Dojo Wisdom for Writers: 100 Simple Ways to Become a More Inspired, Successful, and Fearless Writer

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When black belt Jennifer Lawler started training in the martial arts, she discovered that the skills she was honing in the dojo (training hall)—how to focus, stay disciplined, and persevere—could be used in her professional life as a writer and writing instructor. In Dojo Wisdom for Writers, Lawler shares 100 essential lessons from the martial arts that she used to build her own career and that will help aspiring writers everywhere. With practical advice, exercises, and many ...
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When black belt Jennifer Lawler started training in the martial arts, she discovered that the skills she was honing in the dojo (training hall)—how to focus, stay disciplined, and persevere—could be used in her professional life as a writer and writing instructor. In Dojo Wisdom for Writers, Lawler shares 100 essential lessons from the martial arts that she used to build her own career and that will help aspiring writers everywhere. With practical advice, exercises, and many stories from established writers, Dojo Wisdom for Writers shows readers:

Why a warrior (and a writer) must master many techniques
How to stop fearing the blow—of rejection
The Way of the writer is not always straight—it can be the path to success

Inspiring, wise, and always down-to-earth, Dojo Wisdom for Writers is a valuable addition to any writer's library.

Author Biography: Jennifer Lawler is the author of more than twenty books and many magazine articles. She is the former co-chair of the National Writers Union Book Division and has taught literature and writing at the University of Kansas. She lives in Lawrence, Kansas, with her daughter.

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An accomplished author and black belt, Lawler applies valuable skills from her martial arts training to building a writing career. "Practice daily, regardless of circumstances," "let your intuition speak," and "accept criticism to grow" are just a few of her wise tenets. This great source of quick, accessible inspiration is recommended for larger collections. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780142196311
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA)
  • Publication date: 7/27/2004
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.14 (h) x 0.45 (d)

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Jennifer Lawler is the author of more than twenty books and many magazine articles. She is the former co-chair of the National Writers Union Book Division and has taught literature and writing at the University of Kansas. She lives in Lawrence, Kansas, with her daughter.
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