The Writing Warrior: Discovering the Courage to Free Your True Voice

The Writing Warrior Discovering the Courage to Free Your True Voice All writers are faced at some point with feelings of self consciousness and self doubt about their work In this invaluable guide Laraine Herring offers advice to writers who want to become comfortabl

  • Title: The Writing Warrior: Discovering the Courage to Free Your True Voice
  • Author: Laraine Herring
  • ISBN: 9781590307960
  • Page: 116
  • Format: Paperback
  • All writers are faced at some point with feelings of self consciousness and self doubt about their work In this invaluable guide, Laraine Herring offers advice to writers who want to become comfortable with their writing, face their inhibitions, and gain the confidence to release their true voice Utilizing the breath, a vigorous movement practice designed to break uAll writers are faced at some point with feelings of self consciousness and self doubt about their work In this invaluable guide, Laraine Herring offers advice to writers who want to become comfortable with their writing, face their inhibitions, and gain the confidence to release their true voice Utilizing the breath, a vigorous movement practice designed to break up stagnation with the body and the mind, and writing exercises aimed both at self exploration and developing works in progress, Herring offers a clear path to writing through illusion Learn how to remove obstacles in your writing and develop techniques to help you relax into your own voice discover ways to enter into a compassionate, non judgmental relationship with yourself so that you can write safely and authentically from a place of absolute vulnerability and discover the interconnectedness of your personal writing process and the community as a whole The Writing Warrior will not only help you find ways to develop your writing, but also ways to develop yourself.

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    1. Not only is this another excellent, motivational, inspirational book by Herring, but, like Writing Begins with the Breath, it is written with compassion and flair.

    2. Inspiration. Motivation. Some good gut-checks. Great advice. And the feeling of having a good friend keep you keepin' on with your writing. Absolutely recommended for any writer.

    3. My favorite quote: "Taking commas in or out is simply rearranging ships on the ocean of story."Thanks, Laraine for sharing bits of wisdom and encouragement for the dark hours.

    4. Not great. This book can be summed up in the following question: "Have you ever tried meditating and then writing?" It talks a lot about vulnerability and letting things go, but doesn't actually talk practically about writing all that often. Characters in your head, letting your instincts guide you, breathing exercises, all that— but not much else. Try emptying your mind and focusing on your breathing and then try writing! That's the book in a nutshell. If I had known that, I probably wouldn't [...]

    5. The latest book I read for my MFA program; overall, I liked the author's easy writing style. However, if you have a background in psychology and/or have already published, you may not find too much that is new to you. In addition, as others have noted, the book is more self-help and memoir than writing guide. This book would likely work great for someone with no psychology background and/or who is at the beginning of their writing path.

    6. Lots of great ideas and writing tips, and a healthy dose of inspiration for those wishing they were writing instead of reading about writing.

    7. The Writing Warrior practice of breathing, shaking, and writing described in this book helped me better focus my energy and attention on the task of getting words on the page. However, the book is really a memoir smartly marketed as a writing guide. The Writing Warrior practice was a great takeaway, but the rest of the book felt like filler that only served the purpose of increasing the word count.

    8. This is a beautifully-written, process-oriented look at what it takes to establish a writing practice. The book is divided into five stages along the writing journey, and each stage is filled with short essays and some exercises to develop your relationship with yourself and your writing.

    9. B This would be great for beginning writers or even in an MFA program. Unfortunately, many of the ideas I have already heard before and it came across to me as self-help-y vs helpful.

    10. If you want to write but are too scared to pick up a pen, then this might be for you. Otherwise utterly banal.

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