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One Continuous Mistake by Gail Sher

One Continuous Mistake

One Continuous Mistake by Gail Sher
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Apr 01, 1999 | 224 Pages
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Table Of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Part I: A Writing “Habit”
Exercise: Writing Zazen
1. Four Noble Truths for Writers
2. Pointing Directly at Your Own Heart, You’ll Find Buddha
3. Single-Minded Effort
4. Grandmother’s Fingerpointing
5. A Writing “Habit”
6. Waves of the Sea Belong to the Sea
7. Writing Posture
8. The Kiss of the Asp
9. The Writer’s Middle Way
10. Distractions
Part II: Like Jesus, It’s From God. And From You.
Exercise: Writing Kinhin
11. Stay-at-Home Days
12. Fleeting Thoughts
13. Books Read Us
14. Reading Supports Writing—But Watch Out!
15. Bleached-Bone Simplicity
16. Ode to a Drawer
17. The Rubbery Time of Revision
18. One Continuous Mistake
19. Like Jesus, It’s From God. And From You.
20. Ping!
21. Five Pillars of Writing
Part III. The Lesson of Little Red Riding Hood
Exercise: Sneaking Up On Your Mind
22. Tigers in the Lowland
23. Invisible Practice
24. The Gentle Cycle
25. Writer’s Block: The Magic Mountain
26. Writer’s Anorexia: The Abuse of Creative Power
27. The Lesson of Little Red Riding Hood
28. Writing Parents
Part IV. Beauty Plus Pity
Exercise: Watching the Mind
29. If I Think About Myself, Does That Mean I’m Selfish?
30. Writer-Jock
31. Writing and “Right” Livelihood
32. Who Is Writing Better Vedas?
33. Ripples on the Surface of the Water
34. Art Is Theft, Art Is Armed Robbery, Art Is Not Pleasing Your Mother
35. Beauty Plus Pity
36. A Button and a Few Bones
37. Life Is Not Killed
Part V. A Word Is a Charged Situation
Exercise: Mot Juste
38. Huckleberry “K”
39. Tibetan English
40. The Told Story
41. Art for Life’s Sake
42. The Look of a Voice
43. Grasp the Thing, Words Will Follow
44. Wild by Law
Part VI. “No, No—Poetry Is Serious! Zen Is Not Serious.”
Exercise: Silence Is Not Silence Is Not Silence
45. The Gospel According to This Moment
46. “Ashes Do Not Come Back to Firewood”
47. Lady Murasaki’s Insight
48. Heron and I
49. Lean Words & Quietly
50. The Frida Kahlo Principle
51. An Angel in the House
52. Not Knowing
53. One World at a Time
Appendices
A. Guidelines for Beginning Writers of Haiku
B. Your Reading Personality
C. Your Learning Personality
Notes
Bibliography

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