The Mindful Writer: Noble Truths of the Writing Life

Dinty W Moore (Author)

Product Details

Wisdom Publications
Publish Date
April 10, 2012
4.79 X 6.83 X 0.63 inches | 0.43 pounds

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About the Author

Dinty W. Moore is author of The Mindful Writer: Noble Truths of the Writing Life, as well as the memoir Between Panic and Desire, winner of the Grub Street Nonfiction Book Prize in 2009. Moore has published essays and stories in The Southern Review, The Georgia Review, Harpers, The New York Times Sunday Magazine, The Philadelphia Inquirer Magazine, Iron Horse Literary Review, and Crazyhorse, among numerous other venues. A professor of nonfiction writing at Ohio University, Moore lives in Athens, Ohio, where he grows heirloom tomatoes and edible dandelions.


"I've been carrying this small, powerful book with me wherever I go. It's a stellar companion that keeps me on track, in writing and in life."--Brenda Miller, author of Listening Against the Stone and co-author of The Pen and the Bell: Mindful Writing in a Busy World
"Some books are a sheer pleasure to read. This one is a treasure of insights and beautifully worded ideas. It's also brief and handy. There's no reason to deny yourself this treat, whether you're a writer or a reader. The Mindful Writer will find its place on my shelf of writer's guides and inspirations."--Thomas Moore, author of Care of the Soul
"I recommend this book to anyone interested in the written word."--Lin Jensen, author of Deep Down Things, Pavement, and Bad Dog!
"What a relief! Dinty W. Moore shares practical strategies that help writers cultivate peace of mind and write better prose. Moore's light, insightful and prescient commentary is a potent antidote for writer's angst and a welcome companion for an otherwise lonely activity. Read on, then write!"--Deborah Schoberlein, author of Mindful Teaching and Teaching Mindfulness
"Moore condenses an entire library of writing advice into sixty deft lessons. I will urge this wise, kind, slender volume on all of my students."--Heather Sellers, author of The Practice of Creative Writing