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.
“Advice books for writers are a dime a dozen but Moore provides a fresh approach with this melding of Buddhist teachings and sage career and life lessons for those who devote their lives to the written word. This is a compact book of practical and philosophical truths for both novice and veteran writers.”
– Publishers Weekly
“There is something fresh and undeniably appealing about these bite-sized morsels, which expand the writer's experience to a broader, human one.”
– The Writer Magazine
“Small but powerful—a welcome addition to many writers’ desks, and an inspiring and supportive gift.”
– ForeWord Reviews
“The Mindful Writer is a strong pick for anyone who wants to make sure they are writing with their heart in it, very much recommended.”
– Midwest Book Reviews
“Never be without it—as reference, as balm, as talisman; to refresh, encourage, comfort, and instruct. It's a trove of treasures. Professor Moore—insightful, funny, and true—cheers us on like the teacher and friend he is.”