The Mindful Writer

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Author: Dinty W. Moore

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1614293708

Category: Reference

Page: 168

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Find inspiration and insight on writing as a spiritual practice through astute quotes, thoughtful advice, and productive excercises on both mindfulness and craft. This isn't your typical “how to write” book. Author Dinty W. Moore, a well-respected writing coach and teacher, thoughtfully illuminates the creative process: where writing and creativity originate, how mindfulness plays into work, how to cultivate good writing habits and grow as a person, and what it means to live a life dedicated to writing. The Mindful Writer features bite-sized essays that will delight and inform not only writers, but also other artists, mediators and mindfulness practitioners. Built around heartening quotes from famous writers and thinkers, it is a resource that readers will turn to again and again for guidance and encouragement. This edition includes a new introduction exploring the centrality of mindfulness in a writer's practice and craft as well as a selection of writing prompts to get you started on writing mindfully right away.

The Mindful Writing Workshop: Teaching in the Age of Stress and Trauma

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Author: Richard Koch

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 1457568128

Category: Education

Page: 264

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“Though life occurs in events, it must be written about in moments.” Today’s youth are growing up in an age of stress and trauma, and nowhere is that more apparent than in the classroom. Absenteeism, emotional distraction, passivity, and unresponsiveness are all signs of children in need. Thankfully, it turns out that the workshop classroom, with limited but essential tuning, can be just the environment students in the grip of trauma need to become comfortable in themselves and break through into active learning. In The Mindful Writing Workshop: Teaching in the Age of Stress and Trauma, Professor Richard Koch offers clear, comprehensive, guided lessons that help teachers gain the insight necessary to adapt their instruction of writing to incorporate restorative and healing practices—practices that can improve the quality of learning and writing for all learners. Accessible, straightforward, and empowering, the approaches presented in The Mindful Writing Workshop will help previously indifferent or distracted students become engaged, increase their effort, deepen their resilience, and soon raise the quality of their writing, all while guiding teachers in creating a positive, collaborative, “doing” classroom.

The Mindful Writer, Still the Mind, Free the Pen

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Author: Jan Marquart

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781456547134

Category: Reference

Page: 176

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The Mindful Writer, Still the Mind, Free the Pen is an easy-to-read book by psychotherapist and author Jan Marquart. In this book you will discover ways to continue writing at all costs dispelling the misdiagnosis writer's block. Still your mind, free your pen and watch your stories fill the page in powerful ways. Everyone has a life full of rich stories. Write them, express yourself, heal your life and reawaken who you are. Jan shares some of her own stories and how writing has influenced her life. The Mindful Writer, Still the Mind, Free the Pen emboldens writers to find their internal voices with their pens.

The Joy of Mindful Writing

Notes to inspire creative awareness

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Author: Joy Kenward

Publisher: Leaping Hare Press

ISBN: 1782406328

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 144

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"The book is for anyone who wants to start a writing journey or who is looking for new ways of developing their writing, with writing exercises combined with meditative techniques." - Psychologies "We all know that, no matter how much we love it, writing takes effort. We’ve all come up against days when the words won’t work, the plot is stymied and our focus is shot – or worse, the dreaded writers’ block. The Joy of Mindful Writing, new from Leaping Hare Press, is a guide to conscious creativity and mindful writing designed to tackle these problems and help connect you more deeply to your work." - Mslexia "Whether you're in full flow or not, Joy's ideas, beautifully and simply expressed, provide a fascinating magic designed to energise, uplift and enhance creative writing skills." - Cygnus Review "The perfect companion ... wherever and however you write." -Literature Works "Through meditative exercises, and notes on perception, imagination and focus, Joy guides you to a place where you can connect with the words you put down on paper in a meaningful way, ultimately tuning in to yourself more easily." - Project Calm "This book steers you onto the path to mindfulness and the route to believing that you really can do whatever it is you want to do - writing or otherwise!” - Craft and Design Online Embrace the process of writing and the rich potential of conscious creativity and mindfulness with this enlightening insight into mindful writing. Exploring how writing mindfully can create deeper connections with your words, your characters, and yourself, this carefully crafted manual invites you to embrace the writing process as much as the completed work; plotting out sparkling stories with a Zen-like awareness. Through meditative exercises, engaging anecdotes, and astute notes on perception, imagination, and focus, author helps you to to flow, flourish and lose yourself in writing. Containing 20 mindful writing exercises, this unique guide explores how conscious writing creates mindful awareness,offering a fresh angle on shifting writer's block.

The Mindful Legal Writer

Mastering Predictive and Persuasive Writing

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Author: Heidi K. Brown

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business

ISBN: 1454879629

Category: Law

Page: 672

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Combining two groundbreaking texts for predictive and persuasive writing in one volume, The Mindful Legal Writer: Mastering Predictive and Persuasive Writing, raises awareness of important elements in the legal writing process—such as pacing, purpose, context, analysis, logic, and clarity. Progressing from a mastery of the basics to a professional level of legal communication in client representation and advocacy, Heidi K. Brown’s classroom-tested pedagogy illustrates the pivotal role of written communication for lawyers.

The Mindful Diet

How to Transform Your Relationship with Food for Lasting Weight Loss and Vibrant Health

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Author: Ruth Wolever PhD,Beth Reardon MS, RD, LDN,Tania Hannan

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451666829

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 352

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“An essential, must-read guide” (Dr. Susan Albers, New York Times bestselling author of Eating Mindfully) from the renowned Duke Integrative Medicine center: the first book to combine health psychology with cutting-edge nutrition research to deliver an up-to-the-minute method for eating mindfully and breaking the yo-yo diet cycle. It’s easy on occasion to eat too much, eat too quickly, eat for comfort, or choose junk food. But every year millions of Americans vow to lose weight and get healthy and aren’t able to overcome the largest roadblock to these changes—ingrained eating habits. Now two leading experts from Duke Integrative Medicine offer a new paradigm for eating and health—a step-by-step program that dismantles old patterns, provides new tools for making healthy choices, and fosters deep, internal motivation. Grounded in scientific research, The Mindful Diet examines how what we eat and drink affects our body on a biochemical level, and how we can become aware of our own internal signals through the practice of mindfulness. Loaded with concrete meditation exercises, behavioral techniques, nutrition advice, and meal-planning charts, this book provides the tools to manage cravings, curb emotional overeating, and figure out when you are full. Instead of an all-or-nothing approach to eating, The Mindful Diet focuses on the many variables that drive our habits—including stress, unhappiness, and even unconscious beliefs—and provides a roadmap for sustainable change. “This is not an eat this, don’t eat that program; rather, it’s an attack on the negative thoughts and patterns that lead to diet failure” (Publishers Weekly). Lasting weight loss and healthy living begin in the mind: now you can learn how to re-program your body, make healthy choices, lose weight, and keep it off for life.

Dear Mister Essay Writer Guy

Advice and Confessions on Writing, Love, and Cannibals

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Author: Dinty W. Moore

Publisher: Ten Speed Press

ISBN: 160774810X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

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Dear Mister Essay Writer Guy, I have a hot crush on the em dash. What does my need to stuff—while simultaneously fracturing—my sentences—with the meandering, the explanatory, the discursive, the perhaps not-entirely-necessary—say about me? —Cheryl Strayed Have you ever wished there were an advice columnist for writers, but one who didn’t take things so damned seriously? This unique writing guide pairs questions sent in by top contemporary essayists with hilariously witty answers and essays from acclaimed author Dinty W. Moore. Phillip Lopate asks for advice on writing about your ex without sounding like an ass, Julianna Baggott worries that to be a great writer you must drink like a fish, and Roxane Gay asks whether it’s kosher to write about writing. Taking advantage of all the tools available to today’s personal essayist—egregious puns, embarrassing anecdotes, and cocktail napkins—Professor Moore answers these questions, and more, demystifying the world of nonfiction once and for all. With a tip of the hat to history’s most infamous essay—Montaigne’s “Of Cannibals”—this book provides rollicking relief for writers in distress.

The Mindful Way to a Good Night's Sleep

Discover How to Use Dreamwork, Meditation, and Journaling to Sleep Deeply and Wake Up Well

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Author: Tzivia Gover

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 1612128831

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 184

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This accessible guide to cultivating deep, restful sleep — naturally — combines author Tzivia Gover’s expertise in both mindfulness and dreamwork. Along with a healthy dose of encouragement, Gover offers practical lifestyle advice, simple yoga poses, 10-minute meditations, and easy breathing exercises, plus visualization and journaling activities. You’ll also learn how to set the scene for safe, productive dreaming and cultivate your dream recall. This holistic approach extends into your waking hours with tips on morning routines to ensure that sound sleep leads to refreshed, more conscious living all day long.

Objective Legal Writing

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Author: Heidi K. Brown

Publisher: Aspen Publishers

ISBN: 9781454836186

Category:

Page: 336

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The Mindful Legal Writer: Mastering Predictive Writing by Professor Heidi K. Brown, who has 15 years of experience in the law firm world and 7 years of teaching legal writing, focuses on predictive legal analysis. It offers law students and junior lawyers a step-by-step approach to learning the scientific framework of written predictive legal analysis, while at the same time encouraging them to consider the artistic nature of communicating through the written word. This book also proposes that students consider the basics of the concept of mindfulness in the legal writing context a recent movement in legal education to encourage law students to be fully conscious and aware of one s actions and surroundings, and pay attention, on purpose, in the present moment (according to mindfulness advocate, Jon Kabat-Zinn) in order to be a better legal counselor to clients.

Writing the Personal

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Author: Sandra L. Faulkner,Sheila Squillante

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9463003843

Category: Education

Page: 112

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The Teaching Writing series publishes user-friendly writing guides penned by authors with publishing records in their subject matter. Through detailed exercises, exemplars, and a breakdown of the key elements and considerations of personal writing, Faulkner and Squillante provide a lively introduction and guide for writers to the art and craft of personal writing. Their conversational tone about audience, point of view, form, structure, ethics, research, and finding and making time for writing practice is a not-to-miss primer and reference. This book is appropriate for classes focused on poetry, creative nonfiction, ethnography, qualitative research, memoir, narrative inquiry, and other types of life writing, as well as individual writers honing their craft. Writing the Personal invites us all to find our stories and instructs us how to shape them for an audience and for ourselves. “Writing the Personal is the ideal book for anyone interested in exploring his or her life through writing. It is a must-read for any writer serious about deepening her understanding of craft.” – Kate Hopper, author of Ready for Air and Use Your Words and co-author of Silent Running “A focus on techniques makes this a useful book to read straight through or equally to dip in and out of according to your personal tastes. However you come to the recipes offered in this clever cookbook, you’re sure to enjoy the feast inside.” – Stacy Holman Jones and Anne Harris, co-authors of Writing for Performance “Faulkner and Squillante seamlessly collaborate to each bring their unique and varied writing backgrounds and academic credentials to this text to create a unique and invaluable book.” – Bernadette Marie Calafell, University of Denver, author of Monstrosity, Performance and Race in Contemporary Culture “Faulkner and Squillante are skillful, honest, and generous teachers of the craft.” – Dinty W. Moore, author of The Mindful Writer: Noble Truths of the Writing Life “In this innovative and inspiring book, Faulkner and Squillante offer practical advice about writing personal stories.” – Tony E. Adams, Northeastern Illinois University Sandra L. Faulkner teaches, writes poetry, and researches about close relationships at Bowling Green State University in NW Ohio. Sheila Squillante is a poet and essayist living in Pittsburgh and teaching in the MFA program at Chatham University.