Writing Wild

“An exciting, expert, and invaluable group portrait of seminal women writers enriching a genre crucial to our future.” —Booklist In Writing Wild, Kathryn Aalto celebrates 25 women, both historical and current, whose influential ...

Author: Kathryn Aalto

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 9781604699272

Category: Nature

Page: 288

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“An exciting, expert, and invaluable group portrait of seminal women writers enriching a genre crucial to our future.” —Booklist In Writing Wild, Kathryn Aalto celebrates 25 women, both historical and current, whose influential writing helps deepen our connection to and understanding of the natural world. These inspiring wordsmiths are scholars, spiritual seekers, conservationists, scientists, novelists, and explorers. They defy easy categorization, yet they all share a bold authenticity that makes their work both distinct and universal. Featured writers include: Dorothy Wordsworth, Susan Fenimore Cooper, Gene Stratton-Porter, Mary Austin, and Vita Sackville-West Nan Shepherd, Rachel Carson, Mary Oliver, Carolyn Merchant, and Annie Dillard Gretel Ehrlich, Leslie Marmon Silko, Diane Ackerman, Robin Wall Kimmerer, and Lauret Savoy Rebecca Solnit, Kathleen Jamie, Carolyn Finney, Helen Macdonald, and Saci Lloyd Andrea Wulf, Camille T. Dungy, Elena Passarello, Amy Liptrot, and Elizabeth Rush Part travel essay, literary biography, and cultural history, Writing Wild ventures into the landscapes and lives of extraordinary writers and encourages a new generation of women to pick up their pens, head outdoors, and start writing wild.

Writing Wild

More Praise for Writing WildWriting Wild brims with truths about living and writing and provides an invitation to live wild before we write. Tina Welling shatters con- ventional separations between mind and spirit, between the living ...

Author: Tina Welling

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 9781608682874

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 248

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Align Your Creative Energy with Nature’s “Everything we know about creating,” writes Tina Welling, “we know intuitively from the natural world.” In Writing Wild, Welling details a three-step “Spirit Walk” process for inviting nature to enliven and inspire our creativity.

Wild Women Wild Voices

and FREE the WILD WOMAN WITHIN In her years as a writing coach, Judy Reeves has found twin urges in women: they yearn to reclaim a true nature that resides below the surface of daily life and to give it voice.

Author: Judy Reeves

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 9781608682959

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 264

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Write to Celebrate, Heal, and Free the Wild Woman Within In her years as a writing coach, Judy Reeves has found twin urges in women: they yearn to reclaim a true nature that resides below the surface of daily life and to give it voice. The longing to express this wild, authentic nature is what informs Reeves’s most popular workshop and now this workshop in a book. Here, you will explore the stages that make up your life, from wild child, daughter/sister/mother, and loves and lovers, to creative work, friendships, and how the wise woman encounters death. Both intuitive and practical, Wild Women, Wild Voices responds to women’s deep need for expression with specific and inspiring activities, exercises, and writing prompts. With true empathy, Reeves invites, instructs, and celebrates the authentic expression — even the howl — of the wild in every woman.

Asian American Fiction History and Life Writing

I decided to write Wild Swans. The past was no longer too painful to recall because I had found love and fulfillment and therefore tranquility. (Wild Swans, p. 673) Censorship of Chang's story was thus not just official and public, ...

Author: Helena Grice

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136604850

Category: History

Page: 166

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The last ten years have witnessed an enormous growth in American interest in Asia and Asian/American history. In particular, a set of key Asian historical moments have recently become the subject of intense American cultural scrutiny, namely China’s Cultural Revolution and its aftermath; the Korean American war and its legacy; the era of Japanese geisha culture and its subsequent decline; and China’s one-child policy and the rise of transracial, international adoption in its wake. Grice examines and accounts for this cultural and literary preoccupation, exploring the corresponding historical-political situations that have both circumscribed and enabled greater cultural and political contact between Asia and America.

English Topographies in Literature and Culture

Wilderness Effects and Wild Affects in uk Nature/Travel Writing Kylie Crane Abstract This contribution examines the interconnection between the 'wild' and 'wilderness' in two recent non-fiction books. In the light of recent work done in ...


Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004322271

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 245

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English Topographies in Literature and Culture takes a spatial approach to the study of English culture, focussing on writing landscapes, London psychogeography, heritage discourses, urban planning and idiosyncratic spatial practices such as suburban gardening. Space thus emerges as both political and shaped by affect.

Why We Write About Ourselves

Success and writing The success of Wild hasn't changed my writing or the way I think of myself as a writer, though I do feel a greater sense of being onstage. Many people are waiting for my next book, and that's both exhilarating and ...

Author: Meredith Maran

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780698185326

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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In the voices of twenty landmark memoirists—including New York Times bestselling authors Cheryl Strayed, Sue Monk Kidd, and Pat Conroy—a definitive text on the craft of autobiographical writing, indispensable for amateur and professional writers alike. For readers of Mary Karr’s The Art of Memoir and Judith Barrington’s Writing the Memoir, this follow-up to editor Meredith Maran’s acclaimed writers’ handbook, Why We Write, offers inspiration, encouragement, and pithy, practical advice for bloggers, journal-keepers, aspiring essayists, and memoirists. Curated and edited by Maran, herself an acclaimed author and book critic, these memoirists share the lessons they’ve learned through years of honing their craft. They reveal what drives them to tell their personal stories and examine the nuts and bolts of how they do it. Speaking frankly about issues ranging from turning oneself into an authentic, compelling character to exposing hard truths, these outstanding authors disclose what keeps them going, what gets in their way, and what they love most—and least—about writing about themselves. “It's possible that Why We Write About Ourselves is the first compilation of memoirists at the top of their game seriously and thoughtfully considering the genre.” – LA Times

Love Letters to Writers

But now, in the first stages of writing, we need to write wild, our arms flung wide as we spin with the words. Wild and free. So that's my challenge for you—live into that much-rephrased axiom of writing: write hot; edit cold.

Author: Andi Cumbo-Floyd

Publisher: Andrea Cumbo-Floyd

ISBN: 9780692960806

Category: Reference

Page: 196

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In 52 personal, vulnerable letters, writer Andi Cumbo-Floyd shares her personal experiences of the writing journey, offers her perspective on the writing life, and shares encouragement to help writers through the hard and the joyous days of being a writer. The letters cover everything from what it feels like to sign a book contract to the times writing draws out emotion we didn't realize to the need for space in our daily lives. The letters are intimate and honest, each written with love for the writers Cumbo-Floyd holds dear. Buy Love Letters to Writers and find a companion and champion for the writing journey.

Five Ways to Better Days A Compendium of Writing and Other Wellness Practices

Wild Writing Write the name of a topic at the top of the page and then write without any attempt to order your thoughts. There are any number of topics from which you might choose. For example, it could be an issue you've been ...

Author: Patricia McAdoo

Publisher: Orpen Press

ISBN: 9781786050748

Category: Medical


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Five Ways to Better Days is a guide to using expressive writing to achieve health and happiness, bringing the reader through a programme of expressive writing and other important practical mental health and wellbeing strategies. In doing so it focuses on five key areas of positive psychology: Gratitude: recognition and appreciation for what you already have in your life Flow: how to immerse yourself in the present moment Flexible thinking: how to appreciate other viewpoints and become more tolerant Goals: how to identify what is most emotionally important and practically achievable in your life Connections: how to value and deepen your connections with others In an exceptionally practical way, each section of the book provides the reader with writing and non-writing suggestions, practices, ideas and activities to deepen their sense of wellbeing. Linking the fields of expressive writing and positive psychology in a new and dynamic way, this book provides a practical guide for both the general reader and mental health professionals in counselling, health and social care settings. The practicality of the book also makes it an ideal book for workshops and expressive writing/psychology course material. The techniques provided are based on psychological principles but also on the author’s own knowledge and experience of the rich field of expressive writing. Five Ways to Better Days is for anyone who wants to use writing to enhance their creativity and their sense of wellbeing, health, resilience and happiness.

Wild Remedies

In writing Wild Remedies , we both wanted to share varying perspectives on wildcrafting since we live in such different cultures and bioregions - Rosalee in the rural Methow Valley in Washington State and Emily in the metropolis of Los ...

Author: Rosalee de la Forêt

Publisher: Hay House

ISBN: 9781401956882

Category: Alternative medicine

Page: 424

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That's not a weed--it's a healing meal Learn how to use wild plants for food and medicine in this illustrated guide from two expert herbalists. Millions of people are interested in natural or alternative health--but many of them are missing out on the most important ingredient: Nature itself Wild Remedies inspires readers to rekindle their connection with nature by identifying, tending, and harvesting the plant medicine they find growing around them. Experts Rosalee de la For t and Emily Han explain the benefits of 25 commonly found wild plants, many of which are also easy to grow. Readers will also find a wealth of recipes, remedies, crafts, and activities to bring the healing and transformative powers of these herbs to life. After reading Wild Remedies, readers will view their lawns, parks, community gardens, and other natural spaces in a whole new way. Instead of "weeds," they will see delicious foods like Dandelion Maple Syrup Cake, Nettle Frittata, and Mallow and Quinoa Patties. They will also begin to revel in nature's medicine chest as they make remedies like herbal oils, salves, teas, and more.

Critical Ethnography

writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and open a vein.” Bleeders are methodical. ... They worry over each sentence as they write. ... THE ANXIETY OF WRITING: WILD MIND AND MONKEY MIND That big sky is wild mind.

Author: D. Soyini Madison

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781544352312

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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What is critical ethnography? How do we use theory to interpret research data? What is performance ethnography? You can find answers to these fundamental questions in D. Soyini Madison's engaging and highly multidisciplinary Third Edition of Critical Ethnography: Methods, Ethics, and Performance. The book presents a fresh new look at critical ethnography by emphasizing the significance of ethics and performance in the art and politics of fieldwork. The productive links between theory and method are celebrated in this title. Theoretical concepts range from queer theory, feminist theory, and critical race theory to Marxism and phenomenology. The methodological techniques range from designing and asking in-depth interview questions and developing rapport to coding and interpreting data. The various theories and methods culminate in three fictional ethnographic case studies that "enact" the interdependence between theory and method and the significance of social theory, ethics, and performance.

Better Questioning for Better Learning

How do I make sure that the maximum number of learners is engaged with these questions? answers are better than others)?23 To show you how writing WILD HOG Questions works, I have an example of a question progression sheet for creating ...

Author: Benjamin Stewart Johnson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000416473

Category: Education

Page: 250

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Learn how to ask deeper questions and develop better questioning habits with this important resource. Author Benjamin Stewart Johnson takes you step by step through the key considerations and brain- based research to keep in mind when developing questions. He begins with an overview of why it’s important to understand participants’ thought process when being asked questions. He then shows how to set expectations for virtual questions and face- to- face questions; how to plan authentic, higher- order questions; how to scaffold and differentiate questions; and how to avoid zombie questions. In addition, he debunks myths such as wait time and points out the best ways to help learners support their answers, use questions to check for understanding, and more. Each section concludes by helping you create an action plan to improve your skills in a given area. Appropriate for teachers, instructional coaches, training facilitators, and specialists, the book can be used independently or in schoolwide book studies to help educators of all subjects and grades improve the depth and quality of their questioning.

Mother She Wrote

Matrilineal Narratives in Contemporary Women's Writing Yi-Lin Yu. Chapter 5 Jung Chang's Wild Swans s the subtitle of Wild Swans , Three Daughters of China , ' suggests , Jung Chang sets the stories of three generations of women , those ...

Author: Yi-Lin Yu

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 0820469009

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 237

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"In this enjoyable and insightful book, Yi-Lin Yu takes the heated and ongoing feminist debate over motherhood and maternal subjectivity onto a new plane - in search of a new synthesis. With its specific focus on the three-tiered matrilineal narratives, Mother, She Wrote is distinguished by its complex and innovative deployment of psychoanalytic subject-relations theories, and a meticulous and detailed discussion of various literary texts, which calls forth a powerful reformulation of these narratives. One of the main strengths of this book is this simultaneous and tactful command of theory and literary practice. Apart from advocating the burgeoning development of women's writing of matrilineal narratives, the author also sheds new light on further research in the area of feminist motherhood and mothering." -- Publisher's description

Transforming Language and Literacy Education

Writing wild embodied play – imaginative and humorous wordplay & craft as human and non-human collaborators offering words, sounds, sights, smells & encounters. Place moved us to practice – forest bathing, tree climbing, bee catching, ...

Author: Kelleen Toohey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429958694

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 198

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The field of languages and literacies education is undergoing rapid transformation. Scholarship that draws upon feminist, post-colonial, new material and posthuman ontologies is transcending disciplinary boundaries and disrupting traditional binaries between human and nonhuman, the natural and the cultural, the material and the discursive. In Transforming Language and Literacy Education, editors Kelleen Toohey, Suzanne Smythe, Diane Dagenais and Magali Forte bring together accessible, conceptually rich stories from internationally diverse authors to guide new practices, new conversations and new thinking among scholars and educators at the forefront of languages and literacies learning. The book addresses these concepts for diverse groups of learners including young children, youth and adults in formal educational and community-based settings. Challenging and disruptive, this is a unique and important contribution to language and literacy education.

Ensouling Language

oriented around three common themes: deep intimacy, writing, wild places. The list, since it deals with instances of these occurrences, might show that you like these most when they occur in small intimate settings, when they are ...

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.

Back Issue 102

in the modern era, Wild Dog is anything but forgotten These days, plenty of comics explore the same themes of violence and ... that Collins and Beatty did back in their day It seems Wild Dog was ahead of its time As of this writing, ...

Author: Michael Eury

Publisher: TwoMorrows Publishing


Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 80

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BACK ISSUE #102 is a cutthroat MERCS AND ANTIHEROES issue! Deadpool’s first writer FABIAN NICIEZA in an exclusive interview! Histories of Cable, Taskmaster, Deathstroke the Terminator, the Vigilante, and Wild Dog, plus… Archie meets the Punisher?? Featuring TERRY BEATTY, JOE CASEY, IAN CHURCHILL, MAX ALLAN COLLINS, CHRISTOS GAGE, GENE HA, PAUL KUPPERBERG, BATTON LASH, JEPH LOEB, DAVID MICHELINIE, CHUCK PATTON, TOD SMITH, FRED VAN LENTE, MARV WOLFMAN, and others, under a rollickin’ Deadpool vs. Cable cover by ROB LIEFELD! Edited by MICHAEL EURY.

Seven Steps to Confident Writing

Eric Maisel, author of A Writer's Paris "Reading Alan Gelb's book charges me with renewed energy, and find myself heading for my latest draft to polish and refine the work." — Tina Welling, author of Writing Wild Alan Gelb is a writing ...

Author: Alan Gelb

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 9781608685455

Category: Reference

Page: 272

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Not everyone is a natural writer. In fact, most people don’t think that much about writing until they’re called upon to write something like an office memo or a wedding speech and find themselves paralyzed with self-doubt. Author and writing coach Alan Gelb specializes in helping anxious writers find their voice, drawing upon techniques that can improve anyone’s writing, sometimes in a matter of days. His compact and easy-to-use guide demystifies the writing process and shows readers how to sculpt concise sentences, shape well-structured paragraphs, polish a final draft, and combat procrastination. Best of all, readers will see for themselves that writing is not an inborn talent but a skill that can be mastered with a bit of patience and perseverance.

Writing Alone Writing Together

A Guide for Writers and Writing Groups Judy Reeves ... Writing from the senses • Voice and style Exploring Your Voice • Evoking the muse • Wordplay • Into the deep • Writing wild • Absolute beginners • The sound of my voice • Writing ...

Author: Judy Reeves

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 9781577318248

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

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The lonely life of a writer need not be. There are ways to break that isolation and find encouragement and support within groups of like-minded people. Sections in Writing Alone, Writing Together include Writing Practice Groups, Creating Writing Prompts, Group Leadership, and even What to Do with the Bores, Whiners, Control Junkies, and Thugs. Whether the group is oriented toward writing the great American novel or a family memory book, this useful book offers an array of effective techniques to help writers achieve their goals.

Writing the Paranormal Novel

o you're matter always how writing wild and about weird humans. your Even paranormals when you're get, writing about elves, vampires, werewolves, and wicked little pixies, you're writing about humans. This isn't a bad thing.

Author: Steven Harper

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781599633015

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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Vampires, werewolves, and zombies, oh my! Writing a paranormal novel takes more than casting an alluring vampire or arming your hero with a magic wand. It takes an original idea, believable characters, a compelling plot, and surprising twists, not to mention great writing. This helpful guide gives you everything you need to successfully introduce supernatural elements into any story without shattering the believability of your fictional world or falling victim to common cliches. You'll learn how to: • Choose supernatural elements and decide what impact the supernatural will have on your fictional world • Create engaging and relatable characters from supernatural protagonists and antagonists to supporting players (both human and non-human) • Develop strong plots and complementary subplots • Write believable fight scenes and flashbacks • Create realistic dialogue • And much more Complete with tips for researching your novel and strategies for getting published, Writing the Paranormal Novel gives you everything you need to craft a novel where even the most unusual twist is not only possible - it's believable.

Critical Collaborative Communities

Writing. Wild: Writing. Partnerships. That. Fly. Cecile Badenhorst, Sarah Pickett and John Hoben Abstract Writing and publishing in the neo-liberal university can often be challenging for faculty. Hyper-accountability, competitive ...


Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004410985

Category: Education

Page: 284

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Critical Collaborative Communities describes diverse approaches to writing partnerships, interrogating their strengths and limitations and proposing recommendations. Authors outline how trusting relationships have helped avoid isolation and have led to their self-authorship as academic writers.

Zen Writing

Zen Writing: lVLitchell's Messy Method, Zen lNIeditation, and Novel hiarathons, by lNIartin Avery, B.A., B.Ed., M.F.A., D.I.S.H., is a great book about writing and meditation in the tradition of Zen In The Art Of Writing, Wild lViind, ...

Author: Martin Avery

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780557016174


Page: 258

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A book about Zen meditation and writing by a Zen meditation instructor and award winning writer in the tradition of Zen In The Art Of Writing, Wild Mind, and The Artist's Way