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A Writer's Paris: A Guided Journey for the Creative Soul

A Writer's Paris: A Guided Journey for the Creative Soul

by Eric Maisel PhD

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Overview

Enrich your life and write with more intensity than ever on a spirit-renewing adventure in the City of Light. Experience Paris not as a tourist but as a creator, where you dedicate yourself to the bohemian life in picturesque parks, cafés, and bookstores. In this guided tour of a beloved destination that has sparked the imagination of countless writers and artists, leading creativity coach Eric Maisel offers insights on how to use the city to spur commitment to your craft.
Beyond the metaphor of Paris as a place of creativity, Maisel provides practical tools for you to use upon committing to this journey: tips for writing at the Place des Vosges while soaking in the surrounding architecture and vibrant energy; advice on the best time to visit the Musée d'Orsay for maximum inspiration; and ideas for engaging all the senses during strolls through churches and subways of this dazzling location. In brief essays that are whimsically illustrated, Maisel helps you put your dreams into action, encouraging you to move beyond the idea of living and writing in Paris to the reality of doing it, for three weeks or three years or anytime in between.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780486831879
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication date: 08/14/2019
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Eric Maisel, Ph.D., is the author of more than 50 books, including Dover's The Magic of Sleep Thinking and Ten Zen Seconds. Dr. Maisel is a creativity coach and mental health advocate in the areas of critical psychology and critical psychiatry. He lectures around the world and facilitates deep writing workshops at the Esalen Institute, the Omega Institute, and the Kripalu Yoga Center.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
 
Introduction: A Degree in Paris
01 A Day in the Place des Vosges
02 Pure Flâneur
03 Apricots
04 The Musée d’Orsay When It Opens
05 On Not Speaking French
06 Writing in Public Places
07 Hemingway Slept Here
08 Your Novel in Six Months’ Time
09 Privilege and the Place Vendôme
10 Human Scale
11 Sartre and Inauthenticity
12 Mimes and Literary Agents
13 Three-Week Books
14 On Support
15 The Pain of Perfect Little Parks
16 The Doable Dream
17 The Professor of Nothing
18 Disrespecting Albert Camus
19 Gay Mayors
20 Rainy Day Lover
21 Eating an Elephant
22 An Idea for a Novel
23 Smaller and Smaller
24 Picasso
25 Ghost
26 Second Chances
27 The Great Escape
28 Motivated by Croissants
29 Running Off
30 With Your Daughter on the Rue de Rivoli
31 Maya and Lemonade
32 If Not Paris, If Not a Year
33 Fearing Paris
34 Au Revoir to the Place des Vosges
A1 Appendix: A Planning Checklist
A2 Appendix: Where to Write or Read
A3 Appendix: Resources for Planning Your Trip