|shelves in my studio|
I just counted all the writing books I own (not including dictionaries and thesauri) I HAVE TWENTY- FOUR!!!!! Only two of them are left from my college days, so that means I have been doing my part to support my local Barnes & Noble. And yes! I have actually read almost all of them.
Tonight I have been enjoying Writing Begins with the Breath by Laraine Herring. It's like "writer's yoga"-- 30 minutes of reading it and I am calmer, breathing more deeply, and eager to write from the depths of my soul.
Here's a great quote from pg. 61: "The cycle of our breathing sustains our lives. We complete this cycle over 25,000 times per day. This consistency of breath -- inhale, pause, exhale, pause -- is our body's engine. The consistency of our writing practice will sustain the heart of our writing lives. We must show up and put pen to paper over and over and over again, whether we feel inspired or not."
This is sound advice for anything we wish to accomplish in our lives.
Have you read any good writing books?