The Mindful Writer (Paperback)
Find inspiration and insight on writing as a spiritual practice through astute quotes, thoughtful advice, and productive exercises on both mindfulness and craft. This isn't your typical "how to write" book. Author Dinty W. Moore, a well-respected writing coach and teacher, thoughtfully illuminates the creative process: where writing and creativity originate, how mindfulness plays into work, how to cultivate good writing habits and grow as a person, and what it means to live a life dedicated to writing. The Mindful Writer features bite-sized essays that will delight and inform not only writers, but also other artists, mediators and mindfulness practitioners. Built around heartening quotes from famous writers and thinkers, it is a resource that readers will turn to again and again for guidance and encouragement. This edition includes a new introduction exploring the centrality of mindfulness in a writer's practice and craft as well as a selection of writing prompts to get you started on writing mindfully right away.
Dinty W. Moore is a professor and director of creative writing at Ohio University and is regularly invited to speak and teach in the US and Europe. In addition to publishing fiction and nonfiction, he has published two books on the art and craft of writing. He has been published in Harper's, the New York Times Magazine, Arts & Letters, the Gettysburg Review, Utne Reader, and many other venues. He's also the author of The Accidental Buddhist: Mindfulness, Enlightenment, Sitting Still, and Dear Mister Essay Writer Guy and is a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship recipient. He lives in Athens, OH.