So much news! But first things first. The Midnight Land I is free on Kindle January 20-24, and for those of you in the Amazon.com market, Part II is just 99c! Of course, they’re always free on KU. Hmm, and while I’m on the subject of free books, the Portal to Fantasy Winter Reading Giveaway is still going […]Read more "The Midnight Land is Free this Week! Plus excerpts and more giveaways"
Wild Mind: Living the Writer’s Life Natalie Goldberg After the (somewhat unexpected) success of “Writing Down the Bones,” Natalie Goldberg was called, perhaps by her inner muse, perhaps by her publishing company, to write another book on writing. The result is “Wild Mind: Living the Writer’s Life.” In many ways “Wild Mind” is quite similar […]Read more "“Wild Mind: Living the Writer’s Life” by Natalie Goldberg"
Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within Natalie Goldberg Lots of writing manuals will give you a 1-2-3 formula for being productive and successful. “Writing Down the Bones” goes in completely the opposite direction. As Natalie Goldberg tells us in the Introduction: “Learning to write is not a linear process. There is no logical […]Read more "“Writing Down the Bones” by Natalie Goldberg"
The Mindful Writer Dinty W. Moore In “The Mindful Writer,” Dinty Moore focuses not on the nuts and bolts of writing, and not on how to write popular prose–aspiring romance and thriller writers hoping to churn out the next cookie-cutter midlist book may find these words helpful, but it’s not aimed at them–but on how […]Read more "“The Mindful Writer” by Dinty Moore"
After Buddhism Stephen Batchelor My rather faint and dilettantish interest in Buddhism has in recent years grown more serious, inspired in part by being seriously ill and unable to practice yoga as I used to, forcing me to turn to meditation instead. So I guess the people who believe that yoga is a gateway practice […]Read more "“After Buddhism” by Stephen Batchelor"
When Things Fall Apart Pema Chödrön “When Things Fall Apart” is a short, pithy collection of essays by esteemed Buddhist nun and spiritual guide Pema Chodron about facing the difficult things in life, whatever they may be. Although Chodron sometimes discusses specific situations, and occasionally gives specific examples, sometimes rather amusing ones of her inability […]Read more "“When Things Fall Apart” by Pema Chödrön"
How To Be Sick: A Buddhist-Inspired Guide For the Chronically Ill and Their Caregivers Toni Bernhard Foreword by Sylvia Boorstein The problem for most Western approaches to dealing with a serious or chronic illness is that they are based, whether they know it or not, on the concepts of objective distance and physical and rational […]Read more "“How To Be Sick” by Toni Bernhard"