Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Notes from March 10, 2015 Class

Readings for the weeks of March 11-24, 2015:

The Mindful Writer, Noble Truths of the Writing Life, Dinty Moore

Ephedra, A Collection of Poems, Karen Chamberlain

Desert of the Heart, Karen Chamberlain
“Dinty W. Moore has collected some very telling nudges from a range of fine writers, and tilted them in a lightly Buddhist angle of reflection to catch the light of your own desire to write.”
—Susan Murphy, author of Upside-Down Zen
Going a step beyond typical “how to write” books, The Mindful Writer: Noble Truths of the Writing Life illuminates the creative process: where writing and creativity originate, how mindfulness plays into work, how to cultivate good writing habits, how to grow as a writer — and a person! — and what it means to have a life dedicated to the craft of writing. There’s not a writer alive, novice or master, who will not benefit from this book and fall in love with it. Cover to cover, this wise little book is riveting and delightful. Readers will turn to The Mindful Writer again and again as a source inspiration, guidance, and support. from Dinty Moore: The Mindful Writer

Assignments for 3/24/15:
read the assignments as background; observe how images are used in the excerpts from Chamberlain; write poem or prose using imagery, consider how to tell a story through one thing in your life, the third thing, the tiger in the grass, out of the corner of your eye (up to three pages)

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