by Morgan Dragonwillow (Goodreads Author)
Soul Prompts is a spiritual writing experience that gives you a direct line to the source of inspiration. If you could commu…more
Soul Prompts is a spiritual writing experience that gives you a direct line to the source of inspiration. If you could communicate with your soul would you? Soul Prompts can help you connect to that voice within whether you want to have a deeper spiritual life, a better understanding of your purpose, which path to take next or to help you get your stories written.
It's time to have a conversation with your soul.
This book is for you if you want to:
1. Explore a deeper connection to your soul.
2. Live a more spiritual life.
3. Have a better understanding of your writing journey.
4. Figure out your next step.
5. Discover where your words come from.
6. Learn why your soul chose this life.
7. Take your writing to a deeper level.
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by Andrew McConnell Stott
In the spring of 1816, Lord Byron was the greatest poet of his generation and the most famous man in Britain, but his personal life was about to erupt. Fleeing his celebrity, notoriety, and debts, he sought refuge in Europe, taking his young doctor with him. As an inexperienced medic with literary aspirations of his own, Doctor John Polidori could not believe his luck.
That summer another literary star also arrived in Geneva. With Percy Bysshe Shelley came his lover, Mary, and her step-sister, Claire Clairmont. For the next three months, this party of young bohemians shared their lives, charged with sexual and artistic tensions. It was a period of extraordinary creativity: Mary Shelley started writing Frankenstein, the gothic masterpiece of Romantic fiction; Byron completed Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage, his epic poem; and Polidori would begin The Vampyre, the first great vampire novel.
It was also a time of remarkable drama and emotional turmoil. For Byron and the Shelleys, their stay by the lake would serve to immortalize them in the annals of literary history. But for Claire and Polidori, the Swiss sojourn would scar them forever. [close]
by Steven Pinker
Why is so much writing so bad, and how can we make it better? Is the English language being corrupted by te…more
Why is so much writing so bad, and how can we make it better? Is the English language being corrupted by texting and social media? Do the kids today even care about good writing? Why should any of us care?
In The Sense of Style, the bestselling linguist and cognitive scientist Steven Pinker answers these questions and more. Rethinking the usage guide for the twenty-first century, Pinker doesn’t carp about the decline of language or recycle pet peeves from the rulebooks of a century ago. Instead, he applies insights from the sciences of language and mind to the challenge of crafting clear, coherent, and stylish prose.
In this short, cheerful, and eminently practical book, Pinker shows how writing depends on imagination, empathy, coherence, grammatical knowhow, and an ability to savor and reverse engineer the good prose of others. He replaces dogma about usage with reason and evidence, allowing writers and editors to apply the guidelines judiciously, rather than robotically, being mindful of what they are designed to accomplish.
Filled with examples of great and gruesome prose, Pinker shows us how the art of writing can be a form of pleasurable mastery and a fascinating intellectual topic in its own right.
― Jarod Kintz, This is the best book I've ever written, and it still sucks
― Maya Angelou
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