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The creative process doesn't have to be torturous with The Tao of Writing, it can be glorious. Invoking the principles of the Tao allows you to do your best work ever. By tapping into the true flow of your creativity, you can discover and develop your true talents and abilities.
Author Ralph Wahlstrom uses the connection between teaching, writing, and the tenets of the Tao to help you learn to write from a new perspective, enhancing your work and your creative journey. Organized into three parts, this engaging book is as practical as it is inspiring:
The Philosophy Why the Tao in Writing?
A brief introduction to Taoist thought, drawing from the Tao te Ching, Chuang tze, The Tao of Pooh, and well-known writers
The Twelve Principles of Tao in Writing
An exploration of the twelve principles of the Tao in relation to writing Applying the Tao to Writing
Inspiring exercises that set your mind in motion and build the momentum you need to create original, well-realized works With The Tao of Writing as your guide, you can overcome "writer's rigor mortis," and become a better, happier, more productive writer.
About The Author
Ralph L. Wahlstrom has been a journalist, a grant writer, and a writer of fiction and nonfiction. His work has appeared in Mystery Magazine. AAA Magazine, and Frets. He earned his Ph. D. in rhetoric and technical communication from Michigan Technological University in 1996. He is currently an associate professor and the director of the writing program at SUNY Buffalo State College.
Table Of Contents
Part 1: The philosophy?Why the Tao in Writing?
My Path to the Tao of Writing
Making Connections: Writing and the Tao
Part 2: Twelve Principle of the Tao of Writing
Writing is natural
Writing is flow
Writing is creation
Writing is detachment
Writing is discovery
Writing is change
Writing is unified yet multiplied
Writing is clarity
Writing is simplicity
Writing is personal
Writing is universal
Writing is open-ended
Part 3: Applying the Tao to Writing
Te: The Tao of Writing Is an Ethical Way
The Writing Space
The Writer's Tools
A Final Word
Part 4: Writing Activities