The Courage to Write

How Writers Transcend Fear


Author: Ralph Keyes

Publisher: Holt Paperbacks

ISBN: 1466828099

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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The Courage to Write is an invaluable book and essential reading for anyone who wishes to learn how to write well. Katherine Anne Porter called courage "the first essential" for a writer. "I have to talk myself into bravery with every sentence," agreed Cynthia Ozick, "sometimes every syllable." E. B. White said he admired anyone who "has the guts to write anything at all."An author who has taught writing for more than thirty years, In The Courage to Write, Ralph Keyes, an author who has taught writing for more than thirty years, assures us that anxiety is felt by writers at every level, especially when they dare to do their best. He describes the sequence of "courage points" through which all writers must pass, from the challenge of identifying a worthwhile project to the mixture of pride and panic they feel when examining a newly published book or article. Keyes also offers specifics on how to root out dread of public "performance" and of the judgment of family and friends, make the best use of writers' workshops and conferences, and handle criticism of works in progress. Throughout, he includes the comments of many accomplished writers -- Pat Conroy, Amy Tan, Rita Dove, Isabel Allende, and others -- on how they transcended their own fears to produce great works.

The Courage to Walk and Write


Author: Pria Louka

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692531464


Page: 68

View: 6966

To have the courage to walk and write means you aren't afraid of losing thoughts and images that come to mind. Because you know that currents dance and blend, you can always return to what you feel. Remembering can be just as present and creative as dreaming. The courage to walk and write is the courage to let go.

The Courage to be


Author: Paul Tillich

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300170023

Category: Anxiety

Page: 197

View: 2491

Writing Poetry to Save Your Life

How to Find the Courage to Tell Your Stories


Author: Maria M. Gillan

Publisher: Guernica Editions

ISBN: 9781550717471

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 201

View: 2601

What I hope to accomplish in this book is to give writing prompts that will help you to get past all the outside influences that keep you from believing in yourself and in your ability to write. In order to write, you need to get rid of notions about language, poetic form, and esoteric subject matter ? all the things that the poetry police have told you are essential if you are to write. I wanted to start from a different place, a place controlled by instinct rather than by intelligence. Revision, the shaping and honing of the poem, should come later, and, in revising, care always needs to be taken to retain the vitality and electricity of the poem. Anyone can learn to craft a capable poem, but it is the poems that retain that initial vitality that we remember; these are the poems that teach us how to be human.

Teens With the Courage to Give

Young People Who Triumphed over Tragedy and Volunteered to Make a Difference


Author: Jackie Waldman

Publisher: Conari Press

ISBN: 1609252594

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 192

View: 9965

Lately, troubled teens have been dominating the headlines. But there are other stories that deserve the spotlight--stories about the many teenagers who have dedicated themselves to important, socially useful volunteer work and who will lead their generation toward a more hopeful tomorrow. The fourth in Conari Press' "Call to Action" series, Teens with the Courage to Give profiles thirty amazing young people throughout the United States and Canada who overcame great personal odds to reach out and help others while healing themselves in the process. Each has founded or is linked to a nonprofit organization that is also profiled in the book, to encourage other teens to embrace volunteerism. In these inspiring pages, to name just a few of these heroic teenagers, you'll meet an amputee who runs in the Paralympics and spurs others on with his inner resolve; the son of a cancer patient who created support groups around the country for kids with sick parents; a girl who helped her mother and younger sister as they died of aids and who is now an aids awareness and prevention volunteer; and one of the students from the Littleton, Colorado, shooting who has gone on to create a teen drop-in center. Through their courageous first-person stories, these teens show that they are part of the solution to what ails today's society. Includes an extensive resource guide of volunteer opportunities and a classroom/group discussion guide.

The Courage to Continue


Author: Ursula Metz

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1602662827


Page: 88

View: 8510

In "The Courage to Continue," readers will be motivated to laugh, cry and walk with courage, as the author vividly and candidly coveys the faithfulness of God in hard times through the compelling story of her health crisis. (Christian)

Teachers With the Courage to Give

Everyday Heroes Making a Difference in Our Classrooms


Author: Jackie Waldman

Publisher: Conari Press

ISBN: 1609252586

Category: Education

Page: 280

View: 4129

Jackie Waldman, the author of The Courage to Give and Teens with the Courage to Give, now presents the stories of forty-two incredible teachers and the ways they went beyond the call of duty to make a difference in the lives of their students. In these inspiring pages you'll meet Trish Hill, a teacher from Ft. Worth, Texas, who underwent radiation and chemotherapy without missing a day of school because her first graders gave her energy and courage; and Alison Frost, a drama teacher in Houston who makes casting decisions knowing that the role may be better for the student than the student for the role. Then there's Francis Mustapha, a teacher born in a small village in Africa, who teaches in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and used a student's suicide to create an opportunity for other students to succeed. Through their courageous first-person stories, these men and women prove that teachers are true everyday heroes. "Each of us remembers the teacher who made a difference in our life--that special person who has given us a glimpse of what we may accomplish or who we may become. By honoring teachers, and learning their lessons, we will co-create a safer, kinder world." -Jackie Waldman

The Courage to Love: Principles and Practices of Self-Relations Psychotherapy


Author: Stephen Gilligan

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 039370923X

Category: Psychology

Page: 240

View: 6546

This is a book about how psychotherapy may be used to cultivate the courage and freedom to love. In a time when love seems to be fading and hatred and despair rising, it presents love as a skill and force that can heal and invigorate, reconnect and guide, calm and encourage. In Gilligan's self-relations approach, psychotherapy is a conversation about competing differences. When these differences are treated violently or indifferently, problems arise; solutions develop when the skills of love are practiced. Those practical skills are described here, with an emphasis on postconventional ethics, Buddhist and aikido principles, and ideas of human sponsorship.

The Courage to Stand On the Stage of Life: True Success Is Living Through an Authentic You!


Author: Nakia Melecio


ISBN: 1483410420


Page: 146

View: 3200

The courage to stand on the stage of life." Gives readers a life-changing approach to navigating the setbacks and unexpected turns of life. The result is a book that effectively and lovingly guides readers onto a path that was always meant for them - whether it's the path they came from or a more authentic path they've always longed for. This book ultimately helps readers mine the opportunity a setback offers: the chance for a stronger, more authentic self to emerge. The book will begin with stories of people who need to make a comeback, giving the reader a chance to say, "Oh, I so relate to that!" As the book unfolds, the reader will encounter stories of people who have made a remarkable comeback.

The Courage to Fight Violence Against Women

Psychoanalytic and Multidisciplinary Perspectives


Author: Paula L. Ellman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429906161

Category: Psychology

Page: 304

View: 6845

In recent years there has been a surge in awareness of the many arenas in which violence against women occurs. There is a growing attention to human and sex trafficking and femicide throughout the world. Female genital mutilation along with childhood marriage and rape occur regularly in many societies. Sexual victimization of women in custody is now exposed. College campus violence against women has been a serious problem and only recently acknowledged. In this edited book psychoanalysts show how violence can be seen, known and represented on the world stage and in psychoanalytic treatment. The editors bring psychoanalytic ideas and understanding in an effort to comprehend violence against women. Observing the active witnessing of the contributors to this book elucidates the way trauma is transformed into resilience and healing. Scholars and psychoanalysts from Argentina, Mexico, Peru, the United Kingdom and the United States together address this serious problem along with the consideration of depictions of violence against women in film, art, drama and poetry.

The Gift to Listen, the Courage to Hear


Author: Cari Jackson

Publisher: Augsburg Books

ISBN: 9781451404777

Category: Self-Help

Page: 109

View: 1685

Jackson interweaves listening techniques with spiritual principles that emphasize the importance of listening and provide a framework for more effective listening.

The Courage to Create


Author: Rollo May

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393346951

Category: Psychology

Page: 144

View: 6922

"Extraordinary, wise, and hopeful... nearly poetic meditations."—Boston Globe What if imagination and art are not, as many of us might think, the frosting on life but the fountainhead of human experience? What if our logic and science derive from art forms, rather than the other way around? In this trenchant volume, Rollo May helps all of us find those creative impulses that, once liberated, offer new possibilities for achievement. A renowned therapist and inspiring guide, Dr. May draws on his experience to show how we can break out of old patterns in our lives. His insightful book offers us a way through our fears into a fully realized self.

The Courage to Inquire

Ideals and Realities in Higher Education


Author: Thomas Ehrlich,Juliet Stark Frey

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253329134

Category: Education

Page: 151

View: 4574

The Courage to Inquire is an informed, behind-the-scenes look at American higher education. Thomas Ehrlich, former President of Indiana University, brilliantly delineates and analyzes all of the key issues currently debated in higher education, the role of research versus teaching, the importance of research for its own sake, the qualities that make a good teacher, and the necessity for professors to serve their communities. What are the ingredients of great teaching? What do undergraduates need to learn? Can college teach values? Why is research not a dirty word? Are teaching and research at odds? How do universities help economic growth? Does it make sense to integrate community service into the curriculum? These are some of the questions that Ehrlich confronts based on his experience at Indiana University. He also deals with the most troublesome and in some cases controversial issues challenging universities: the complexities of planning in today's complicated world, tenure, the challenge of educating the new majority (non-traditional students), how to enhance minority presence on predominately white campuses, how to combat bigotry, the necessity of resisting political correctness, and the difficulties of keeping athletics within bounds (an issue that received considerable publicity in Ehrlich's first year at Indiana). He ends with an eloquent statement regarding the importance of a university education instilling the courage to inquire and the morality of reason.

The Courage To Say Yes


Author: Barbara Wallace

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460316878

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 5117

Can she find the courage to love all over again? Hunter Smith likes to keep out of messy situations; life is just easier if you don't get emotionally involved. He's never been a knight in shining armor before—but when he sees Abby Gray in trouble, he can't stop himself from stepping in… Trying to put the scars of the past behind her, Abby has decided to make a fresh start. Hunter's offer of making her his new assistant could be a step in just the right direction. But is she ready to believe that happy-ever-afters can happen in real life—not just in fairy tales?

The Courage to Be You


Author: Daria Sherman PhD


ISBN: 0557856027


Page: 216

View: 3717

The Courage to be You- Life Mastery Skills for Teens is a manual to help teens resolve issues, reframe the past, develop life skills, learn to have compassion for self and others, restore confidence and self esteem, and live empowered lives. When you heal your own life you can change your destiny!

The Courage to Fail

A Social View of Organ Transplants and Dialysis


Author: N.A

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412820479

Category: Medical

Page: 451

View: 7818

"For a reader interested in the contemporary history of medicine, we can recommend no book more highly than The Courage to Fail.It is beautifully and clearly written; it is fascinating in its treatment of the history of one of the most publicized of the new medical technologies-organ transplant and renal dialysis." -Journal of History and Medicine "This book is a 'must' for every young physician and surgeon who is involved with the trial of the new procedures in the environment of the modern teaching hospital."-New England Journal of Medicine The title of this profound work conveys the bold, uncertain, and often dangerous adventure in which medical professionals and their organ transplant and dialysis patients are engaged. Built around a series of case studies, The Courage to Fail is the product of collaborative first-hand research concerned with various social phenomena generated by transplantation and dialysis. The authors examine the individuals involved and the workings and atmosphere of some of the medical centers in which these forms of therapy have been developed. They examine "gift-exchange" dimensions of transplantation: the transcendent and tyrannical aspects of the "gift of life" that transplants entail for donors and recipients-and for medical professionals as well. They also analyze the dilemma of uncertainty inherent in medicine, which occurs with particular force in the development of such experimental techniques. Since publication of the original edition, the authors have continued to follow social and medical developments surrounding organ transplants and dialysis. In their new introduction, they discuss transplantation as a gift of life, how and when death occurs, efforts to procure more organs, and organ replacement and issues of equity. This book will be of interest to physicians, medical students, medical sociologists, and anyone interested in the history of and issues surrounding organ transplantation and dialysis. Rene Fox is professor of sociology in the departments of Sociology, Psychiatry, and Medicine, and is the Annenberg Professor of the Social Sciences, at the University of Pennsylvania. Judith P. Swazey is professor in the Department of Socio-Medical Sciences and Community Medicine at the Boston University School of Medicine.

The Courage to Stand Alone

Conversations with U. G. Krishnamurti


Author: Ellen J. Chrystal

Publisher: Smriti Books

ISBN: 9788187967064

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 126

View: 6617

Aims to show that there is some purity about UG, some way in which he captures a kind of longing that we all seem to have for a wise human being. This book also seeks to show that no one in the history of the world has had the courage to blast authority the way he has, and yet no one has stared at one's own insignificance as boldly in the eye.

Brecht On Art And Politics


Author: Bertolt Brecht

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474243347

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

View: 9547

This volume contains new translations to extend our image of one of the twentieth century's most entertaining and thought provoking writers on culture, aesthetics and politics. Here are a cross-section of Brecht's wide-ranging thoughts which offer us an extraordinary window onto the concerns of a modern world in four decades of economic and political disorder. The book is designed to give wider access to the experience of a dynamic intellect, radically engaged with social, political and cultural processes. Each section begins with a short essay by the editors introducing and summarising Brecht's thought in the relevant year.

The Courage to Be Yourself

True Stories by Teens About Cliques, Conflicts, and Overcoming Peer Pressure


Author: Al Desetta,Educators for Social Responsibility

Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing

ISBN: 9781575428543

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 160

View: 8779

Cassandra is hassled by her friends for sitting with the “wrong” kids at lunch. Jennifer gets harassed because she’s overweight. Dwan’s own family taunts her for not being “black enough.” Yen is teased for being Chinese; Jamel for not smoking marijuana. Yet all find the strength to face their conflicts and the courage to be themselves. In 26 first-person stories, real teens write about their lives with searing honesty. They will inspire young readers to reflect on their own lives, work through their problems, and learn who they really are.

The Courage to Be Kind


Author: Jenny Levin,Rena Rosen

Publisher: Archway Publishing

ISBN: 1480837180

Category: Education

Page: 36

View: 1144

Have you been at the grocery store and your child points at someone who looks different and asks loudly, Whats wrong with that person? or Why does he need a wheelchair? Your first reaction is usually to hush your child and apologize to the person or hope he or she didnt notice. Telling a child to be quiet and not look can be shameful for both the child and the person with the difference. Instead of silencing our children and ignoring their curiosity, we should embrace uniqueness in a positive way. In The Courage to Be Kind, authors Jenny Levin and Rena Rosen teach children and parents how to act and respond when they see someone who looks different. Learn with Sam and Ellie as they encounter and interact with several kids in different ways. Ellie is blunt and often offensive. Sam tries to find common ground with each person and provides an example of how to behave. The dramatization of each difference includes photographs and a list of frequently asked questions so kids and parents can learn about various syndromes together. Through a series of scenarios, The Courage to Be Kind offers a tool to facilitate conversations about kindness and to teach with the art of compassion.