The Writing Diet

Write Yourself Right-Size

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Author: Julia Cameron

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101158630

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 256

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From the bestselling author of The Artist's Way, a revolutionary diet plan: Use art to take off the pounds! Over the course of the past twenty-five years, Julia Cameron has taught thousands of artists and aspiring artists how to unblock wellsprings of creativity. And time and again she has noticed an interesting thing: Often, in uncovering their creative selves her students also undergo a surprising physical transformation-invigorated by their work, they slim down. In The Writing Diet, Cameron illuminates the relationship between creativity and eating to reveal a crucial equation: creativity can block overeating. This inspiring weight-loss program, which can be used in conjunction with Cameron's groundbreaking book on the creative process, The Artist's Way, directs readers to count words instead of calories, to substitute their writing's "food for thought" for actual food. Using journaling to examine their relationship with food-and to ward off unhealthy overeating -readers will learn to treat food cravings as invitations to evaluate what they are truly craving in their emotional lives. The Writing Diet presents a brilliant plan for using one of the soul's deepest and most abiding appetites-the desire to be creative-to lose weight and keep it off forever. I'm a creativity expert, not a diet expert. So why am I writing a book about weight loss? Because I have accidentally stumbled upon a weight-loss secret that works. For twenty-five years I've taught creative unblocking, a twelve-week process based on my book The Artist's Way. From the front of the classroom I've seen lives transformed-and, to my astonishment, bodies transformed as well. It took me a while to recognize what was going on, but sure enough, students who began the course on the plump side ended up visibly leaner and more fit. What's going on here? I asked myself. Was it my imagination, or was there truly a "before" and an "after"? There was! -from The Writing Diet

The Writer's Diet

A Guide to Fit Prose

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Author: Helen Sword

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022635198X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 87

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This book offers an easy-to-follow set of writing principles. For example, use active verbs whenever possible, favour concrete language over vague abstractions, avoid long strings of prepositional phrases, employ adjectives and adverbs only when they contribute something new to the meaning of a sentence and reduce your dependence on the "waste words": 'it', 'this', 'that' and 'there'. The author also shows these rules in action through examples from famous authors such as Shakespeare and Emily Dickinson. The book includes a test to help you assess your own writing and get advice on problem areas.

Writing Under Control

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Author: Judith Graham,Alison Kelly

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415484057

Category: Education

Page: 258

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Now in its third edition and reflecting changes in the Primary National Strategy, this best-selling textbook introduces primary teachers to key issues in the teaching of writing. Strongly rooted in classroom practice, the book includes: the history, theory and practice of teaching writing children writing in and out of school EAL and gender issues in writing the development of writing across the years of the primary school planning classroom routines and organising resources balancing the composition and transcription elements in writing monitoring and assessing writing meeting individual needs managing specific learning difficulties in writing, such as dyslexia With its companion Reading under Control (also in its third edition), this book provides undergraduate and postgraduate teachers with comprehensive guidance for the teaching of literacy.

The Art of Writing Fiction

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Author: Andrew Cowan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317861531

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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The Art of Writing Fiction guides the reader through the processes of creative writing from journal-keeping to editing, offering techniques for stimulating creativity and making language vivid. Readers will master key aspects of fiction such as structure, character, voice and setting. Andrew Cowan provides an insightful introduction that brings his own well-crafted prose style to bear on the processes and pleasures of writing fiction, offering practical and personal advice culled from his own experience and that of other published writers. He lays open to the reader his own notes, his writing, and the experiences from his own life that he has drawn on in his fiction allowing the reader to develop their own writing project alongside the author as they go through the book.

The Complete Mediterranean Diet

Everything You Need to Know to Lose Weight and Lower Your Risk of Heart Disease... with 500 Delicious Recipes

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Author: Michael Ozner

Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1939529964

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 576

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Obesity, diabetes, heart disease and cancer—all diseases that have been scientifically linked to diet—are at an all-time high. But there’s a way that’s been successful for millions of people for thousands of years: the Mediterranean diet. In The Complete Mediterranean Diet, top cardiologist Michael Ozner offers the traditional Mediterranean diet—clinically proven to reduce your risk of heart disease, cancer and numerous other diseases—with the latest scientific findings in health and nutrition to create a diet that’s easy to follow. Alongside an abundance of evidence supporting the Mediterranean diet’s incredible health benefits, including sustainable weight loss, Dr. Ozner includes 500 delicious, classic Mediterranean recipes, such as: Savory Mediterranean Chickpea Soup Pizza Margherita Grilled Citrus Salmon with Garlic Greens Spicy Whole Wheat Capellini with Garlic With a foreword by Debbie Matenopoulos, The Complete Mediterranean Diet shows you how and why to change your diet for a longer, healthier, happier life.

The Vegetarian Crusade

The Rise of an American Reform Movement, 1817-1921

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Author: Adam D. Shprintzen

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469608928

Category: Cooking

Page: 288

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Vegetarianism has been practiced in the United States since the country's founding, yet the early years of the movement have been woefully misunderstood and understudied. Through the Civil War, the vegetarian movement focused on social and political reform, but by the late nineteenth century, the movement became a path for personal strength and success in a newly individualistic, consumption-driven economy. This development led to greater expansion and acceptance of vegetarianism in mainstream society. So argues Adam D. Shprintzen in his lively history of early American vegetarianism and social reform. From Bible Christians to Grahamites, the American Vegetarian Society to the Battle Creek Sanitarium, Shprintzen explores the diverse proponents of reform-motivated vegetarianism and explains how each of these groups used diet as a response to changing social and political conditions. By examining the advocates of vegetarianism, including institutions, organizations, activists, and publications, Shprintzen explores how an idea grew into a nationwide community united not only by diet but also by broader goals of social reform.

Safe Journey

Prayers and Comfort for Frightened Flyers and Other Anxious Souls

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Author: Julia Cameron

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101608358

Category: Self-Help

Page: 176

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Julia Cameron, bestselling author of The Artist's Way, has a terrible fear of flying. Each time she is faced with the prospect of air travel, her mind races and her heart cries out, “No, I can’t go!” In the wise and comforting volume, Safe Journey, Cameron shares the prayers, tools, and strategies she uses when traveling in order to overcome her fears and to enjoy the excitement that accompanies all of life’s great adventures. Employing travel as a metaphor for all of the potentially frightening journeys we take in life—be it a cross-country flight or the journey to a new destination in life—Cameron takes readers by the hand, offering techniques that will enable them not only to rest easy for the duration of the trip but to feel exhilarated by the anticipation for whatever awaits them at the end of their travels. Full of the wisdom that has endeared her to readers everywhere, Safe Journey is a slim little volume that will provide a world of comfort and inspiration for readers as they navigate life’s journeys. From the Trade Paperback edition.

A Dictionary of the English Language

In which the Words are Deduced from Their Originals, Explained in Their Different Meanings, and Authorized by the Names of the Writers in Whose Works They are Found

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Author: Samuel Johnson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English language

Page: 832

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The Thin Commandments Diet

The Ten No-Fail Strategies for Permanent Weight Loss

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Author: Stephen Gullo

Publisher: Rodale Books

ISBN: 1605296023

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 336

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Bestselling author of Thin Tastes Better, Dr. Stephen Gullo lets you in on his unique program that has a success rate almost 15 times higher than the national average and has helped patients lose more than 100 pounds and maintain the weight loss for more than 5 years. At Dr. Gullo's Institute for Health and Weight Sciences in New York City, patients wait up to 6 months for an appointment and pay over $1,000 an hour for the secrets he imparts in this book. Dr. Gullo's program, incorporating his more than 25 years of clinical experience, features The Ten Thin Commandments that govern all eating habits and his easy-to-follow "ABC Diet" plan. In Part One, Dr. Gullo shares his Thin Commandments, including: • Think historically, not just calorically-identify trigger foods that can undermine weight loss • Slips should teach you, not defeat you-uncover the "24-hour secret" and never gain weight from bingeing again • Success is about substitution, not denial-discover the 10 most common diet-busting foods and their satisfying substitutes In Part Two, Dr. Gullo outlines his simple ABC Diet plan. He takes the guesswork out of dieting and offers a three-step program, which begins with a 10-day turbocharge plan that helps melt away pounds quickly and easily. The ABC Diet is complete with menu plans and shopping lists.

Everyone Can Write

Essays toward a Hopeful Theory of Writing and Teaching Writing

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Author: Peter Elbow

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195355873

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 412

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With Writing without Teachers (OUP 1975) and Writing with Power (OUP 1995) Peter Elbow revolutionized the teaching of writing. His process method--and its now commonplace "free writing" techniques--liberated generations of students and teachers from the emphasis on formal principles of grammar that had dominated composition pedagogy. This new collection of essays brings together the best of Elbow's writing since the publication of Embracing Contraries in 1987. The volume includes sections on voice, the experience of writing, teaching, and evaluation. Implicit throughout is Elbow's commitment to humanizing the profession, and his continued emphasis on the importance of binary thinking and nonadversarial argument. The result is a compendium of a master teacher's thought on the relation between good pedagogy and good writing; it is sure to be of interest to all professional teachers of writing, and will be a valuable book for use in composition courses at all levels.