Writing from the Body

For writers, artists and dreamers who long to free their voice

John Lee and Ceci MIller-Kritsberg

St. Martin's Griffin

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A book about spirit, creativity, and the inner life of the writer

Certain writing books go beyond questions of craft and art to explore the deepest sources of the creative impulse. Writing from the Body is not a "head book"; it is a heart book, a shoulder book, a hand book, a back book, and a soul book that liberates writers from the shackles of self-consciousness and doubt.

Developed from John Lee's popular workshops that have helped thousands of writers, this book offers meditative techniques, physical exercises, and candid counseling--all designed to combat the fears, self-imposed standards, and suppressed feelings that block creative potential. Inspirational qutoes from poems and prose develop John Lee's central message: in order to write from the truth of our total experience, we most return to our bodies.

As Lee notes, "The call to write is a call that's received in the body first. If we are to answer this call, we have to feel every part of our lives. In this book you'll learn the grammar of the gut, the syntax of the sinews, the launage of the legs. For everyone who is tired of living life in the little closet between the ears, get ready."

Any writer, artist, teacher, or psychologist interested in the creative process will find this book invaluable, a lasting source of hope and power.

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John Lee and Ceci MIller-Kritsberg

John Lee teacher Writing for Body workshops throughout the U.S. and Canada. He has taught literature at the University of Alabama, University of Texas, and Austin College before turning to lecturing, writing, and training therapists and the general public in emotional release techniques that he developed. He is the author of several books, including Facing the Fire, At My Father's Wedding, and The Flying Boy. He lives in Austin, Texas.

Ceci Miller-Kritbserg, a graduate of the Iowa Writers Workshop, lives in Olympia, Washington.

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Writing from the Body
For writers, artists and dreamers who long to free their voice
John Lee and Ceci MIller-Kritsberg

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
November 1994
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312115364
ISBN10: 0312115369
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 160 pages
$16.99
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