This week, we're all about the body and writing. Enjoy this companion post to Wednesday's piece about yoga by Lindsay O'Neill.
By Dawn Jordan
Are you aware you can leverage the intelligence of your muscles, skin and bones to produce compelling writing that moves your readers emotionally and physically?
Massage, bodywork and dance are my moves of choice
May 17, 2012 | Info
To thine own physical vessel be true: A writer and yoga teacher reflects on what it means to write from embodied space
By Lindsey O’Neill
Why I am passionate about teaching yoga & writing at Grub Street this June? So many reasons. My writing has changed since incorporating yoga into my own writing practice: my language has become more textured, my sensory details have become more evocative, and the road map guide to my own visceral memory, the life experiences we all have that then become stored within our physical bodies, has become more familiar and easier to navigate.
May 17, 2012 | Info
By Linda K. Wertheimer
Our instructor looked at the dozen of us and asked, “So who’s going to the Muse?” Maybe half the hands went up.
It was April 2011, and several of my classmates in a nonfiction workshop were on the fence about attending the upcoming Muse & the Marketplace, Grub Street’s annual conference. Some hated any kind of conference because they were, like many writers, wall flowers. They hated to schmooze. Worse, they were petrified about giving an elevator pitch to an agent or editor.
May 3, 2012 | Info
by Elizabeth and Stanley Dankoski
Elizabeth: If I could go back to that weekend in April 2009, I’d first give myself a little shake and then advise against that teal, fake silk shirt. “Girl, quit pouting and put on something flattering,” I’d whisper in my ear. “Your life is about to be recast.”
But of course I was oblivious that my self-pity was about to meet its expiration date, and so I slouched my post-divorce, post-MFA, non-writing self into The Muse and the Marketplace that weekend, hoping a stray bit of inspiration might leap from behind some lectern ...
May 1, 2012 | Info
As a Writer On The Road, I drive. A lot. Mostly I drive to book events, readings & signings & book clubs. In the past 2 years, I've driven from Boston to Minnesota to Kansas to Texas to Florida to Georgia to Chicago to Tucson to Duluth to Lincoln to Kansas to Boston to Kansas to Denver to Boston to Indiana to Cape Cod to New Jersey to South Dakota to Ohio....and back again. In April 2010, when I got my current vehicle--a Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo--it had 14,000 miles. This past March, it turned 100,000.