Old Friend from Far Away

The Practice of Writing Memoir

Author: Natalie Goldberg

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416535039

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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In her first book to focus solely on writing since her classic work "Writing Down the Bones," Goldberg reaffirms her status as one of the foremost teachers by redefining the practice of writing memoir.
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The True Secret of Writing

Connecting Life with Language

Author: Natalie Goldberg

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451641257

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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The author draws on her teaching background to share new writing guidelines and outline the steps for a personal or group writing retreat, providing coverage of such topics as working in silence and writing without criticism.
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The Weekend Book Proposal

How to Write a Winning Proposal in 48 Hours and Sell Your Book

Author: Ryan G. Van Cleave

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1599637634

Category: Reference

Page: 252

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Write Better Proposals Faster to Accelerate Your Writing Career! Whether you are a true beginner or a seasoned writer looking to secure more book contracts, The Weekend Book Proposal shows you how to take your best ideas and create powerful proposals--quickly and professionally. No need to spend months laboring over a proposal when in just a few days you can write one that will ignite the interest of agents and editors. Ryan G. Van Cleave presents the tools you need to craft an eye-grabbing proposal for your nonfiction, memoir, anthology, textbook, novel, and more. Jam-packed with proven strategies, nuts-and-bolts advice, sample queries and proposals, interviews with publishing experts, and "Hit the Gas" tips for speeding up the proposal process, The Weekend Book Proposal will show you how to succeed and prosper as a writer--and sell your books before you've even written them! The Weekend Book Proposal explains how to: • Write a catchy title and book description. • Create a compelling author bio and chapter outline. • Develop a targeted, engaging concept statement. • Build a strong marketing plan and endorsements list. • Structure your proposals based on those crafted by successful authors.
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The Best Buddhist Writing 2008

Author: Melvin McLeod

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 1590306155

Category: Religion

Page: 331

View: 9319

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Eclectic and thought-provoking, The Best Buddhist Writing 2008 is the fifth volume in this annual series that brings together the year’s most notable literature, inspired by Buddhist philosophy and practice. Selected by the editors of the Shambhala Sun, North America’s leading Buddhist-inspired magazine, the anthology offers an entertaining mix of writing styles and reflects on a wide range of issues from a Buddhist point of view. The collection includes writings by the Dalai Lama, Pema Chödrön, Sylvia Boorstein, Norman Fischer, Joseph Goldstein, Cyndi Lee and David Nichtern, Natalie Goldberg, Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche, Mingyur Rinpoche, Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, Thich Nhat Hanh, Sister Chan Khong, Frances Moore Lappé, Charles Johnson, Michael Carroll, Noah Levine, Joanna Macy, Bhikkhu Bodhi, Darlene Cohen, Reginald Ray and Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche, among others.
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Writing for Bliss

A Seven-Step Plan for Telling Your Story and Transforming Your Life

Author: N.A

Publisher: Loving Healing Press

ISBN: 1615993231

Category: Self-Help

Page: 236

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ÿWriting for Blissÿis most fundamentally about reflection, truth, and freedom. With techniques and prompts for both the seasoned and novice writer, it will lead you to tap into your creativity through storytelling and poetry,examine how life-changing experiences can inspire writing,pursue self-examination and self-discovery through the written word, and,understand how published writers have been transformed by writing.Poet and memoirist Raab (Lust) credits her lifelong love of writing and its therapeutic effects with inspiring her to write this thoughtful and detailed primer that targets pretty much anyone interested in writing a memoir. Most compelling here is Raab?s willingness to share her intimate stories (e.g., the loss of a relative, ongoing struggles with cancer, a difficult relationship with her mother). Her revelations are encouraging to writers who feel they need ?permission to take... a voyage of self-discovery.? The book?s seven-step plan includes plenty of guidance, including on learning to ?read like a writer,? and on addressing readers as if ?seated across the table .? Raab covers big topics such as the ?art and power of storytelling? and small details such as choosing pens and notebooks that you enjoy using. She also helps readers with the important step of ?finding your form.? --PUBLISHER'S WEEKLY "Writing for Blissÿis about the profound ways in which we may be transformed in and through the act of writing. I am grateful to Diana Raab for sharing it, and I trust that you will feel the same as you read on. May you savor the journey." --from the foreword by MARK FREEMAN, PhD "By listening to ourselves and being aware of what we are saying and feeling, the true story of our life's past experience is revealed. Diana Raab?s book gives us the insights by which we can achieve this through her life-coaching wisdom and our writing." --BERNIE SIEGEL, MD, author ofÿThe Art of Healing "Only a talented writer who has fought hard to overcome life?s many obstacles could take her readers by the hand and lead them through the writing process with such enormous compassion, amazing insight, and kindness. Diana Raab is a powerful, wise, intelligent guide well worth our following." --JAMES BROWN, author ofÿThe Los Angeles DiariesÿandÿThe River "Writing for Blissÿis far more than a 'how-to manual'; it enlightens the creative process with wisdom and a delightful sense of adventure. Bravo to Bliss!" --LINDA GRAY SEXTON, author ofÿSearching for Mercy Street: My Journey Back to My Mother, Anne Sexton "Uniquely blending inspiring insights with practical advice, Diana guides you on a path to discover the story that is truly inside you?and yearning to be told." --PATRICK SWEENEY, coauthor of the New York Times bestsellerÿSucceed on Your Own Terms DIANA RAAB, PhD, is an award-winning memoirist, poet, blogger, workshop facilitator, thought provoker, and survivor. She?s the author of eight books and over one thousand articles and poems. She lives in Southern California. Learn more at www.DianaRaab.com
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The Best Buddhist Writing 2009

Author: Melvin McLeod

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 1590307348

Category: Religion

Page: 299

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Offers an entertaining mix of writing styles on a wide range of issues from a Buddhist point of view, including pieces by the Dalai Lama, Thich Nhat Hahn, Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, Pema Chdrn, Jack Kornfield, Natalie Goldberg, Alan Weisman, Tom Robbins, Joan Sutherland, and many more. Original.
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