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All writers are faced at some point with feelings of self-consciousness and self-doubt about their work. In this invaluable guide, Laraine Herring offers advice to writers who want to become more comfortable with their writing, face their inhibitions, and gain the confidence to release their true voice. Utilizing the breath, a vigorous movement practice designed to break up stagnation with the body and the mind, and writing exercises aimed both at self-exploration and developing works-in-progress, Herring offers a clear path to writing through illusion. Learn how to remove obstacles in your writing and develop techniques to help you relax into your own voice; discover ways to enter into a compassionate, non-judgmental relationship with yourself so that you can write safely and authentically from a place of absolute vulnerability; and discover the interconnectedness of your personal writing process and the community as a whole. The Writing Warrior will not only help you find ways to develop your writing, but also ways to develop yourself.
“Practical, accessible, and motivational.”–The Washington Post
“A worthwhile and motivating read for all writers. Those who enjoy Julia Cameron’s (The Artist’s Way, etc.) holistic approach should similarly like Herring's work.”–Library Journal
“Laraine Herring takes you on a journey toward wholeness as a writer–she not only explores every aspect of the writing process; she also invites you to explore every aspect of your writing self–body, mind, and spirit. Anyone who writes–or wants to–will find this book as essential and inspiring as breath.”–Gayle Brandeis, author of Fruitflesh: Seeds of Inspiration for Women Who Write