The Writer's I Ching: Wisdom for the Creative Life

The Writer's I Ching: Wisdom for the Creative Life

by Jessica Morrell, Elaura Niles
     
 

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The writing life is solitary and challenging, and it takes far more than creativity to become a commercial success. The Writer’s I Ching uses the ancient Chinese divination system to provide writers with help mastering the business of writing and choosing the most propitious times to take action. Because writing educators created the book, it also

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The writing life is solitary and challenging, and it takes far more than creativity to become a commercial success. The Writer’s I Ching uses the ancient Chinese divination system to provide writers with help mastering the business of writing and choosing the most propitious times to take action. Because writing educators created the book, it also teaches the storyteller and non-fiction craft with lessons suitable for both beginners and seasoned professionals.This unique presentation of the I Ching features a complete deck of 64 cards bound into the book itself. The writer poses a question about how to proceed on a specific fiction or non-fiction project, negotiation, or business matter. He draws an I Ching card and turns to the proper page for the interpretation of that card. Many cases of writer’s block have been cured and flashes of insight gained through this simple technique. The I Ching dates back to before Christ and counts among its devotees Confucius, Albert Einstein, and Bob Dylan.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762425471
Publisher:
Running Press Book Publishers
Publication date:
07/02/2007
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Jessica Morell’s online writing class at Ivillage.com was acclaimed by Writer’s Digest as one of the best sites online for writers. She has been a writing teacher for over a dozen years. Morell lives in Portland, Oregon. Elaura Niles works for the 35-year-old nonprofit writer’s organization, Williamette Writers. She is the author of Zeus and His Mighty Nine Iron. Niles lives in Boring, Oregon.

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