Writing from the Body: For Writers, Artists and Dreamers who Long to Free Their Voice

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Macmillan, 1994 M11 15 - 144 páginas

A book about spirit, creativity, and the inner life of the writer

Certain writing books go beyond questions of craft and art to explore the deepest sources of the creative impulse. Writing from the Body is not a "head book"; it is a heart book, a shoulder book, a hand book, a back book, and a soul book that liberates writers from the shackles of self-consciousness and doubt.

Developed from John Lee's popular workshops that have helped thousands of writers, this book offers meditative techniques, physical exercises, and candid counseling--all designed to combat the fears, self-imposed standards, and suppressed feelings that block creative potential. Inspirational qutoes from poems and prose develop John Lee's central message: in order to write from the truth of our total experience, we most return to our bodies.

As Lee notes, "The call to write is a call that's received in the body first. If we are to answer this call, we have to feel every part of our lives. In this book you'll learn the grammar of the gut, the syntax of the sinews, the launage of the legs. For everyone who is tired of living life in the little closet between the ears, get ready."

Any writer, artist, teacher, or psychologist interested in the creative process will find this book invaluable, a lasting source of hope and power.

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Much of this book is based on counselor Lee's workshop of the same name. It promotes his Zen-like approach to writing, using exercises and meditation to free the inner voice from inhibitions and seek ... Leer comentario completo

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THE BREATH AND THE WORD
21
LOVING THE ARTIST
39
THE DANCE OF TRUST AND TIMING
64
FACING SUCCESS
81
TAMING THE CRITIC OR LIGHTEN UP
94
RESISTING THE URGE
100
FINDING YOUR VOICE
114
ANSWERS FROM THE BODY
123
GOODBYE AND GOOD WRITING
131
POSTSCRIPT
138
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John Lee teacher Writing for Body workshops throughout the U.S. and Canada. He has taught literature at the University of Alabama, University of Texas, and Austin College before turning to lecturing, writing, and training therapists and the general public in emotional release techniques that he developed. He is the author of several books, includingFacing the Fire, At My Father's Wedding, and The Flying Boy. He lives in Austin, Texas.

Ceci Miller-Kritbserg, a graduate of the Iowa Writers Workshop, lives in Olympia, Washington.

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