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نوشتن با تنفس آغاز می‌شود: پیکربخشی صدای معتبر

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كتاب نوشتن با تنفس آغاز میشود محصول قلم نويسندهی مبتكر و صاحب ذوقی است كه تحصيلات دانشگاهیاش را در خدمت آموزههای عملی نويسندگی گذارده است و با لحنی صميمی و خردی گسترده راهی برای كشف آنچه عميق نوشتن مینامد به خواننده نشان میدهد، مسيری ملموس برای فرآوری تخيل هنری و بيان روان محتوای ذهن؛ ...more
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Published 2014 by بیدگل (first published September 11th 2007)
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Judy Croome
Mar 10, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If I had to describe this author’s approach to teaching writing in one word, that word would be “unique”. And fascinating. And unusual, practical and useful.

By combining oriental spiritual principles and western writing techniques, Laraine Herring has produced a writing book that finds the perfect balance between craft and creativity.

Perhaps because I do meditation (regularly) and yoga (desultorily), as I worked through this book, the meaning of my authentic voice became real for the first time.
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Kat Kiddles
Jan 25, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This has been the most difficult book I’ve ever experienced – like watching a car crash and not being able to look away. There were times when I was screaming inside with resistance, hating the truths she was smacking me in the face with, and she knew! She knew exactly when I was about to throw the book in the kitchen sink and douse it with dish-washing liquid before cutting it up with fork and knife. She knew because just before those moments came, she would slam on her brakes and remind me ...more
Saba Razvi
Aug 11, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Rather unusual approach to the writing process. I like that it bridges mind and body because writing so often forgets the body in process, even though it relies on the body to generate the raw materials of the product...
Sarah
Dec 02, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: any english/writing student
In reading this book, I found the activity to be very relaxing compared to other books I have read. This is probably because the author shows you how calm and collected one should be during the writing process. Herring gives many physical exercises to help relax the body and ease the mind so that there is no tension or stress during the procedure. These “body breaks”, as the author refers to them, are simple techniques that one practices while reading along. As I read, I grasped the meaning of ...more
Thomas DeWolf
Oct 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
I read a lot of books on the art and craft of writing. What a particularly liked about this one was Herring's focus on the authentic and critical connection between our writing and our bodies.

"Deep writing comes from our bodies, from our breath, and from our ability to remain solid in the places that scare us. It comes from merging with what we are writing – from dissolving our egos so that the real work can emerge through us, without conditions for success attached to it."

I believe she is
...more
Cathy Carpenter
Oct 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2014-read
I came across this book at exactly the right time. I have a meditation practice and a growing yoga practice, but my writing practice has been stuck in resistance for a while. This book integrates everything I've been learning and needing to know to open me up to my writing practice again and look at it with new eyes.
Angell Johnson
Oct 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is more like a personal development book, tailored to help confused beginning writers like myself. All writers want a New York Times best seller, but this book goes much deeper than achieving status. It shows the writer how looking inward for their satisfaction and validation strengthens their skills. Personal accomplishment should be valued over fame and money. Then everything else falls into place when you learn yourself (voice).
Tom Britz
May 29, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is chock-full of exercises for the body and mind designed to help develop the writer in you. It takes a zen and yogic approach to the writing process.
♥ Ibrahim ♥
Laraine has a way about her that gets you engrossed in everything she writes and you can't help but absolutely enjoy it. Her book is inspiring and it goes along what I believe writing to be: it flows from us, something that is every bit part of who we are. I owe here teaching me the names of some authors in order to expand a bit further; I was really glad to get into the world of John Gardner thanks to her. Her words are so beautiful, vivid, and she has the capacity for keep my attention as long ...more
Amber Polo
Feb 04, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: relaxation
I’d guess the most difficult book to write is one meant to tell other writers how to write. Laraine
Herring has succeeded in writing a book for every writer’s bedside table.

Beginning with the belief that your body’s cells hold memory, stories, and experiences, creative
writer/teacher Laraine Herring wants every writer to write authentically. What is authentic writing?
Different for each writer – you know it when you read it.

Using story, advice, clues, and exercises, she leads writers deeper into
...more
Wendy
Feb 20, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Herring calls this book a process book rather than a craft book. I haven't read many craft books until recently -- have read 3 within the last 2 months -- and this is by far the best. Encompassing ideas of yoga, Herring offers writing exercises that allow the writer to explore her inner life as well as her writing, both the overall process and the specifics, such as plot, character development, etc. This book helps me feel that my writing is important, even if it never sees the pages of a ...more
denise kay jacobs
Jul 29, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a book I return to time after time in the course of offering writing workshops and my own writing as well. The title's reference to breath is a metaphor for deep writing rooted in our bodies. Each chapter contains a "body break," and I am eager to incorporate some of these breaks into a workshop I'm offering this month (August 16). Even if I didn't teach writing, I would still value the body breaks and the reminders to take a break, to stretch, to breathe. The breath aside, each chapter ...more
Ritu
Nov 19, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-on-writing
This is one writing book that not a lot of people talk about but which is a wonderful addition to your shelf. It talks about the process of writing and the fears it brings (not the craft) and Herring has some truly great exercises to dip into your feelings and write in an embodied way. I think that's what's different about this book. The more I write, the more I feel like I write in 2 ways - one in which just my mind is engaged and another, when my entire body is engaged. In the second way, my ...more
Erin Lyndal
May 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A lot of books about writing are awful. They are dull or patronizing or repetitive or something else.

I enjoyed this one a lot because she's very well rounded in talking about a lot of aspects of writing, including solitude and the grief that comes when finishing a project. The exercises at the end of each chapter are generally helpful and insightful--not too fluffy, as many exercises are. I enjoy her unflinching, accepting honesty.

She does suggest yoga poses here with the chapters, and you can
...more
malrubius
Jul 01, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: writing
This is a very good book. It ties together writing and psychology very well, forcing the reader/writer to look inward while also examining how to express one's inner self in writing. Unlike Writing Down the Bones, however, Herring's book focuses not only on writing from the self but also on writing fiction that is not necessarily just bleeding one's heart onto the page. Most importantly, though, Herring is an excellent writer. The prose is clear and thoughtful, full of engaging analogies and ...more
Lyn
Oct 15, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: writing-interest
Herring suggests that the more in tune with our body the easier it is to write. She discusses how important it is to commit to writing everyday like most authors on writing suggest however her approach is that a finely tuned body with perform more efficently. Her body breaks and touchstones encourage you to step outside of your normal daily writing routine. I found myself writing longer after exploring the body breaks. I recommend you give her thought process a try, it makes sense!
Marie
Nov 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is a keeper - so far the best book I've found for writers and aspiring writers. Not only is it well-written, but it has both body exercises (think yoga) and writing exercises I will probably come back to again and again. The chapters are also broken up and organized in such a way that writers will be able to pinpoint their needs and read a short chapter or two when specific needs/desires apply.
Dr Zorlak
Aug 10, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: meditation
MFAs have a very particular, cerebral and forced way of writing. It's like they never really "let go" and write. They think too much. It is exasperating. In this book, you can ignore all the yogi hokum and new age prose and just do the breathing exercises. They are truly helpful. At least in that respect she knows what she's doing.
Laura Elliott
Um. To be honest, didn't resonate with me. My neighbor gave this to me because she was very inspired by it. I tried to read it, I really did. But it just didn't speak to me. So, I put it down and returned it. I am also a VERY slow reader. So, I really need to pick and choose what I read. If I have to keep telling myself I have to get to that book, well, it just doesn't make the cut for me.
Cathleen
May 20, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned
Laraine has a way of saying things that are sometimes difficult to accept, but can say them in a way that doesn't judge and yet at the same time is a kick in the pants. This book might help you find your voice and will definitely help calm the noise in your head. I'm lucky to have had Laraine as a teacher. She's the real deal and this book is too.
JoAnn Jordan
May 29, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is an excellent guide to writing and even life. There is much wisdom in this book. The exercises are useful and challenging.

I enjoyed this book and recommend it highly to writers hoping to more fully integrate writing into their lives.
Jody Casella
Apr 07, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Good book for writers. There are lots of quotable passages to inspire you, and exercises to do if you're struggling with writer's block. There's a really good chapter on finding voices from the past.
Lindy
Writing is part of my spiritual practice and to write deeply is a reachable goal. Herring makes writing deeply part of the prescription for getting in touch with the authentic self. Writing becomes interconnected to the mind, body, and spirit experience. EXCELLENT!
Tom
Jul 25, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is a great resource and inspiration for my little writing hobby.
Mary
I keep this book at my desk for on-the-spot encouragement and inspiration. It's my shield against fear and doubt!
Janet
Oct 20, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: writing
This one was even more self-help-like than the last book on writing I read. Couldn't really stomach it but did find a good quote that I will send to a good friend.
Clifford
Jun 25, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book is nicely done. The lesson I take away from it is to get yourself out of the way of the writing: let it come.
Anna
Dec 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is a living, breathing being. It offers you a hand that will warmly intertwine with yours and take you on a very special journey if you let it.
Susannah
Enjoyed this book sooo much! Practical, applicable guide to reaching into that 'creative storehouse' through yoga.
Kayla
Sep 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An insightful guide to writing that explains the process well and shows how much you really need to put into it.
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Laraine Herring holds an MFA in creative writing and an MA in counseling psychology. Her short stories, poems, and essays have appeared in national and local publications. Her fiction has won the Barbara Deming Award for Women and her nonfiction work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She currently directs the creative writing program at Yavapai College in Prescott, Arizona. She is a member ...more
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