The Courage to Write

How Writers Transcend Fear


Author: Ralph Keyes

Publisher: Holt Paperbacks

ISBN: 1466828099

Category: Reference

Page: 240

View: 9617

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: 5085

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.

Das Nest



Author: Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 3608100156

Category: Fiction

Page: 410

View: 1570

Melody, Jack, Bea und Leo sind Geschwister. Sie sind in ihren Vierzigern, stehen mitten im Leben und sie haben immer gewusst, sie würden eines Tages erben. Aber was, wenn die Erbschaft ausbleibt? Ein warmherziger, humorvoller und scharfsinniger Roman darüber, wie der Kampf ums Geld Lebensentwürfe und Familien durcheinanderbringen kann. Als Kinder haben sie einander geneckt, als Erwachsene verbindet die Geschwister Melody, Jack, Beatrice und Leo Plumb nur noch eine gemeinsame Erbschaft. Mitten in der Finanzkrise brauchen alle dringend Geld. Melody, Hausfrau und Mutter, wachsen die Ausgaben für ihr Vorstadthäuschen und die Collegegebühren ihrer Töchter über den Kopf. Antiquitätenhändler Jack hat hinter dem Rücken seines Ehemanns das Sommerhaus verpfändet. Beatrice, erfolglose Schriftstellerin, will endlich ihr Apartment vergrößern. Doch kurz bevor das Erbe ausbezahlt wird, verwendet ihre Mutter es, um Playboy Leo aus einer Notlage zu helfen. Unfreiwillig wiedervereint, müssen die Geschwister sich mit altem Groll und falschen Gewissheiten auseinandersetzen. Aber vor allem müssen sie irgendwo frisches Geld auftreiben ... Meisterhaft erzählter, böser und witziger Familienroman »Ein Roman wie gute dunkle Schokolade: elegant und bittersüß, so köstlich, dass man ihn in einer Nacht verschlingt.« Entertainment Weekly

The Courage to be


Author: Paul Tillich

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300170023

Category: Anxiety

Page: 197

View: 5340

The Courage to Create


Author: Rollo May

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393346951

Category: Psychology

Page: 144

View: 3162

"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 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: 7669

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.

Verletzlichkeit macht stark

Wie wir unsere Schutzmechanismen aufgeben und innerlich reich werden


Author: Brené Brown

Publisher: Kailash Verlag

ISBN: 3641106788

Category: Self-Help

Page: 336

View: 878

Selbstliebe statt Perfektionismus In einer Welt, in der die Furcht zu versagen zur zweiten Natur geworden ist, erscheint Verletzlichkeit als gefährlich. Doch das Gegenteil ist der Fall: Die renommierte Psychologin Brené Brown zeigt, dass Verletzlichkeit der Ort ist, wo Liebe, Zugehörigkeit, Freude und Kreativität entstehen. Unter ihrer behutsamen Anleitung erforschen wir unsere Ängste und entwickeln eine machtvolle neue Vision, die uns ermutigt, Großes zu wagen.

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: 7768

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.

The Courage to Continue


Author: Ursula Metz

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1602662827


Page: 88

View: 1403

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: 8797

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

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: 4689

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 Love: Principles and Practices of Self-Relations Psychotherapy


Author: Stephen Gilligan

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 039370923X

Category: Psychology

Page: 240

View: 5358

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: 7548

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 Care


Author: Carol Rittner,Sondra Myers

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814776655

Category: History

Page: 176

View: 6389

The extraordinary story of a few non-Jews who risked their lives to rescue and protect Jews from Nazi persecution in Europe during World War II is told in The Courage to Care. It features the first person accounts of rescuers and of survivors whose stories address the basic issue of individual responsibility: the notion that one person can act—and that those actions can make a difference. These rescuers are true heroes, but modest ones. They did a thousand ordinary things—opening doors, hiding and feeding strangers, keeping secrets—in an extraordinary time. For this, they are known as "Righteous Among the Nations of the World." The rescuers and survivors are from many countries in Europe—Italy, the Netherlands, Denmark, Norway, France, Bulgaria, Poland, Germany—and they tell their stories with simplicity and dignity. Each story is interwoven with old snapshots of rescuers and survivors, their homes, their hiding places, and the communities in which they lived. Noted author, teacher, and human rights activist, Elie Wiesel, helps us to ask: "what made these people different?" He points out how those who helped Jews during the Holocaust "changed history" by their actions. The Courage to Care reminds readers of the power of individual action. This compelling book is the companion volume to the award-winning film, The Courage to Care, and includes the personal narratives of the same persons in the film and many others.

The Courage to Lead

A Whole School Development Approach


Author: Louise Sterling,Sue Davidoff

Publisher: Juta and Company Ltd

ISBN: 9780702151712

Category: Education

Page: 110

View: 6257

The introduction of outcomes-based education has necessitated a change in the leadership structures within schools. New education policies have been introduced that are intended to delegate far more authority and responsibility for leadership and management to school leaders than has been the case before. This book draws on the Teacher In-service Project’s experience of working with school leaders who have been engaged in the process of making the adjustment. It challenges school leaders to reflect critically on their own approaches to leadership. The book offers a learning process, rather than merely providing tips or describing facts. It is a companion text to The Learning School, as it offers a practical application of the theory and principles espoused in that text.

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: 6098

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 Be Kind


Author: Jenny Levin,Rena Rosen

Publisher: Archway Publishing

ISBN: 1480837180

Category: Education

Page: 36

View: 9011

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.

Laufen lernt man nur durch Hinfallen

Wie wir zu echter innerer Stärke finden


Author: Brené Brown

Publisher: Kailash Verlag

ISBN: 3641197120

Category: Self-Help

Page: 352

View: 7095

Wahre innere Stärke erwächst nicht aus Siegen, sondern aus Niederlagen: Gerade zu straucheln und hinzufallen, birgt die Chance für inneres Wachstum und weist uns den Weg zu Weisheit, Hoffnung und einem tieferen Lebenssinn. Die US-amerikanische Starpsychologin Brené Brown erforscht seit vielen Jahren die Gesetzmäßigkeiten innerer Stärke. Anschaulich und anhand vieler Beispiele beschreibt sie den Entwicklungsprozess, der uns in Krisenzeiten positiv formt: Wir lernen, mit Scham umzugehen. Uns trotz widriger Umstände als wertvoll zu empfinden. Gehen das Wagnis ein, uns in unserer Verletzlichkeit zu zeigen. Entwickeln den Mut, uns über die eigenen Grenzen hinauszuwagen und unser Leben aktiv zu gestalten – und sind schließlich stärker als je zuvor.

The Courage to be a Stepmom

Finding Your Place Without Losing Yourself


Author: Sue Patton Thoele

Publisher: Council Oak Books

ISBN: 9781571781291

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 320

View: 9327

"Sue Patton Thoele, popular aiuthor, psychotherapist, mother and stepmother, navigates the emotional labyrinth of ""stepmothering"" -- offering hands-on advice and practical skills for women who want not only to be good stepmothers but also to take good care of themselves. Thoele has been a licensed psychotherapist since 1974 and a stepmother for more than twenty-five years. She offers women more than the standard nuts-and-bolts advice; she offers women in transitional families fresh ideas and emotional support as they confront the complex demands of the stepmother role."

The Gift to Listen, the Courage to Hear


Author: Cari Jackson

Publisher: Augsburg Books

ISBN: 9781451404777

Category: Self-Help

Page: 109

View: 7944

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