The Art of Spiritual Writing: How to Craft Prose That Engages and Inspires Your Readers

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Loyola Press #ad - Readers will learn such things as why authenticity matters, how to find their authentic voice, and how to engineer their creativity so that it resonates with readers. The art of spiritual writing demonstrates that by taking the time to learn and implement the process and craft of writing, we can begin to uncover new ways to connect with ourselves, our readers, and God.

Editors and publishers who specialize in spiritual writing find that what is important to work out for yourself on paper may not always be the best way to connect to readers. Because of its personal nature, it can be difficult to find the balance in spiritual writing between what is good writing for you and what is good writing for others.

The Art of Spiritual Writing: How to Craft Prose That Engages and Inspires Your Readers #ad - Incorporating her 20+ years of publishing and writing experience, Vinita Hampton Wright provides a practical and straightforward look at spiritual writing for a broader audience in The Art of Spiritual Writing. This slim volume is loaded with writing tips, and exercises to help the writer hone and craft his or her personal thoughts into an engaging, advice, inspiring, and publishable piece.

There’s a constant hunger in the world for books that explore the spiritual aspects of life, but writing about spirituality is far more complex than simply sharing personal reflections about God and the life of faith. And as we grow in our writing ability, our spirituality blossoms as well.

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Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them P.S.

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Harper Perennial #ad - She reads the work of the very best writers—Dostoyevsky, Austen, Flaubert, Woolf, Dickens, Kafka, Chekhov—and discovers why their work has endured. In reading like a writer, prose invites you to sit by her side and take a guided tour of the tools and the tricks of the masters. Trade paperback. She cautions readers to slow down and pay attention to words, the raw material out of which literature is crafted.

Written with passion, humor, and wisdom, Reading Like a Writer will inspire readers to return to literature with a fresh eye and an eager heart. She looks to john le carré for a lesson in how to advance plot through dialogue, to Flannery O'Connor for the cunning use of the telling detail, and to James Joyce and Katherine Mansfield for clever examples of how to employ gesture to create character.

Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them P.S. #ad - . She takes pleasure in the long and magnificent sentences of Philip Roth and the breathtaking paragraphs of Isaac Babel; she is deeply moved by the brilliant characterization in George Eliot's Middlemarch. Long before there were creative-writing workshops and degrees, how did aspiring writers learn to write? By reading the work of their predecessors and contemporaries, says Francine Prose.

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The Soul Tells a Story: Engaging Creativity with Spirituality in the Writing Life

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IVP Books #ad - Trade paperback. It's the same reason those on the path of spiritual formation find that creative exercises lead them into a deeper, more authentic experience with God. Feeding one while neglecting the other will leave you restless and unsatisfied. In these pages she leads you through the process and practice of integrating the worlds of Christian spirituality and creativity.

Used book in Good Condition. Nurturing them both will lead you to new places of self-discovery and God-discovery. You will find both inspiration and practical help for embracing the life that chooses youunderstanding the spiritual process of creativityfacing the self you have to deal withcomprehending the relationship of sexuality to both art and souldeveloping a supportive community for your workthriving as a creative person in the real worldThe Soul Tells a Story helps you to turn frustrated longings into satisfying growth.

The Soul Tells a Story: Engaging Creativity with Spirituality in the Writing Life #ad - There is a reason artists tend to feel a sense of the sacred in their work. I believe that spirituality and creativity are intricately connected, yet they are rarely nurtured and talked about that way, " contends Vinita Hampton Wright. Creative work is soul work, and soul work is always creative work.

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Winning the Story Wars: Why Those Who Tell and Live the Best Stories Will Rule the Future

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Harvard Business Review Press #ad - They are the struggle to be heard in a world of media noise and clamor. Today, most brand messages and mass appeals for causes are drowned out before they even reach us. But a few consistently break through the din, using the only tool that has ever moved minds and changed behavior—great stories. With insights from mythology, advertising history, and psychology, evolutionary biology, viral storyteller and advertising expert Jonah Sachs takes readers into a fascinating world of seemingly insurmountable challenges and enormous opportunity.

After all, success in the story wars doesn’t come just from telling great stories, but from learning to live them. You’ll discover how:• social media tools are driving a return to the oral tradition, meaning, the story of stuff, providing society with explanation, the tea Party, Nike, and ritual• Memorable stories based on timeless themes build legions of eager evangelists• Marketers and audiences can work together to create deeper meaning and stronger partnerships in building a better world• Brands like Old Spice, in which stories that matter rise above the fray• Marketers have become today’s mythmakers, and Occupy Wall Street created and sustained massive viral buzzWinning the Story Wars is a call to arms for business communicators to cast aside broken traditions and join a revolution to build the iconic brands of the future.

Winning the Story Wars: Why Those Who Tell and Live the Best Stories Will Rule the Future #ad - It puts marketers in the role of heroes with a chance to transform not just their craft but the enterprises they represent. Used book in Good Condition. Harvard Business School Press. Trade paperback.

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Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life

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Anchor #ad - Advice that begins with the simple words of wisdom passed down from anne’s father—also a writer—in the iconic passage that gives the book its title:   “Thirty years ago my older brother, who was ten years old at the time, was trying to get a report on birds written that he’d had three months to write.

We were out at our family cabin in bolinas, surrounded by binder paper and pencils and unopened books on birds, and he was at the kitchen table close to tears, immobilized by the hugeness of the task ahead. Just take it bird by bird. An essential volume for generations of writers young and old, Bird by Bird is a modern classic.

Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Anchor Books. Trade paperback. This twenty-fifth anniversary edition will continue to spark creative minds for years to come. It was due the next day. Harvard Business School Press. For a quarter century, more than a million readers—scribes and scribblers of all ages and abilities—have been inspired by Anne Lamott’s hilarious, big-hearted, homespun advice.

Then my father sat down beside him, and said, ‘Bird by bird, put his arm around my brother’s shoulder, buddy.

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On Writing: 10th Anniversary Edition: A Memoir of the Craft

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Scribner #ad - Brilliantly structured, on writing will empower and entertain everyone who reads it—fans, writers, friendly and inspiring, and anyone who loves a great story well told. King’s advice is grounded in his vivid memories from childhood through his emergence as a writer, from his struggling early career to his widely reported, near-fatal accident in 1999—and how the inextricable link between writing and living spurred his recovery.

. Used book in Good Condition. Anchor Books. Writing advice from horror-meistro Stephen King, a fine softcover. Trade paperback. Harvard Business School Press. Immensely helpful and illuminating to any aspiring writer, this special edition of Stephen King’s critically lauded, million-copy bestseller shares the experiences,  habits, and convictions that have shaped him and his work.

On Writing: 10th Anniversary Edition: A Memoir of the Craft #ad - Long live the king” hailed Entertainment Weekly upon publication of Stephen King’s On Writing. Part memoir, this superb volume is a revealing and practical view of the writer’s craft, part master class by one of the bestselling authors of all time, comprising the basic tools of the trade every writer must have.

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The Art of the Essay: From Ordinary Life to Extraordinary Words-includes activities for personal journals, classrooms, and writing groups!: Masters in Fine Living Series

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T. S. Poetry Press #ad - Writing advice from horror-meistro Stephen King, a fine softcover. Anchor Books. As well as being a true gift to the world. A great title for personal writing journeys, classrooms, and writers groups. Trade paperback. Harvard Business School Press. What kind of writer are you? asks charity Singleton Craig, as she opens you to a journey of discovery about the art of essay writing that explores both practical and reason-for-writing concerns.

The Art of the Essay: From Ordinary Life to Extraordinary Words-includes activities for personal journals, classrooms, and writing groups!: Masters in Fine Living Series #ad - From a near hummingbird disaster to a secret foray into hilarity, you’ll find yourself inspired alongside the author—to reimagine the simple stuff of your life as a starting point for thoughtful, sometimes amusing, always voice-infused writing that’s your very own . Used book in Good Condition.

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Influence: Building a Platform that Elevates Jesus Not Me

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Independently published #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Harvard Business School Press. By utilizing the practical tools, exercises, you’ll emerge with new confidence, awareness, and discussion questions provided, and decision-making clarity--ready to step out and shine the light of Jesus from the platform God has strategically placed beneath your feet.

Your platform isn’t big enough. If you’re a writer, speaker, or ministry leader, perhaps these five words have squelched your desire to share the message burning within. Writing advice from horror-meistro Stephen King, a fine softcover. In influence: building a platform that Elevates Jesus Not Me, you’re invited to a platform-building coaching session with the carpenter from Nazareth.

Influence: Building a Platform that Elevates Jesus Not Me #ad - Anchor Books. But as a christian, is there a way to gather followers and still follow jesus? is it possible to both build up your stats and take up your cross? How can you reconcile promoting yourself when you’re called to humble yourself, or elevating your name when you're commissioned to elevate Christ's? Authors Kate Motaung and Shannon Popkin know what it’s like to wrestle with these questions.

Join shannon and kate in this challenge to acknowledge the tension, examine hidden motives, set aside fears, and embrace the high calling of serving Christ. Trade paperback. In today’s digital world, speakers and writers are expected to grow their own following--or platform of influence--before gaining access to a microphone or book contract.

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Spiritual Writing: From Inspiration to Publication

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Beyond Words #ad - Spiritual Writing: From Inspiration to Publication #ad - Trade paperback. Used book in Good Condition. Writing advice from horror-meistro Stephen King, a fine softcover. Harvard Business School Press. In spiritual writing, writer and literary agent deborah levine herman and publisher Cynthia Black demystify the process and show writers how to create a book that both remains true to their vision and still conforms to the protocols of the publishing industry.

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Writing the Sacred Journey: The Art and Practice of Spiritual Memoir

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Skinner House Books #ad - Used book in Good Condition. Trade paperback. The author's use of the term "spiritual" is broad enough to include pretty much any illuminating experience of life. Sumangali morhall readers will discover how to construct a well-crafted spiritual memoir--one that honors the author's interior, sacred story and is at the same time accessible to others.

Harvard Business School Press. Writing the sacred journey provides practical advice on how to overcome writing obstacles as well as guidance for transforming the writing process into a spiritual practice. Anchor Books. A writing instructor and spiritual director, Andrew teaches spiritual memoir at Wisdom Ways Center for Spirituality in St.

Writing the Sacred Journey: The Art and Practice of Spiritual Memoir #ad - Writing advice from horror-meistro Stephen King, a fine softcover. Used book in Good Condition. This is a courageous work, full of practical exercises and examples of techniques. Paul, MN.

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Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them

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Harper #ad - Anchor Books. She takes pleasure in the long and magnificent sentences of Philip Roth and the breathtaking paragraphs of Isaac Babel; she is deeply moved by the brilliant characterization in George Eliot's Middlemarch. Trade paperback. She cautions readers to slow down and pay attention to words, the raw material out of which literature is crafted.

Written with passion, humor, and wisdom, Reading Like a Writer will inspire readers to return to literature with a fresh eye and an eager heart. Used book in Good Condition. Writing advice from horror-meistro Stephen King, a fine softcover. Harvard Business School Press. She looks to john le carré for a lesson in how to advance plot through dialogue, to Flannery O'Connor for the cunning use of the telling detail, and to James Joyce and Katherine Mansfield for clever examples of how to employ gesture to create character.

Reading Like a Writer: A Guide for People Who Love Books and for Those Who Want to Write Them #ad - Long before there were creative-writing workshops and degrees, how did aspiring writers learn to write? By reading the work of their predecessors and contemporaries, says Francine Prose. In reading like a writer, prose invites you to sit by her side and take a guided tour of the tools and the tricks of the masters.

. Used book in Good Condition. She reads the work of the very best writers—Dostoyevsky, Dickens, Flaubert, Austen, Kafka, Woolf, Chekhov—and discovers why their work has endured.

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