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Writing and the Spriit
     

Writing and the Spriit

by Ken Kuhlken
 

Writing and the Spirit is a trove of reflections on the attitudes, habits, and practices that lead to inspiration.

Learn to: Be Ridiculous, Loathe B.S., Love Like Whitman, Get Free, Pursue Beauty, Become Who You Are, and Behold the Secret of Art.

“The themes of Ken Kuhlken’s vignettes kept drawing me in: being humble in writing, being

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Writing and the Spirit is a trove of reflections on the attitudes, habits, and practices that lead to inspiration.

Learn to: Be Ridiculous, Loathe B.S., Love Like Whitman, Get Free, Pursue Beauty, Become Who You Are, and Behold the Secret of Art.

“The themes of Ken Kuhlken’s vignettes kept drawing me in: being humble in writing, being generous with giving yourself away, getting quiet in order to write, and how to create a masterpiece that will change someone’s life.”
Philip Yancey, award-winning author of over 20 books, including Where Is God When It Hurts? and What’s So Amazing about Grace? philipyancey.com

“Writing and the Spirit is a handbook of writerly wisdom that anyone who hopes to change the world must read. Ken Kuhlken speaks with all the ease of a friend on your couch. An ingenius, multiple-PhD-holding, wise-man sort of friend, in case you have one of those. The pages are rich with observations from the world about us, writers in history and his own experience (failures and triumphs). He examines the (inner and outer) confrontations all writers must engage with in order to produce meaningful work. Among them are the nature of inspiration, imagination, and how not to be a hack. He also covers the downright nitty-gritty of the thing – the practical conditions that we all strive for and against in order to produce our art.
Anastasia Campos, writer and photographer. anastasiacampos.com

Product Details

BN ID:
2940011100246
Publisher:
Hickey's Books
Publication date:
07/27/2010
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,243,000
File size:
250 KB

Meet the Author

Ken's stories have appeared in Esquire and dozens of other magazines and anthologies, been honorably mentioned in Best American Short Stories, and earned a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. He has been a frequent contributor and a columnist for the San Diego Reader. His novels are Midheaven, a finalist for the Ernest Hemingway Award for best first novel, The Loud Adios (Private Eye Writers of America Best First Mystery Novel, 1989), The Venus Deal, The Angel Gang, The Do-Re-Mi (a January Magazine best book of 2006 and a finalist for the Shamus Award for Best PI Novel), and The Vagabond Virgins, The Biggest Liar in Los Angeles, and The Good Know Nothing. He has also published (at Hickey's Books) a memoir, a road saga (with Alan Russell), and two indispensable guides for writers. He lives on a hill overlooking Mexico and the Pacific Ocean with his daughter Zoe, their cat, and some chickens. He reads a lot, avoids most television, often attends church, blogs on books, writing, and education, teaches writing, and enjoys smacking balls with a bat and clubs.

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