned with nature writing as a state of mind, as a way of being mindfully in the world, I am interested in nature writing as a way of ...

Author: Mark Tredinnick

Publisher: Trinity University Press

ISBN: 9781595340931

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 384

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At the heart of The Land's Wild Music is an examination of the relationship between writers and their. Interviewing four great American writers of place — Barry Lopez, Peter Matthiessen, Terry Tempest Williams, and James Galvin — author Mark Tredinnick considers how writers transmute the power of nature into words. Each author is profiled in a separate chapter written in rich, engaging prose that reads like the best journalism, and Tredinnick concludes with his own thoughts on what it takes to be "an authentic witness of place."

A Man s State of Mind

"I would like for you to write my phone number down. I understand that you're involved right now, but I'm sure you can have friends.

Author: Christopher D. Burns


ISBN: 9780970195203

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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Darryl's unsuccessful attempt at being in a monogamous relationship is faced with a painful "reality check" when he finally discovers that the world does not revolve around him. Challenging readers to think about the consequences of being less than honest in relationships, the author delivers a powerful message through the use of humor, real life situations, and intelligent dialogue.

Journalism Reporting Writing and Editing

Achieving is not just a matter of the technique of writing but a state of mind that you must foster. You should not be satisfied with false information, ...

Author: Rowan Kidd

Publisher: Scientific e-Resources

ISBN: 9781839472916


Page: 296

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The present book has been brought into being in view of incessant demand pertaining to the subject Journalism, inherently requires that stories be told in-depth. Many newspapers have cut out long articles even before the Internet. They have followed the example set by television news. They have been hit by the rising price of newsprint, and the renewed emphasis on cost cutting. They are convinced that readers are pressed for time, impatient with detail, and conditioned to ingest the news in pellet-like form. The bulk of broadcast news is reporting in the sense that is used is different rather than journalism. It is epitomized by the two-minute wire service radio bulletin on the hour already a fast disappearing format. In this incisive and well-presented work, the book has synthesized the findings to lay down principles of sound journalism for both those in the industry and the citizens, who rely on the free press as a fundamental element of democracy. First and foremost among these principles is journalism's obligation to the truth. It will immensely benefit students, teachers, mass communicators, theoreticians and practitioners alike. Something usable today, a ready reckoner for years to come and a collector's item for all times. A must read endurable and preservable

Ernest Dowson

... not only reveals the seriousness of Dowson's intention to marry Missie , but it also illuminates the writer's state of mind concerning his affairs ...

Author: Mark Longaker

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 9781512803686

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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The Third Edition of this famous biography of the tragic young English poet, best known for his lyric "Cynara," including twenty-two new letters which shed additional information on his life.

States of Mind

“I can neither read, write, or amuse myself or anyone else. My days are listless and my nights restless. I don't know that I shan't end with insanity, ...

Author: Roberta Conlan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0471437905

Category: Psychology

Page: 224

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An all-star lineup of scientists takes you to the front lines of brain research. Are we born to be shy? Why do we remember some events so clearly and others not at all? Are creativity and depression somehow linked? Do our dreams really have deeper meanings? Now in paperback, here is a wonderfully accessible introduction to the most important recent findings about how our health, behavior, feelings, and identities are influenced by what goes on inside our brains. In this timely book, eight pioneering researchers offer lively and stimulating discussions on the most exciting discoveries as well as a new way of understanding our emotions, moods, memories, and dreams. Inside, you'll find: * J. ALLAN HOBSON, author of the groundbreaking The Dreaming Brain, leading a tour of dream states and explaining why we dream and what dream studies reveal about our minds * ERIC KANDEL, winner of the 2000 Nobel Prize in Medicine, taking us along the chain of biological events that create long-term memories, revealing how we stand at the brink of helping those who suffer from grave mental and memory disorders * STEVEN HYMAN, director of the National Institute of Mental Health, tracing the links between nature and nurture, particularly in addiction and mental illness, to explain the relationship between inherited tendencies and the impact of life experience * KAY REDFIELD JAMISON, bestselling author of An Unquiet Mind, explaining manic depression, its prevalence among gifted artists, writers, and musicians, and the societal questions raised by trying to eradicate the "depression gene" . . . and much, much more. Whether discussing the brain-body connection, the sources of emotion, or the ethereal world of dreams, States of Mind enables you to share in the very latest explorations into the nature and function of the human mind.

Therapeutic Journal Writing

Writing in flow. ... Freewriting as a time-limited exercise is the way many tutors begin creative ... This type of journal writing is also a state of mind.

Author: Kate Thompson

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781843106906

Category: Psychology

Page: 222

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The author of this book guides the reader through developing journal writing to use as a therapeutic tool. Keeping a journal can help the writer to develop a better understanding of themselves, their relationships and the world around them, as well as improve skills of problem-solving, decision-making and planning. As such, journal writing can be a powerful complement to verbal therapy, offering an effective and affordable way of extending support to troubled clients. The book includes advice on working with individuals, facilitating a therapeutic writing group, proposed clinical applications, practical techniques, useful journal prompts, exercises and case vignettes.

The Psychobiology of Mind

When I first thought of writing this volume, I conceived of it as a brief summary of the contemporary state of the mind-body problem as viewed from the ...

Author: William R. Uttal

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781317668985

Category: Psychology

Page: 806

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Originally published in 1978, this book develops a conceptual synthesis of the field of physiological psychology, the science specifically concerned with the relationship between the brain and the mind. It was designed to elucidate the important questions under investigation, the basic intellectual and technical problems that were encountered, and the significance of the major empirical results of the time. Of equal or even greater importance is the author’s derivation of the general principles relating brain and mind that had emerged after decades of modern research into this important question. Included in the volume are historical and philosophical perspectives on the mind-brain problem as well as extensive discussions of instruments, methodology, empirical findings and theory. Here is a powerful heuristic tool that informs the reader about the concepts and ideas implicit in this science rather than simply exhaustively listing experimental results. The author does not ignore findings; he organizes them into three broad categories – localization; representation, and learning – then emphasizes the relationships among experiments. This is a book that synthesizes, integrates, and stresses concepts, principles and problems. The careful organization of the book makes it especially useful for students of brain and mind at all levels.