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Writing Begins With The Breath

Embodying Your Authentic Voice
Paperback Book
Publisher: 
Shambhala
 | 
September, 2007
ISBN:
9781590304730
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Delight in language—yours and the words of others. Play in the park with your stories and poems, but don’t forget to send them to boot camp for structure and focus.

In this distinctive guide to the craft of writing, author Laraine Herring shows us how to tune into our bodies and connect with our emotions so that our writing becomes an expression of our full beings, rather than just an intellectual exercise. With warmth and wisdom, Herring offers a path to discovering “deep writing”—prose that is unique, expressive, and profoundly authentic. Lessons and imaginative exercises show you how to stay with your writing when your mind or body starts to pull you away; explore the five senses in your writing; and approach your writing without judgement.

Don’t be afraid to stretch and bend the exercises. They are just springboards for your own deep-sea diving. The Body Breaks will help you stay grounded in your physical form while you’re in the process of reading, creating further integration.

This book is not a craft book. It is a process book. Let this book supplement your knowledge of craft, of grammar, of storytelling. This book represents the part of the writing process that lurks underneath the more concrete aspects of style and plot.

Writing Begins with the Breath will open up a whole world of creativity for people who may not have considered themselves writers before, while also giving keen insights into the craft for seasoned writers.

A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself. What one can be, one must be. —Abraham Maslow

“She not only explores every aspect of the writing process; she also invites you to explore every aspect of your writing self—body, mind, and spirit. Anyone who writes—or wants to—will find this book as essential and inspiring as breath.” —Gayle Brandeis, author of Fruitflesh: Seeds of Inspiration for Women Who Write

 

 

Publisher’s Description: 

In this distinctive guide to the craft of writing, author Laraine Herring shows us how to tune into our bodies and connect with our emotions so that our writing becomes an expression of our full beings, rather than just an intellectual exercise. With warmth and wisdom, Herring offers a path to discovering "deep writing"prose that is unique, expressive, and profoundly authentic. Lessons and imaginative exercises show you how to: stay with your writing when your mind or body starts to pull you away; explore the five senses in your writing; and approach your writing without judgment.

Writing Begins with the Breath will open up a whole world of creativity for people who may not have considered themselves writers before, while also providing keen insights into the craft for seasoned writers.

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by Emmycat
Aug 26, 2021

It's a good guide for those who want to write interesting content. I think that grammar is so important in every genre. Sometimes, I click this hyperlink to make sure that I've made no mistakes. Such resources are very useful as it's hard to remember all rules. And you can fully focus on the content.