Writing the Natural Way
For those who yearn to write but falter at the sight of a blank page, the unique, student-proven techniques in Writing the Natural Way will help unlock natural writing style and storytelling abilities. First published in 1983, this popular classic...
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For those who yearn to write but falter at the sight of a blank page, the unique, student-proven techniques in Writing the Natural Way will help unlock natural writing style and storytelling abilities. First published in 1983, this popular classic has been revised with five completely new chapters and a wealth of field-tested exercises.^Since 1973, Dr. Gabriele Rico has pioneered a dramatically different approach to writing that releases creative potential by tapping a rarely accessed part of the brain. Writing easily, meaningfully, and spontaneously is a simple matter of flowing with, rather than resisting, the mind's natural cooperative rhythms. By abolishing formal rules and quelling the painful inner critic, Writing the Natural Way helps writers of all levels acquire the spontaneity and ease of uninhibited self-expression.
Writing the Natural Way, first published fifteen years ago, has shown hundreds of thousands of readers how to turn the task of writing into the joy of writing. Completely revised, newly illustrated, and with a wealth of updated, field-tested exercises, this popular classic will help unlock natural writing styles and storytelling abilities.
Rico leads workshops and lectures extensively on the creative process and the application of brain research to learning. She is also a professor of English and creative arts at San Jose State University.
- :foreword<br>preface<br>one: Opening: Letting The Writer In Us Out<br>two: Clustering: The Doorway To Your Design Mind<br>three: The Receptive "i": The Childhood Origins Of Natural Writing<br>four: The Self-reflective Mind: Words And The Brain<br>five: Discovering Design: The Trial-web Shift<br>six: The Zen Of Improvising: Re-creations<br>seven: Recurrences: The Unifying Thread<br>eight: Language Rhythms: The Music In Words<br>nine: Images: Inner Eye Directing Writing Hand<br>ten: Wedding Word To Image: Metaphor<br>eleven: Nuances: The Many Voices In The One<br>twelve: Yin Yang: Polarity And Creative Tension<br>thirteen: Brevity And Re-vision: Less Is More<br>fourteen: Designing Constellations: Worlds Within Words<br>bibliography<br>index