Writing from the Body: For writers, artists and dreamers who long to free their voice (Paperback)

Writing from the Body: For writers, artists and dreamers who long to free their voice By Ceci Miller-Kritsberg, John Lee Cover Image
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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.

About the Author

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

John Lee is Honorary Research Fellow of the Centre for First World War Studies at the University of Birmingham, member of the British Commission for Military History, the Gallipoli Association, the Western Front Association, the Douglas Haig Fellowship, the Churchill Center (UK), and the Biographers' Club. He is co-author along with Celia Lee of The Churchills.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780312115364
ISBN-10: 0312115369
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Publication Date: November 15th, 1994
Pages: 160
Language: English